Celebrating Helena Wright

On Sunday, September 7, the Baltimore Ethical Society honored the August 18 death of longtime member Helena Wright with “A Celebration of Her Life.”

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What I Did in My Summer Vacation

After 25 years of teaching I will admit that having a different routine in the summer is important to me. It’s not that I spend most of the summer doing nothing – a persistent myth that bothers hard-working teachers.

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An Opportunity for Growth

BES has an opportunity to grow our space, but with this opportunity comes a challenge for our society. BES accepted an offer to rent the old Floura Teeter space at a favorable rate on a month-to-month basis. The Board funded this for a trial period of three months starting August 15th.

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“Savior” of the Terra Cotta Warriors

The background to this tale is that I was invited to be Keynote Speaker to the plenary session of the 2013 meeting of the International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment, which was held in Beijing.

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One for the Workers!

May Day, also known as International Workers Day, is officially May 1st. This year, in Maryland, it came a few days later. But then the millions of Americans who work for low wages have always had to wait for victories.

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President’s Report from the Assembly

The 99th Assembly of the American Ethical Union took place in Skokie, Illinois, just north of Chicago, from May 1 to 4. This is the annual gathering of ethical societies, where we meet to share ideas, gain energy, and advance the Ethical Culture Movement.

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The Dance of Change

This month I want to share more existential reflections about change, a deeply paradoxical experience. In so many ways, it’s what we most strive for. Change allows for new experiences, dynamic growth, and flourishing life.

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The Baltimore Ethical Center

Back in January, BES member Janey Solwold made a passing reference to our society as the “Baltimore Ethical Center” in a pledge committee email. Her phrase resonated with me. BES is becoming a center of ethical activity in our city that goes beyond just our society.

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Cosmic Quality

Can a commercial television program treat science properly and uphold the legacy of Carl Sagan? Apparently, it can, at least judging by the initial entry in the Cosmos relaunch, which aired March 9 on Fox and the next day on the National Geographic Channel.

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Money is Not a Dirty Word!

Good things sometimes require money. So, isn’t it time we begin understanding that money is not a dirty word? You will be receiving more information about what is necessary to keep BES flourishing. If you believe in our mission, in our deeds, and in our community, this is your opportunity to express your values by supporting our shared work with a generous pledge.

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