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Naming and Renaming


When I was in kindergarten and first grade, I attended an elementary school with an alcoholic beverage in its name. A few years later, a student group successfully pushed for a name change that would instead invoke nature’s bounty in … Continue reading

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#wesembodiment Photo Challenge


My congregation is doing a Photo Challenge this month, in which everyone is given the same set of 31 words or phrases (well, 30, because one of them is used twice), one for each day of the month. What you … Continue reading

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Stations of the Cross D.C. 2017


As I visited the Stations of the Cross D.C. 2017 exhibit, I kept returning to the question, “Who is this for?” Initially, this question was mostly logistical, as I tried to visit not just museums and outdoor installations, but also … Continue reading

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The Bison in the Park


A couple of months ago at my Sunday morning activity, the platform talk included a heartwarming story of a baby bunny in front of a car that was happily moved to a neighborhood park. With a focus on nurturing our … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: OPOP


Christmas at the Old Post Office Pavilion, back in 2007, before it closed for renovation.

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Highest Ground at Tenleytown


Tenleytown-AU is, as the name suggests, near American University (though not so near that there isn’t a free shuttle for students running between the Metro stop and their campus). AU is the home of the American University Museum in the … Continue reading

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Museum Peeps


The Washington Post’s annual Peeps diorama contest inevitably contains entries reflecting current events and pop culture from the past year (see, for example, this year’s collection of Miley Cyrus-themed works, in addition to references to Edward Snowden, the Sochi Olympics, … Continue reading

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