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Us and Them

OK, here, based on some genuine efforts at observation, is my understanding of the difference between liberals and conservatives. It is probably not actually news to you, but I, for one, haven’t thoug

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Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Women’s Alliance – September 14th

Fall In-Gathering of the Women’s Alliance! It is time to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. All are welcome to the Women’s Alliance Fall in Gathering, Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 10:30

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Word of the Day: Syzygy

Today’s word is brought to you by the folks at TED who give his among the list of reasons not to miss today’s solar eclipse: 2 ½. You’ll have a reason to use the word syzygy. A syzygy (pronounced “SI-

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Story and Self (Site / Info)


August 27, Who’s Your Fellowship?

Join us this Sunday as we welcome Preaching for Parishioners Graduate, Karen Gault, who presents “Who’s Your Fellowship?”  The service also is hosted by Worship Associate, Nancy Rogers. Inspired by Th

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)


Lack of security contributes to UU unhappiness

Dear UU A Way Of Life: I don't find UUs an especially happy group. If anything I find them the opposite. They seem ready to argue over every little thing and they aren't good at resolving conflict whi

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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STLT#325, Love Makes a Bridge

Another list song – must be Brian Wren. And so it is. Now this is not to say his list is bad, necessarily, but It can get tiring pretty quickly. And when it comes to Wren, there is always something –

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Mood: Moderate Range: Moderate Content Warning Singability: Complex but Worth It

box ends

I have been routing small mortises in the ends of boxes. The photo shows some complete and some with only two of the routed grooves cut.  Each end takes three steps. The grooves fit tenoned parts and

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

105 Archive: Collective Liberation with Chris Crass

We talk about the positive and powerful ways to bring white people into movement that overcomes shame and the need for perfection. Original air date: 6/4/15. Get full show details at https://wp.me/p89

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Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)


The Perils of Pauline: Being kind to myself

Meg Barnhouse Allowing myself to see my injuries and pain as “not my fault” is a spiritual challenge.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Creatively Maladjusted

“Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In honor of Martin Luther King Day, what will you do that is creatively maladjusted? The Daily Compass o

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


August 21–Return Again: Born Again

The phrase “to be born again” holds a lot of religious power for some folks.  It’s an English translation of a line in John’s gospel (written in Greek) which is probably better translated “to be born

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Eclipses, American Character and Improvisation

This eclipse invites us to reassess where we are and what we should do next to move toward a just and loving society that values compassion and encourages joy and personal enrichment for all.

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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The Solar Eclipse—Science, Superstition, History, and Mystery

The Big Event is today. Note —This blog began an unplanned hiatus for a week and is resuming today.   My apologies for the interruption.   My announced second post ruminating on the distressing events

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Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

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The Mobbings of Mark Fisher, Freddie deBoer, and Leftists who Criticize the Identitarian Left

I can't say for sure that Mark Fisher killed himself because he was mobbed by the identitarian left, but I suspect it, and I'm not alone in that. I can't say for sure that Freddie deBoer broke because

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)


Everything is a Bed For a Cat

My cats find many things make great beds. Soft bags. Boxes. My flannel shirts A pillow Between my legs Over my arm Actual cat beds Chairs Futons The bed Blankets A spot on the carpet… Where does your

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Resist, Rejoice, and Renew – UUP 8-20-2017

    Some words by Jonipher Kwong, a poem entitled Faithless Works: They say faith without works is dead So I worked for equality Next to my queer friends who wanted to get married And I worked for rel

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Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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Leslie Lee III on class reductionists

"If any class-reductionist leftists actually exist they would still be 100 times more helpful to black people than neoliberals." —Leslie Lee III

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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UN will focus on Witchcraft-related violence for first time

TWH –  The Times of India reports that “Shanti Devi, a resident of Thethai Andag village, was [killed Tuesday night] on suspicion of practising witchcraft.” 11 assailants reportedly beat her to death

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Welcoming and Affirming

I learned a lot about myself from James Carroll’s talk on Civil Conversations and Stephanie Garcia Richard’s forum on bipartisanship. Continuing with these themes, I dream that UU might be known as th

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)


The Oldest Story

This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington, on 8/20/17. It explores the infection of White Supremacy, Nazis and White Nationalism plaguing our nation.   One of the

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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