#040 Maple Sugaring – Braiding Sweetgrass

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“When my daughters remember our sugaring adventure now, they roll their eyes and groan, ‘That was I much work!’ They remember hauling branches to feed the fire and slopping sap on their jackets as they carried … Read more...

#039 The Council of Pecans p.19

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“The pecan trees and their kin show a capacity for concerted action, for unity of purpose that transcends the individual trees. They ensure somehow that all stand together and thus survive. How they do so is still … Read more...

#038 The Council of Pecans p.16

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“Forest scientists describe the generosity of mast fruiting with the predator-satiation hypothesis. The story seems to go like this: When the trees produce more than the squirrels can eat, some nuts escape predation. Likewise, when the squirrel … Read more...

#037 Dueling Consciousnesses: White and Black

An excerpt from How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, pages 33 and 34, read by Steph.

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History duels: the undeniable history of antiracist progress, the undeniable history of racist progress. Before and after the … Read more...

#036 Leadership, Morale, and Time Perspective

A reading from Resolving Social Conflicts by Kurt Lewin, 1948 Harper & Brothers: New York, Pp. 118-119. Read by Stephanie Jo Kent.

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An excerpt from Resolving Social Conflicts by Kurt Lewin.

“Leadership, morale, and time perspective”

In … Read more...

#035 Remembering a “Coming of Age” Ceremony

An excerpt from Margaret Atwood’s (2009) The Year of the Flood, read by Stephanie Jo Kent.

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“The fall was ongoing, but its trajectory led ever downward. Sucked into the well of knowledge, you could only plummet, learning … Read more...

#034 Atwood: The Year of the Flood

An excerpt from Margaret Atwood’s (2009) The Year of the Flood, read by Stephanie Jo Kent.

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“According to Adam One, the Fall of Man was multidimensional. The ancestral primates fell out of the trees; then they fell … Read more...

#033 Atwood: An Excerpt from Oryx and Crake

An excerpt from Margaret Atwood’s (2009) Oryx and Crake, read by Stephanie Jo Kent.

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“‘When did the body first set out on its own adventures?’ Snowman thinks, after having ditched its old traveling companions, the mind and … Read more...

#032 The Substance of Communion

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Rev Lindsey Peterson:

Before coronavirus disrupted things, we were inside of Lent, and in fact indeed we still are. Today, March 22nd is the fourth Sunday of Lent. Back in the sanctuary, I was beginning a Lenten … Read more...

#031 Reframing Power

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Steph:

So I’m planning this event. It’s scheduled for May 16th. If we’re fabulously good with maintaining the six-foot perimeter from each other and not congregating in groups, self-isolating in our own homes, and maintaining social ties … Read more...