Every Home a Sanctuary


I recently published this on the New Buddhist Methodist Church site. Thought I’d publish it here, too: The Quakers sent me a neat poster this week with the words, “Sanctuary Everywhere.” Made me think I wanted to hang it in …

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Al Franken, Giant of the Senate— Still?


UPDATE: With recent accusations, revelations, of Al Franken’s improprieties with two different women, I had to consider whether I would have written this piece. Looking at the details of those accusations, and the response Senator Franken offered, I still see …

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7 Things to Do Now that Trump Will Be President


Yes, of course, we are stunned, dumbstruck, incredulous, heartbroken. But what on earth can we do about it?  Here are seven “first responder” suggestions, to begin to heal: We can go ahead, bitch, moan, complain, tear out our hair, even …

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Should Monks and Nuns Vote for Hillary or Donald?


“ Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy – Ernest Benn Yes, we monks and nuns will probably vote for one or the other, (more …

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