• The New Colossus

    The New Colossus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command …

  • Being Human | Work in Progress

    I have been cleaning out old paper files (paper?) and I ran across these hand-outs from a retreat I attended some years ago. Though the pages have yellowed and become brittle, the wisdom is still fresh. Rules for Being Human You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be …

  • We Have Babies | The Herons Have Hatched!

      We have about 13 nests in our trees in front of our nest. That’s 26 adults living in the branches. There are at least 2 chicks per nest; I saw three in some. That is at the least, another 26 birds. We have over 50 Herons in our front yard!   We can’t wait …

  • Our History | When there was no ‘out’

    When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil …