Category Archives: Presentations, Sermons, and Other Public Musings

At times I have been asked to give an address to groups of varied types, sometimes educators, parents, etc. Other times I’ve given a guest sermon.

Presentation: Cliff Notes on The Mueller Report

Cliff Notes on the Mueller Report Hello, I’m Hildra Tague. I grew up in the midwest and raised my family in the South. I was always taught to be honest but also to be polite. I can say it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Teardrops for My Country: Repeal and Replace?!

 I wrote this in my anguish one day after hearing the news about cutting aid to after school programs and Meals on Wheels. (I’m a retired teacher and of course, a senior!)  My laundry list of concerns is still alive … Continue reading

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Presentation: How Gospel Music Taught Me Life’s Lessons

(Although this was originally presented as a sermon, it has also been given as a presentation of the wisdom and legacy of gospel music.) Gathering Music: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child  piano by Darko Varga Centering Moment Chalice Lighting: Harvesting … Continue reading

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From Grief to Growth: A Choose Your Own Ending Adventure

Gathering Music: Come Into This Place by William Schulz and Betsy Pusey   Come into this place of peace, and let its silence heal your spirit.   Come into this place of memory, and let its history heal your soul. … Continue reading

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Education: Getting it All Together–Make Boards Not Splinters

Combatting the Shininess Syndrome by Fitting Puzzle Pieces to Make Boards, Not Splinters in Our Efforts to Educate Our Children Psychoeducational columnist and educational consultant Hildra Tague will journey with parents and professionals into The Shininess Syndrome–where we often get by … Continue reading

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Presentation: Holding on to The Good Life by Letting Go

UUFBR Sermon August 17, 2014, by Hildra Tague Holding on to Life by Letting Go – just after prelude Let it Be by the Beatles- Chalice Lighting Readings: Whisper Words of Wisdom. Let it be. .  . Back in the … Continue reading

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Detroit and Other Near-Bankrupt Cities – An Onlooker’s Musings on Possible Solutions

Hearing about Detroit’s plunge into bankruptcy makes me realize not only Detroit, but also other cities on the edge financially, may benefit from looking at non-customary methods of survival and/or rebuilding. Such pilot endeavors could operate right alongside whatever other strategies … Continue reading

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