2-17 Roofy snow and ice stuff … the sermon, the meditation … and cozy evening

What happens when it thaws and freezes repeatedly coming down a metal roof?

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Snow shoveling and ice smacking with a makeshift club this morning until all of it was knocked off the gutters.


North Idaho UU Church invited me to give the sermon today with Lietta conducting and  narrating the Meditation. My subject was Humanism. It was the first time I’ve spoken in a public venue since we were lay preachers at the Episcopal Parish in South Bend.

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I enjoyed giving the sermon in a setting that has a beautiful and naturalistic format.  There was very little if any preaching involved and a lot of relaxed – often extemporaneous – speaking about the subject. Totally comfortable, I felt at times like a stand up comedian with an assortment of stories and personal anecdotes that was humorous as I tried to be informative at the same time.

There was a questions-and-comments period after the sermon and the responses indicated that I seemed to have communicated the subject well.

Temperature only got to the twenties today.

Lietta watched several new episodes of one of her favorites before fixing a wonderful cabbage-hamburger soup.

Followed by something that captured us both (In Spanish but with subtitles in English)

500 YearsFrom a historic genocide trial and the organized defense of the land to the overthrow of a corrupt President, 500 Years tells a sweeping story of resistance in Guatemala’s recent history through the actions and perspectives of the majority indigenous Mayan population, who now stand poised to reimagine their society. Official Selection of 2017 Sundance Film Festival.


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