Dear Friends, Every two weeks I have the opportunity to tell you what’s happening in my life, or in the life of the congregation, or to respond to things going on around the world – in other words, to keep in touch.
Dear Friends, At our annual meeting I began my report with the famous opening line from Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom it was the age of foolishness…”
Dear Friends, As I read, listened, and watched editorials and essays, television programs and reviews of 9/11, I realized that it is not so much about what happened on that fateful September morning, but what is happening –what started on that day ten years ago and has continued for a decade, so far.
Dear Friends, We visited with Carlyn while she was at the summer music session at the Bamff Center. We got to hear and see her play in two concerts. In one of them she was principal cellist for a Brahms symphony.
Dear Friends, One of the highlights of this year’s General Assembly in Charlotte, NC was the Ware lecture by the well-known and highly regarded religious historian Karen Armstrong.
Dear Friends, Carlyn’s father, Bruce, was swimming at a friend’s summer-home pond in Worcester, MA when somethinghappened – we don’t know exactly what – to cause him to go under. A young man in a kayak paddled to himand dove in to rescue him – on his second try he pulled Bruce up, and with […]
Dear Friends, “Summertime and the livinʼis easy, fish are jumpinʼand the cotton is high.”
Dear Friends, It seems like a couple of years ago that my infant grandson, Alex, had a Service of Dedication of Parents and Children here, officiated by Herb Adams. It was actually twenty two years ago.
Dear Friends, We call it ‘the Boston trip.’ It’s a rite of passage for our eighth-grade Coming of Age class, a kind Hajj, the pilgrimage a Muslim is required to take to Mecca at least once. Nineteen pilgrims took a bus to Boston two weeks ago, on Friday morning, arriving at the Boston Public Garden […]
Dear Friends, Thanks for your thoughtful expression of condolence in response to my very dear friend, Herb Adams’ sudden passing on the 18th of March.