Monthly Archives: May 2012

Heidi Kicks the Bucket

If you read my blog on “The Zen of Milking,” you met our first doe, Heidi. Her official name was McRingger BeBop, but we could tell right away that she was not a BeBop. If she was any kind of dance, it was the “Aloof.”  Before I knew that people actually have goats they call [...]

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Mucking Out the Goat Barn*

  Our local newspaper has a daily page of puzzles: a Crossword Puzzle, Sodoku, the Jumble, and the Cryptoquote. I do them all, but the Cryptoquote is my favorite. It might say something like CZBN  OF  N  LEEP  PEL. When you match up the letters to the ones in the quote, that translates as BELA [...]

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Interfaith Funerals and Memorial Services: Is there any other kind?*

 I was pleased when Charity Gallardo asked me to write a blog for the Fairhaven Memorial Park web site. For one thing, Fairhaven just happens to be where many of my husband Chuck’s family members are interred. Among them is his father, Bill. When Bill died, I found out that his wife (Chuck’s stepmother), Sid, was [...]

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Mother’s Day for Stepmothers

  You have to realize that I am from the Cinderella generation. Before television and computer games, there were books, and before books there were fairy tales. Not only that, my father worked for Walt Disney and the big screen image of the evil stepmother was branded permanently into my impressionable young brain with its [...]

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NC Amendment One is Against Family Values

I hope a lot of Christians will vote against Amendment One. The followers of Jesus, I mean, not people who quote obscure Bible passages to deny rights to homosexuals.  That’s what Amendment One is all about, you know. Yes, there are heterosexual couples who will lose their rights if this amendment passes, but the real [...]

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Paul’s Homophobia and NC Amendment One

Someone called our church this week to try to set us straight (so to speak). She had seen all the signs on the property saying Vote AGAINST Amendment One. Not many congregations can display signs like that—even progressive Christian churches. But we Unitarian Universalists are “out there” with our clear support of loving relationships between [...]

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