The 1898 hymnal printed for First Unitarian Church in New Bedford (then called First Congregational Society of New Bedford) is online at Google Books. It’s a slightly modified version of the Harvard University hymnal of that era.
My latest post on the PaxPac peace blog is now up. Administration geek that I am, I propose peacemaking through good management.
I think Jane Austen would like this. In a sick kind of way.
Just posted on PaxPac, the peace blog to which I contribute…. Hey, don’t just sit there, go read it.
Want to celebrate the end of the Bush era? What better way to celebrate than to listen as Beaker (from the Muppets) sings Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” I laughed so hard, I forgot about the 43rd President.
Some trivia for you: As I was reading “The Caucus Blog” report on the Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial, I realized that two Unitarian Universalists played a key role. (1) Unitarian Universalist singer-songwriter Pete Seeger sang all of Woody Guthrie’s verses to “This Land Is Your Land.” (2) Unitarian sculptor Daniel Chester French created the huge statue of Abraham Lincoln that kept a watchful eye on the proceedings.
I’ll be headed off to Arisia in Cambridge this weekend (Fri-Sat, maybe Mon). I don’t know how many readers of this blog know what Arisia is, but if you’re going to be there, look for me.
I finally put my UU handfasting ceremony up on my Web site. I put it together some years ago for a couple who then chickened out and went with a traditional marriage. Then I forgot about it. So here it is now, a handfasting with a distinct Transcendentalist flavor.