The Challenge of Thanksgiving

Text of a reflection/mini-sermon I gave as part of the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church Service of Gratitude on 11/25/18.

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Introducing Coyote Carlos’ Almanac

When introducing a figure like Coyote Carlos, it's easier to start by listing off the things I don't know about him. He's a mysterious character, to say the lease. I don't know how old he is (he's given me age ranges from 21 to 876 at different times). I don't really know where he comes from … Continue reading Introducing Coyote Carlos’ Almanac

A simple curse of damnation

[Wizard's Editorial Note: Now, it wouldn't be very much like me - nor would it be very much like this blog - to devolve into a death-spiral of the power of positive thinking. Thanksgiving is important - and should dominate this period of time, but if we leave unsaid gratitude's opposite - those things we … Continue reading A simple curse of damnation

A simple prayer of thanks

For all our loves and kinsfolk, living and even dead, for all the different things that comprise the measures we use in the accounting of this thing we call our life, we give thanks. For all new life, new people, new vigor that has come to us this year, we give our thanks. For all … Continue reading A simple prayer of thanks

Intro to giving thanks – some basic guidelines

I have a cold and cynical side, and I have a depressed and defeated side. Often, as is true of late, I experience both in tandem. Gratitude and thanksgiving are very important things to which one must give oneself over, and I suppose you could say the season for such things comes at a very … Continue reading Intro to giving thanks – some basic guidelines

It’s like time, man – trying to make sense of what’s left

When you really start closely following the phases of the year, especially when relentlessly broken down into six-week segments, time really starts to speed up. It’s sort of the opposite of what you’d think – a watched pot never boils, and all that. You’d think constantly watching the progression of the natural seasons of life … Continue reading It’s like time, man – trying to make sense of what’s left

Blessing for Monday Morning: Let’s Make it Good

As we start our week, a blessing: Here, this morning, in the midst of All There Is, Here, we pause to ponder. This week, we shall give our thanks -  And may we do so with sincerity and the force of the fullness of our hearts. Not only do we owe it, but we need … Continue reading Blessing for Monday Morning: Let’s Make it Good