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Courage and Cookies

This is Sara Emerson. She is a Baker. Today at Faire on the Square she was, for the first time, selling her baked goods to the public. She baked up batches of fudge and lemon muffins and chocolate chip cookies (which … Continue reading

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Shadow Season

We live in the shadow of war. We pray and work and speak and plan in the shadow of racism. Our children are growing up in the shadow of our personal and collective anxiety. This is a season of shadows. … Continue reading

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These Children, They Are Not (And Yet They Are) Your Children….

I always enjoy the Watertown Early Childhood Education Faire. A school cafeteria packed to the brim with educators, caregivers, parents, babies, and small kids is a room packed to the brim with hope and possibility. This year I was splitting … Continue reading

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People got polite

I always love the Watertown Unity Breakfast on MLK Day. And I always find that the most memorable and inspiring offerings are from the young people. This year was no exception. A group of middle school students performed a rap … Continue reading

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Write down this phone number

A while back, I was reflecting with some folks in my parish about the language we use when we pray in church. One woman said that she finds it awkward to pray for “the poor, the lonely, the sick, and … Continue reading

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Good Food. Good Summer Vacation.

I tried hard to concentrate this morning, but it was hard. The Watertown Community Gardens Youth Crew was cooking in the kitchen next to my office, and the fragrance of garlic, onions, collard greens and oregano was wafting through the … Continue reading

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Perhaps nothing is more important than knowing we are not alone. Companionship is a fundamental need From the moment we arrive on the planet to the moment we exit, the presence of caring others is essential. I was blessed to … Continue reading

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