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person, educator, unitarian universalist, artist, lover of the written word...

The Buddha’s Last Instruction by Mary Oliver

The Buddha’s Last Instruction “Make of yourself a light,” said the Buddha, before he died. I think of this every morning as the east begins to tear off its many clouds of darkness, to send up the first signal – … Continue reading

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R.E. NOTES November 18, 2014

Dear Old Ship, Holidays… it used to mean Holy Days… and even if one had no sense of the sacred, it used to mean fun… Since before Halloween, I’ve been hearing the word, “holidays”, followed immediately by groans growls and … Continue reading

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R.E. NOTES October 22, 2014  

Dear Old Ship, Coffee hour… Second hour… That “hour” by any other name, will still cause controversies… and anxieties… and perhaps even a few resentments… But I’m here to tell you that Coffee Hour is the most important forty minutes … Continue reading

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R.E. NOTES 9/24/14

R.E. NOTES September 24, 2014 Dear Old Ship, I’ve been busily preparing for the start-up of Sunday school… Trying to make things as organized and easy for the volunteer teachers as possible… This past week I was concentrating on the … Continue reading

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OLD SHIP R.E. Calendar 2014 – 2015 (8/13/14 2nd draft) September 7, Sun 10:30-11:40 Water Communion – Whole community worship Nursery care only September 7, Sun 4pm-6pm COA – Orientation (Parlor) September 14, Sun Sunday school begins, ALL groups (TERM … Continue reading

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R.E. NOTES August 25, 2014

R.E. NOTES August 25, 2014 The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.    Marcel Proust   Dear Old Ship,    The world is heavy on us… from the heavy, heavy news… to … Continue reading

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R.E. NOTES March 23, 2014

Dear Old Ship,  I’ve been teaching Sunday school this term… It’s not something I should be doing, but we just weren’t able to recruit enough teachers this past term. And you know what? I have been loving it.  I’ve been teaching Grades … Continue reading

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R.E. NOTES August 21, 2013

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.    Marcel Proust Dear Old Ship,   It’s starting to look like start-up time again… Nursery toys have been washed… The sandbox has been weeded… … Continue reading

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R.E. NOTES February 19, 2014

Dear Old Ship,  I wish all of life could be a Youth Con… Or at least, lived by UU Youth culture and Youth covenants…  If you’ve ever wondered why our Youth fall instantly in love with CONs, I have your … Continue reading

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R.E. NOTES January 22, 2014

R.E. NOTES  January 22, 2014 Dear Old Ship, I’ve put together: – Bev’s Kids & Youth (and some other stuff) Calendar for 2nd half of 2013- 2014 It is not meant to be a complete listing of all that’s going … Continue reading

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