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January 6, 2021

“Winter and Hope” Jan. 1, 2021

I never really knew winter until I moved to Wisconsin. The first year I was here I remember thinking, Gee, it sure gets cold here. Then […]
December 29, 2020

“6 Feet Long and 3 Feet Wide,” Dec. 23, 2020

When you receive this Northliner it will probably be Christmas. I’m not sure how many of you will be reading this today, but in case any of […]
December 23, 2020

Share the Plate: January & February 2021

The Social Justice Committee is pleased to announce that the organization chosen for “share the plate” for January and February, 2021, is Family Promise, a local […]
December 23, 2020

“Santa, Buddy Holly, and the Other Reindeer” Dec 18, 2020

For your holiday-reading pleasure, here are a few “Letters to Santa” that children have actually written–and which probably reveal more than the children intended:    Dear […]
December 15, 2020

“Between Halloween and New Year” Dec. 11, 2020

All right, I’ll say it: I love the time of the year between October 31 and January 1. There’s Halloween, with its costumes and let’s-pretend; Day […]
December 9, 2020

“The Scam” Dec. 4, 2020

I’m told a number of you received an email purportedly from me, with the subject heading “Many Blessings.” (The email used my actual email address but […]
December 1, 2020

“A Little More Humor for Hard Times” Nov. 25, 2020

Given that this is the Thanksgiving weekend, I hope you’ll forgive me if I use this column to share a few more messages–with unintended typos and […]
November 24, 2020

“Indonesian Thoughts on Gratitude” Nov. 20, 2020

A couple years ago I had the chance to visit Indonesia with a UU family from my home church in Racine. I have always found that […]
November 17, 2020

“Unitarian Universalism: The Un-Un Religion” Nov. 13, 2020

On Wednesday night (Nov. 11th), after our second post-election discussion, I shared a benediction I had written that uses words that begin with “un” (in honor […]
November 15, 2020

“Unitarian Universalism: The Un-Un Religion” Nov. 13, 2020

On Wednesday night (Nov. 11th), after our second post-election discussion, I shared a benediction I had written that uses words that begin with “un” (in honor […]
November 10, 2020

“What I Meant to Say,” Nov. 6, 2020

Last Sunday, at our Day of the Dead service, I told a story that was missing a few details, so it might not have made complete […]
November 6, 2020

Share the Plate: November & December 2020

UCN acts directly to live our principle of “justice, equity, and compassion in human relationships.” Through the Share the Plate program UCN supports, with monthly donations […]
November 6, 2020

“My New Word for the Month–Plus Diving Saviors” Oct. 30, 2020

Many of you know that I like learning new (and obscure) words–especially if they have an interesting pedigree. So you probably won’t be surprised when I […]
October 28, 2020

“The Business of Church Or the Church of Business?” Oct. 23, 2020

Every once in a while someone will refer to the church as a business, as in “UCN has a product to sell” or “We can’t ignore […]
October 21, 2020

“Humor for Hard Times,” Oct. 16, 2020

I don’t know about the rest of you, but as I watch the news on the spread of COVID and witness our country’s dysfunctional politics, I […]