Category Archives: On That Note…

News from Our Music Director

On That Note… – February 2014

February 1, 2014
After I led the services at UUCM on January 26th, several people expressed their surprise to me. Most of you knew me as the music director, but not as someone who could stand in the pulpit and deliver a sermon. We all tend...

On That Note… – January 2014

December 27, 2013
The music program at UUCM has been very active in the past three months. Here is a brief update: In September we held a two-day choir retreat at the Rinearson/Lewis house in the Catskills. We enjoyed a good balance of...

On That Note… – November 2013

November 1, 2013
I learned the hymn “Standing On The Side Of Love” eight years ago when I was working at Theodore Parker Church in Boston, my first UU congregation. Although I liked the message of the song, I felt conflicted about the...

On That Note… – October 2013

September 26, 2013
When I was a kid thinking about what I wanted to be when I grew up, one of my greatest concerns was finding a profession that would provide enough variety so that I would not get bored. I worried that...

On That Note… – September 2013

September 4, 2013
A month ago I had the opportunity to attend the UU Musicians’ Network conference (my first time) in Dallas,Texas: 4 days more joyful and inspiring than I could have imagined. The variety of the workshops, the amount of new choral...

On That Note… – Summer 2013

July 24, 2013
Greetings from the West! I am spending a month in Helena, Montana, where I am conducting a production of the musical “Big River.” It’s my second time here, and no less magical than last summer. At the end of July,...

On That Note…- June 2013

June 1, 2013
“We must meet one another doing good. ‘But I don’t believe, Father, I’m an atheist!’ But do good: we will meet one another there.”  –Pope Francis Recently I told a friend about my work at UU Montclair and how much I...

On That Note… – May 2013

May 1, 2013
Let’s try a mental experiment: think of your monthly salary. Now double it. Then double it again and imagine what your life would be like. And then double it one more time (you could just take the original amount and...