Parson to Person

September 8, 2020

Parson to Person: “Faith, Justice, and Roman Collars,” September 3, 2020

This past Saturday I went to the “Justice for Jake” march in Kenosha, to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Before the march a number of UU’s […]
August 26, 2020

Parson to Person: “Clever Clergy Cards,” August 21, 2020

Every once in a while someone sends me a card (as a number of you did when my sister Alice died). Sometimes I get a card […]
August 18, 2020

Parson to Person: “It Is Not What Paris Gives You,” August 14, 2020

Gertrude Stein once made an interesting statement about the capital of France. “It is not what Paris gives you,” she wrote. “It is what she does […]
August 10, 2020

Parson to Person: “Good Trouble from the Boy from Troy,” August 7, 2020

Like many of you, I have been moved by the tributes to the life of Congressman John Lewis, who represented Georgia’s 5th district (including most of […]
August 5, 2020

Parson to Person: “Trailblazers,”  July 31, 2020

We have had another death in our UCN family. Gwen Plunkett, who with her husband Jim joined Unitarian Church North in 1967, died at home on […]
July 29, 2020

Parson to Person: “On Holy Cussing” 7-24-2020

I once heard a piece of advice that has kept me thinking–and chuckling: “When you’re in a traffic jam, or a careless driver has just cut […]
July 21, 2020

Parson to Person: False Equivalency/Alice’s Prayer July 17, 2020

Last Sunday, when I gave my sermon on “Black Lives, White Lies”–there was something I didn’t end up saying–but that I think bears consideration. And that’s a […]
July 13, 2020

Parson to Person: “About Our Animal Friends,” July 10, 2020

During this time of sheltering in place, sometimes our pets become even more important than usual–especially for those of us who live alone. (In fact, I […]
July 7, 2020

Parson to Person:  “A Flying Nun in Wonderland” July 3, 2020

I recently got back from California after visiting my big sister Alice. Originally we had planned for Alice to come out to Wisconsin this spring, but […]