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The Sloth Moves

I something cool today at the Beardsley Zoo I haven’t seen before. The sloth actually moved. It’s actually quite adorable to see him loping about. Usually he’s just a big sleeping furball.  It’s about

3 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Two Buddhists Quote a Sufi Telling a Hindu Story to Explain Zen

In Nyogen Senzaki and Paul Reps little charmer, Zen Flesh, Zen Bones, near the end they address the question “What is Zen?” They say one answer would be: Inayat Khan tells a Hindu story of a fish who

5 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

Religion mysticism Zen nyogen senzaki Paul Reps Zen Flesh Zen Bones

195: Dismantling Oppression in Governance

Join our hosts as they chat with UUA Co-moderators Elandria Williams and Mr. Barb Greve about dismantling oppression in governance. ***** For the best listening experience: – subscribe to the audio po

7 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)


Stories Matter


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Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)

Share the Basket

October again.

It does this every year, you know. October, I mean. Somehow without my turning the crank the summer goes from green to golden to a glorious flash of red and orange and then scatters on the wind, leavi

7 hours ago

The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)


Column: California Wildfires

Some say the world will end in fire Some say in ice From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire — Robert Frost At the time of writing, 22 different wildfires in Northern Californi

10 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Loki Perspectives disaster Dagulf Loptson Dionysos Odin ragnarok Scarlet Imprint wildfires Prison apocalypse Arthur Rimbaud Badb Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Peter Grey The Morrigan

pens and cursive...

Yesterday was a big day for Fed Ex as the driver brought 5 packages from Taunton Press. Three contained boxes that I had sent for photography in product review articles and two were blades for cutting

14 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The first principle derives from the spirit not the body

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote seven principles the first of which is the inherent worth and dignity of every person. This inherent worth and dignity springs from thei

15 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

First Principle

STLT#388, Dona Nobis Pacem

I have sung this a thousand times since childhood, around the campfire, at vigils, even once at an evening memorial service. It’s as familiar as my own skin. Yet when I think of it, I don’t think of t

16 hours ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Range: Moderate Singability: Simple/Easy Tune Recordings Available Mood: Meditative Genre: Round Genre: Canon

VERDE, viva el rey de España

Cuando el rey Felipe VI se disponía a dar su primer mensaje de Navidad, en 2015, decidió un nuevo escenario y cambió el tradicional set de aires domésticos en el que aparecía su antecesor por el Salón

18 hours ago

GABRIEL JARABA blog (Site / Info)

Comunicación Política


The route into the center of the labyrinth is circuitous, and you often find yourself further away from your goal than you were earlier in the journey. Unless, of course, your goal is simply to walk t

18 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


50 Years Ago Today—Marching to a Different Drummer at the Pentagon

Young demonstrators and troops outside the Pentagon.  Some of the troops lineing the roof of the Defense Department Headquarters were sharpshooters to used if "things got out of hand." There were othe

21 hours ago

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

Vietnam War protest Federal troops Yippies 1967 Abbie Hoffman Benjamin Spock counter culture Dave Dellinger Jerry Rubin March on the Pentagon Norman Mailer The Mobe U.S. Marshalls

22 October 2017 All-Ages Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday (22 October 2017) at 11:00 AM for “Fine and Flawed, Proud and Problematic” presented by the children, youth, and adults of All Souls. On 15 and 22 October 2017, Unitarian Univ

21 hours ago

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

Worship social justice Religious Education

Adult Religious Education — 22 October 2017

Please join us on Sunday (22 October 2017) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class. On the second weekend of the #uuwhitesupremacyteachin, we will take some time for final thoughts on Wakin

22 hours ago

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

social justice Religious Education

Building and Grounds Work Day — 21 October 2017

Please join us on Saturday (21 October 2017) for our monthly building and grounds work day.  We will be there from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Beyond basic mowing and cleaning, all of the work of maintaining

22 hours ago

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

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Mr. Sandman

We need dreams.  We need that world.  Yesterday, I heard the song “Mr. Sandman” then started Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” epic comic series.  I wonder how we would do without dreams.  As strange as they so

1 day ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Oscar’s Ghost Book Signing at the Oscar Wilde Bar in New York City

I am thrilled to be able to announce that I will be doing a book signing at the Oscar Wilde bar in New York City. The Oscar Wilde is elegant enough for Oscar, a place where “extravagance is always in

1 day ago

Story and Self (Site / Info)

Oscar Wilde Oscar's Ghost

Between the World and Me – Changing a World Steeped in White Supremacy Culture

Book Discussion on “Between the World and Me” by Ta Nehisi Coates — a letter to his son on the meaning of being black in a society steeped in white supremacy culture.  A three-week discussion series o

1 day ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons MDD Assembly – Keynote and Workshop

See the Notes from Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons’ Workshop. Keynote Address On Becoming a Grown Up: Spiritual Maturity With and Without God Good morning.  What a pleasure and an honor it is to be with you t

1 day ago

Mountain Desert District (Site / Info)


What’s revealed by a few phone calls

Yes, yes, condolence calls don’t bear much scrutiny and it’s time to stop analyzing what each of these poor people had to endure, or what they appreciated, about a call from our 45th, in chronology an

1 day ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)