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  • An Intention to Listen

    February 21, 2018

    One of the attractions of travel, for me, is to get to spend a little time with languages other than the one I speak every day.  I’m not nearly fluent in anything, but there are a couple of spots in the world where, if you dropped me from a helicopter, I’d probably survive.  Central America … Continue reading An Intention to Listen Read article

  • Being Present for That One Moment

    February 2, 2018

    Today while walking along the ice encrusted sidewalks a young person stopped in front of me and took the time to reach down and pick up a scattering of papers, all wet, several half-frozen to the surface of the walk. It had been recycling day in Portsmouth and the walks were littered here and there … Continue reading Being Present for That One Moment Read article

  • Coming Back to You

    January 23, 2018

    It was just a few weeks ago. It was the first Sunday of the New Year and I tucked myself into one of the last row pews at South Church, and experienced a worship service. Kimberly Cloutier Green was preaching and I had that experience that so many have so often, feeling like the sermon … Continue reading Coming Back to You Read article

  • In Praise of Loose Ends

    January 2, 2018

    When our son Ben was little, we discovered the joy of wooden train sets.  We bought some track and inherited some from friends whose kids had outgrown them.  We ended up with bins of track and bridges, engines and cars.  We used them to build elaborate webs of connecting loops, complete with hills and tunnels … Continue reading In Praise of Loose Ends Read article

  • Do you love?

    December 16, 2017

    “Do you love you?” Sometimes a two year old will slice right through the walls we have built up. Either completely by the accident of the bumpy road of language acquisition, or because of a direct connection to vast amounts of wisdom and insight, it almost doesn’t matter. What matters is my little two year … Continue reading Do you love? Read article

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