Sunday, 25 June 2017, 01:49 pm PDT

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UU Jester

New Court, New Jester

Eight months? Eight months? Really? The stage is empty for eight months. That is truly a pathetic showing-- or non-showing, I guess-- even for the regularly irregular jester. My apologies to the co... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

7 and 1/4 inches per day

Meditation delivered at the services on January 18th, 2009. Today, I’d like to suggest something specific for our meditation. Quiet your minds, settle your bodies, and open your hearts. Today’... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

The Wright Relationship - Prologue

This Sunday's service was extremely well received. Probably the most enthusiastic, positive response I've ever had to a sermon. It was, honestly, a little overwhelming. It was also very satisfy... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

The Practice of Happiness - Prologue

For the last service of the summer, in honor of Labor Day weekend, I chose to preach on the practice of happiness. Our first reading was "Hay for Horses" by Gary Snyder (a taste of wo... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

You're a What? - Sermon Prologue

Many thanks to Jess Cullinan for graciously allowing me to use her post as a part of the sermon. My old "elevator speech":Unitarian Universalists believe everyone has the right to the... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

The Answers My Friends - Prologue

Between the subject of the last post, being on vacation for a long week, and the joy of re-entry, I haven't had a chance to post a prologue from the last service, this year's question box sermon.... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

Jester Hat Off for a Moment of Silence

I was going to write a post about today's question box sermon and today's river service. Unfortunately, I find myself preoccupied with the tragedy in Knoxville, TN. Our UU family is a small one. ... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

Wisdom from the Idiot Box? - Prologue

This past weekend, I preached my annual geek sermon. (Geek Sermon? Yes. I'm a geek. Once a year, I celebrate my geekiness with a sermon on some geeky facet of my life. A little self-indulgent,... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

A Faithful Conversation Defined

This Sunday, I facilitated part two of a series of conversations on our faith, Unitarian Universalism. This conversation followed the service with the dialogue sermon entitled "A Faithful Co... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

A Conversation at Court

Court Leech: You know, fool, telling the truth isn't always the right thing to do. Court Jester: How say you this? Court Leech: Sometimes telling the truth be not in your best interest. Court J... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

A Faithful Conversation on Evil

I'm getting ready for this weekend's sermon. It is part two in a sermon series I'm doing over the summer. The title is "A Faithful Conversation on Evil". Nothing like the word ... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

Poetry Stop II

Another poem while we wait for Godot, courtesy of Panhala this morning. Proverbios y Cantares XXIX by Antonio Machado(translated by A. Trueblood)Wayfarer, the only way is your footsteps, there is ... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

UU-Jester's Poetry Stop

Well, hello there. It's been a while. Sorry about that. The hat and bells were at the laundry, I'm afraid. While we wait for them to dry, perhaps I could regale you with a poem. This one has been... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

Unplanned Absence

The few regular readers I have out there were probably not surprised by my recent absence. I'm not as regular a poster as I'd like to be or as I ought to be. But this time, the absence wasn't b... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

Just Curious

A Semi-Imaginary Conversation Fellow Human Being: Excuse me? Me: Yes. Fellow Human Being: I enjoyed the service. It was very interesting. Me: Thank you. Fellow Human Being: Do you mind if I as... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

The Power Inbetween

I woke up and rewrote a few pages of that morning's sermon. My wife asked me, "How's the sermon. "I replied, "Eh. I don't know. It is what it is. Bumbaugh would mark it u... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

"No Stupid Questions" - Prologue

On June 17th, I participated in my first ever Quesion Box sermon. In case you are unfamiliar with that sermon format, let me give you a brief description. At the beginning of the service, those in... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

"Hope and Fear: Cousins in Conflict" - Prologue

Last weeks service:“Hope and Fear: Cousins in Conflict”Fear is often an unwelcome guest. He shows up when least expected, sometimes taking up residence. Becoming a part of your home, your chu... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

Burning the Midnight Oil

UU-Jester is a night owl. He does most of his reading after the sun goes down. He does most of his writing after the world has gone to bed. This works well for him. Usually. Last night, UU-Jester w... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

A Change of Color

Well, hello, there. Forgive me, Reader, for I have sinned. It has been 4 months since my last blogging. Oh, wait, wrong faith. Must have been a guilt flashback from my early religious days. It has... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

More Powerful Words

Riddle me this: When is a church not a church? A fair question, it seems. I am currently a minister at a society. But rarely do I hear people saying on Sunday morning, "I'm going to societ... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

The Power of Words...

They say the Pen is mightier than the Sword. (It should be noted that "they" was actually Edward Bulwer-Lytton-- a man famous for his bad writing, not his swordplay. But, I digress.... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

Finding a Fool's Voice

Wow. .. someone has been conspicuously absent. A number of possible reasons present themselves. - I've been too busy, what with my new position, learning the ropes, meeting people, attending meeti... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

The Motley Garb - A Fool's Fashion

A few thoughts on fashion, personal style, and vocation. .. Once one leaves high school (or perhaps the cliques of college), there just aren't many people willing to tell you what fashion is best ... [read more]

UU Jester

UU Jester

A new Fool in the Blogosphere Court

Well, after some thought and some self-training, I've decided to tumble into the blogosphere. This isn't my first time dipping my curly-toed shoes into the water, but it is the first time I've ... [read more]

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