The total eclipse this August 21st will hold dozens of millions of people in awe (including both Americans and eclipse chasers), and will be the most photographed, selfied, live streamed, and documented moment in the history of the Universe up to now, as far as we know. What will I do during those 100 or so sacred seconds? Will I prepare a ritual? Just revel in it? Hug my kids? I have no idea yet. All religions have sacred times and sacred places. For many of us (and certainly me), this will be one of those most sacred times. What will those 90 seconds be like for you? I don’t think that can be predicted – we can’t decide when the sacred will touch us.
I’ve also been amazed a how far we have come as Naturalistic Pagans – at how we are most often openly welcomed at fellow Pagans now. It was nice to be able to feel comfortable being open at Convocation. Of course, there is still a lot of areas where there is room for growth, and life is rarely a bed of roses. As we grow in so many different ways, experiences of many kinds help us build.Read More
Happy Darwin Day! This commemorates the birthday of the one who contributed the theory of natural selection to our understanding of evolution, Charles Darwin.Read More
What will be the future of Unitarian Universalism in today’s age of “alternate facts”? I’ve been fortunate to be involved in that discussion with a wide range of dozens of UUs, and we’ve collectively realized that a grounding in evidence points us toward being the radical, reality-based religion of tomorrow. Do you agree? Here you can make your voice heard!Read More
I had no way of knowing that I would remember the next moment for my entire life.Read More