Most Distinguished Teacher: Death

A few months ago, I spoke about the work of Atul Gawande, who wrote “Being Mortal”, a must-read for anyone who has aging relatives or wishes to plan deliberately for your end-of-life quality-of-life – in other words, everyone! This Sunday, however, I will more deeply focus on death in more spiritual terms, and how it … Continued

Mothers’ Day

Long before Mothers’ Day became a cultural hallmark, it was actually the invention of an extremely interesting Unitarian woman named Julia Ward Howe.  A biography was published about her recently, called “The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe,” named for the intense domestic disputes between she and her husband, who did not approve of her … Continued