George Floyd’s death and the protests and movement following it are changing the world. And changing the world involves changing minds and hearts. In such a challenging time, I find hope in the many Emersonians who are taking a stand and reaching out to learn … read more.
Author: Katy Carpman
Walden, A Life in the Woods, is Henry David Thoreau’s reflections on nature and human experience, lessons harvested in his two years, two months, and two days building and living in a cabin on a lake.
I’ve struggled with his story – a man of … read more.
Perhaps you’ve seen the stories of Shakespeare and Bach writing great works during the plague. You see the stay at home order as a chance to accomplish great things, or at least catch up on home projects and that giant pile of books … read more.
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With the Covid-19 pandemic, we are all going through a difficult and uncertain time. In order to protect ourselves and our larger community, the Board of Trustees and the staff are in … read more.
After careful deliberation, we have decided that we are cancelling all church activities for this coming Saturday and Sunday (3/14 and 3/15.) We have made this decision because it seems to be the wisest and most compassionate course of … read more.
My collegial book group recently read Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods. I did not agree with every one of the author’s points, but I was intrigued by the idea of intimately getting to know the place where … read more.
Yet those same possibilities can be overwhelming—we want to do ALL the things, which, even if it were feasible, would be exhausting and likely … read more.
I’ll admit it – if you ask me about signs of the holiday season, my first thoughts are grumpy. The too-soon decorating. The endless to-do lists and obligations.
Ah, but the signs and wonders… that refocus makes a difference.
The cold snap reminding us that the universe … read more.