Author Archives: Kathie Downs

We Will Get Through This

These last couple of months have reminded me of an old joke:A man was advised by his doctor to give up sex, alcohol, and rich food. “Will I live longer, Doc?” the patient asks.“No, it’ll just seem longer,” answers the doctor. Like many of you, I’m ready to get back to normal. I’m anxious togo … Continued

A New Normal

When I got the reminder from our newsletter editors, my first reaction was “Is it May already??!!” This small glitch in our lives has over the month of increasing numbers and deaths become a life-changing event. Whether you’ve been working from home—while home schooling your children, working insane hours taking care of the sick, trying … Continued

What We Cherish

As I sit down to write this, I’m still in the afterglow of the March 29th virtual service with The Foothills UU Church in Colorado. The heat is off, and some of my doors and windows are open, while the wind blows wildly outside. I think spring is really here! On Sunday morning as we … Continued

Letter from the Board

We have no idea how long we will have to “social distance”, sanitize and “stay at home.” This uncertainty weighs on each of us. In addition, it will put stresses on us in known and unknown ways. How long we will be unable to spend time with friends and loved ones that we do not … Continued

Love is a magical thing

February is the month of LOVE. “All you need is LOVE.” Love is a much bandied word these days. “Standing on the side of Love.” But it was not a word that I heard much growing up. In fact, it was never said, but always understood. Of course my parents loved me. But there was … Continued