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R.W. Emerson & Transcendentalism: Part 4

“A man is fed, not that he may be fed, but that he may work”

I love this quote because it highlights something we use all the time but rarely think about: Energy. 131 more words

Writing & Blogging

I'm Not Smarter Than My 9th-Grader: Things I Learn on the Drive Home From School

I was idling in the car line on a Friday afternoon at my then 6th-grader’s middle school when my little bundle of joy bounced into the car and excitedly announced, “Guess what, Mom! 695 more words


I'd like to pass along some ideas I've picked up and thoughts I've had over the course of studying literature

Memory is salvation –John Donne

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. 782 more words

Sinful Desserts

(A sermon delivered at Throop Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena, California on 15 November 2015. Copyright 2015 by Everett Howe.)

(A general note on the sermons I post: While I do lightly edit them and add links and footnotes, they are still basically texts that I wrote with the intention of speaking. 2,792 more words


Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

In terms of literature, Ralph Waldo is best known for his philosophical essays and as a leading transcendentalist. As a literary movement, I tend to see transcendentalism as the American counterpart to British Romanticism. 937 more words

Fruitlands Morning Walk

This past weekend, my fiancé Jon, Mizpah my pup, and myself headed to the Fruitlands trails in Harvard MA. The Fruitlands was the site of a failed utopian society in 1843. 603 more words


Through the Looking Glass

A splash of water on a concrete surface reveals a glimpse into an entire world beyond.  If only we were to realize that this finite physical world consists of countless potential gateways to an infinite, transcendent reality, our eyes would be opened to wonders beyond belief. 6 more words

Anthony Satori