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.

Teardrops for My Country: Repeal and Replace?!

Sing as Introduction: One morning I had an inspiration. I think it will last me all year long. It came out of my exasperation. That things seem to be so very wrong. Chorus: Repeal and Replace a congressman’s face. Rejecting … 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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Poem for Children: Mothers Are People Too

Good morning! Anyone who has a mother wave a hand in the air. If you ARE a mother or do mothering, wave two hands cause it takes all hands on deck to mother. I bet you figured out that I’m … Continue reading

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