The Fourth Candle: Messiah and the Power of Music

For whatever reason, it’s not often these days that anybody tries to convert me to Christianity. I try not to take it personally. For any evangelists out there interested in taking advice from this heathen UU wizard, I’ll share a secret: there’s a guy out there who successfully converts me a few times every year. … Continue reading The Fourth Candle: Messiah and the Power of Music

The Shuffle of Destiny

It's been a lot of years since I regularly used the shuffle feature when listening to music. I know some people still do this, and it seems likely that I'll get some vehement pushback from enthusiastic present-day shufflers, but we all know Peak Shuffle happened years ago. Streaming radio services, however carefully curated by you, … Continue reading The Shuffle of Destiny

There Were Days Between

There were days, there were days, There were days between. Summer flies and August dies, And the world grows dark and mean. Comes a shimmer of the moon On dark, infested trees; Singing man is at his song, The holy on their knees, The reckless are out wrecking, The timid plead their pleas. No one … Continue reading There Were Days Between

XVI. The Dancing Politician

So now that we've gone through fifteen of these and might be starting to think we've gotten a feel for what these hexagrams are like and what they're all about, the ancient I Ching proves itself to possess an advanced sense of humor with the sixteenth. In it, we encounter something of a different character … Continue reading XVI. The Dancing Politician