Category Archives: religion

“Never What It’s Supposed to Be”: A Sermon

What follows is a sermon I gave at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday, June 25, 2017.  Included here are two readings which were part of the service. “Yesterday’s just a memory, and tomorrow is never what it’s supposed to be.” –Bob … Continue reading

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I Want to Know (Day 17, 2017)

This is NaPoWriMo’s 17th day. I Want to Know I want to know the answers to all of life’s pressing questions,  like what does it all mean and not only that but  why does it have to mean snything I want to … Continue reading

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Easter Poem (Day 16, 2017)

Today is the sixteenth day of NaPoWriMo. Easter Poem There were twelve apostles which, let’s be honest, is too many people to consider them all  close friends.  Someone will eventually feel  under-appreciated  and go elsewhere. The Messiah knew someone was getting … Continue reading

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In the Night, Unafraid

What follows is the text of a sermon I gave at the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Readings and links to the songs in question are included.  (Words in italics are not mine.) OPENING WORDS Our opening … Continue reading

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The Boy Builds Bridges (Day 1, 2016)

This is the first day of National Poetry Writing Month. I–and many others–will be writing a poem a day for the month of April.  Join me, won’t you? The Boy Builds Bridges The boy builds bridges jostling and juxtaposing toy tracks … Continue reading

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No Attraction

Somebody told me Elvis Costello is God and I felt my bowels liquefy  at the idea that the universe fell under the control of someone with such boring taste I mean say what you will about the cruelty and horrors … Continue reading

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The Square Circle: A Sermon on Boxing

The following is a service I delivered on August 16 at the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church. PRELUDE:  “Mama Said Knock You Out” OPENING WORDS (“Boxing”) The last song on Ben Folds Five’s self-titled debut album is a delicate piano-driven waltz called … Continue reading

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