All good things come to an end. Our sailboat Aldebaran has been in the family for almost 40 years. In fact my first date with my wife, Robbie, was on the boat almost that long ago. But it's a lot of … [Read more...] about Saying goodbye to Aldebaran
A couple months ago, a UU minister from Grafton stopped to take photos of a white clapboard church in a sleepy Massachusetts town. He described the place as “picturesque and postcard-ready,” an echo … [Read more...] about Racism: we’ve come far, but not far enough
For the next week, a group of likeminded people will be gathering at Tamera in southern Portugal to discuss what they call “sacred activism.” Tamera isn’t simply an intentional community, but rather … [Read more...] about Sacred Activism in Portugal
Why should one live in community? According to the Bruderhof, it’s no less than an imperative from God: “We must live in community because all life created by God exists in a communal order and works … [Read more...] about Feeding the need for community
As Jeffrey A. Lockwood writes in his column for UU World, “a moral life means not merely believing the right things but doing good works.” There’s much debate in the world of religion about doing … [Read more...] about Do (practical) good
One of the themes of Ray’s journals (and life in general) was a question: Is it possible to lead an authentic life within the bounds of traditional society? He had tried during his … [Read more...] about Life in community or outside it?