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Happy Birthday To . . . Douglas & JRR

Happy Birthday To . . . Douglas & JRR

January 3, 1803 Douglas William Jerrold “A conservative is a man who will not look at the new moon out of respect for that ‘ancient institution’ the old one.” January 3, 1892 JRR Tolkien “It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your...
Compassion Here! This Week in SATX

Compassion Here! This Week in SATX

At Temple Beth-El, December was Mitzvah (good deed) month, and Oy! were they busy! In the photo above, Tavi & his Dad collected snacks for the Interfaith Welcome Coalition and their refugee back back mission at the bus station. Every Wednesday we publish this...

Day 57: Season for Nonviolence

Service Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve . . . You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.” Sign up to volunteer a minimum of two hours this month with an organization of your choice....
Poem: “Found,” by Frederick Buechner

Poem: “Found,” by Frederick Buechner

Maybe it’s all utterly meaningless. Maybe it’s all unutterably meaningful. If you want to know which, pay attention to what it means to be truly human in a world that half the time we’re in love with and half the time scares the hell out of us… The unexpected sound of...
Interfaith Calendar, January 2019

Interfaith Calendar, January 2019

January 1 – Gantan-sai (New Years) – Shinto January 5 – Twelfth Night – Christian January 5 – Guru Gobindh Singh birthday – Sikh January 6 – Epiphany – Christian January 6 – Theophany – Orthodox Christian...
Poem: “Honey,” by Connie Wanek

Poem: “Honey,” by Connie Wanek

Luxury itself, thick as a Persian carpet, honey fills the jar with the concentrated sweetness of countless thefts, the blossoms bereft, the hive destitute. Though my debts are heavy honey would pay them all. Honey heals, honey mends. A spoon takes more than it can...
Poem: “Relativity,” by D. H. Lawrence

Poem: “Relativity,” by D. H. Lawrence

I like relativity and quantum theories because I don’t understand them and they make me feel as if space shifted about like a swan that can’t settle, refusing to sit still and be measured; and as if the atom were an impulsive thing always changing its...