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Paperback, 6″ x 9″
513 pages with color photographs
ISBN 978-1-63381-346-5

by Rick Kimball

Who? What? Where? When? Why?

 Do those W’s ever haunt you in the middle of the night?

They haunt Rick Kimball not just in the middle of the night, but also when he’s sitting at a computer and can explore them with his writing.

They haunt him when he’s carrying a camera and can explore them through a lens.

They haunt him when he’s standing at a pulpit and can explore them together with other seekers and searchers.

The result: the photos, prose, and poetry of Butterfly Flappings: Winds of the Mystery.

Think of Butterfly Flappings as the personal potpourri of a man who loves questions and finds more answers in nonsense than credal religion.

Think of Butterfly Flappings as The World According to Rick.

Think of Butterfly Flappings as a rich and sometimes amusing resource to help you through your own search for meaning and truth.


A longtime Unitarian Universalist and lay UU speaker, Rick Kimball is a Maine-based freelance writer and photographer. He and his wife, Tirrell, for two decades owned and operated Green Timber Publications, a small press producing curricula for use in Unitarian Universalist religious exploration programs. Rick began his writing and editing career as a reporter, columnist, and city editor at the Guy Gannett newspapers of Portland, Maine. He next became a full-time writer and editor for J. Weston Walch, Publisher, producing supplementary educational materials for secondary schools. He has created religious exploration programs for the national Unitarian Universalist Association, and written in the areas of creativity, local history, and human sexuality. He often speaks his own truths in Unitarian Universalist worship services, usually with a dash of humor thrown in. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a master’s from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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