Author Archives: Jim

Engaged love in Troubled Times

Note: the following is a transcript for a Unitarian web group share. Please forgive imperfections: an old mic and hoarse voice (I have a lung/throat situation). The first MP3 recording is the entire transcript.  The second MP3 recording is just … Continue reading

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Holiday Pause

Have you ever noticed on holidays that, especially in the morning, there is lightness in the air. I often notice this. particularly on Thanksgiving and Christmas, and usually more in the morning (and I did notice it yesterday). There is … Continue reading

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New Book: Gathering My Life Into Feathers: A Wondrous Spiritual Journey

When I was a kid, I remember being told that if I didn’t gain more weight, the wind would blow me away. That didn’t scare me. I figured with just the right amount of lift, I could fly. From 10/15 … Continue reading

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River of Change: Reflections on Impermanence

Note: The following is a (close) transcript from a talk I gave to the St. Croix Unitarians on April 14, 2019. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. The French eat a … Continue reading

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The Grief and Intimacy of my Dear Brother’s death

Note: The following is a transcript from a talk I gave to the St. Croix Unitarians on August 19, 2018. My brother John died on June 15 2018. This month he would have been 61. He was as tall as I, … Continue reading

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