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Changing rituals to fit the time

Lately I’ve struggled to write newsletter columns. It took me month to figure out why.

See, in normal times I’d head to IHOP for what I call “Breakfast Meeting with Myself.” Over the years it’s moved from mere routine to ritual. Stirring my coffee before drizzling … read more.

Greetings, Everyone!

I am writing to introduce myself to you as your new Interim Minister but first I want to say how excited I am to be joining you on this journey!  Welcoming in an interim minister can be both exciting and challenging, especially after you have … read more.

Learning to be anti-racist

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.

Becky’s Last Emersonian Column


It is so hard to believe that this is my last column as your minister!  There have been times in this unusual spring when it has seemed surreal that I would be retiring without being in your physical presence again.  But so it is to … read more.

Lessons from Henry David Thoreau

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.