Category Archives: Political/Patriotic Ponderings

Standing with Standing Rock

I am going to Standing Rock. A call went out today, asking clergy of all faiths to come to the Standing Rock reservation outside of Bismarck, North Dakota to witness and join the water protectors, whose numbers have swelled with … Continue reading

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Just War (or Homeless: the Epilogue)

Following the events of my previous blog entry (Homeless: A Story), I was troubled, though it took me a while to put my finger on what was bothering me. It boiled down to two things:  Mindful practice Ethical warfare In … Continue reading

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Homeless: A Story

Much to my own bemusement, I spent this morning trying to track down a homeless veteran in my car. Let me explain. I spent last night (December 8, 2011) in Plymouth, Minnesota sleeping outdoors in a box.  (I use the … Continue reading

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Love Language

It was a cold and snowy day.  Temperatures in St. Paul, Minnesota were hovering just above zero, which was enough to make all my extremities numb even before my mother and I completed the walk from our cars to the … Continue reading

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It’s Up to You, Mr. President

Dear President Obama, Please—love ALL of your neighbors, not just the straight ones. As a person of faith and as a seminarian training for the Unitarian Universalist ministry, I am demanding that you act as a leader to your people … Continue reading

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Hot Tub Under the Stars

I leaned back into the warm water of the outdoor hot tub as my friends laughed and chatted; raising my arm up into the chilly November air, I watched as steam wreathed up from my skin.  The stars shone dimly … Continue reading

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To Vote or Not to Vote?

Every time Election Day rolls around, I find myself dithering over whether or not to go and vote.  I recognize that it is not only my right as a citizen of the United States to go out and vote, but … Continue reading

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