Author Archives: Jim

Forgiveness and Letting Go of Blame

Note: The following is a transcript from a talk I gave to the St. Croix Unitarians on October 9, 2016. A little boy decides he wants to skip school. So he calls the elementary school office, and he tries to … Continue reading

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An Inquiry into Avoiding Unnecessary Suffering

Note: The following is a transcript from a talk I gave to the St. Croix Unitarians on September 11, 2016. When I was asked to speak on 9/11, the inference was that I would be the right person to speak … Continue reading

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Bias and the cultivation of open-hearted belief: Transcript from Unitarian Presentation

There’s a story from a couple of centuries ago. There was a situation where the Pope wanted the Jews to leave Rome. There was an uproar. So, they decided to have a debate. If the Pope won, then the oppositional … Continue reading

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Mindful Speech — Transcript from Unitarian Presentation

I’m going to begin with a story about a young man who invited his mother over to his house for supper, his name was John. Now his mother had long been suspicious of the relationship that her son had with … Continue reading

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A Proposal for Earth Day

I can’t think of a single greater threat to the survival of human civilization, and perhaps the human race (over the next 150 years) than global climate change. Barring unforeseeable events, such as extraterrestrial invasion or impact by a giant … Continue reading

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