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The Broken Heart in the Great Debate

Where did the truth go? I'm not asking this in the usual left versus right, "I can't believe people believe ______!" paradigm.  I disagree with those who believe that one's value in life is determine

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Head Above Holy Water (Site / Info)

What’s Next in the Ministerial Search Process….

Thank you to all who have taken the time to complete our survey; there’s still time to fill out a survey if you haven’t done so already. Use this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M7DWDQ8. Thank yo

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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How Can You Say You Love Me?

The Rabbi Jeffrey Summit [of Tufts Hillel] tells a Hasidic story of the rabbi who watches two Russian peasants drinking together at an Inn. The first asks, “Boris, do you love me?” His friend replies,

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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the advantages of wood shop.

Yesterday in wood shop I neglected to take photos. My 7th and 8th grade students have decided to help the school with our "social media presence," so in addition to gluing shaker box sides and sanding

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Marcus Aurelius: A Lifetime Is a Dot

Finally, it takes waiting for death cheerfully, considering death nothing more than the dissolution of the elements that all living things are made of.

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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The Opening Chord

The first chord of a piece announces what is to come—dramatic, gentle, melancholy or dancing. The mood of the piece may shift, but the opening chord sets the tone by which we will hear the rest of the

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Went to See Hell or High Water. Liked it. Quite a bit.

When I was young my grandmother would tell me as someone raised in Missouri she knew the James “boys” were good men ground under by the railroads and the banks. Jesse was just standing up to what we t

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Country Music’s First Hit and the Most Famous Train Wreck

The wreck of the Fast Mail not only inspired the song, but this dramatic painting by regionalist master Thomas Hart Benton. There seems to be something about a train wreck that inspires a song.   Just

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

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Just this one thing

Trump said "I've been all over," meeting people, listening to them complain about politicians, and yes, firing them up. He's been really busy. Explaining why he seemed so weirdly unprepared for this i

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He Got the Optimism, Not the Humility

Going Into Labor, part 3 The story of George Pullman is of particular salience to us Unitarian Universalists. This story -- the story of the industrialist who owned an entire town, ruled over it, spar

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Going Into Labor

Join us: Screening and discussion of “The Sharp’s War.”

All are welcome to join us at UCMH on Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. for the screening and discussion of “The Sharp’s War.” A story of historic courage will be told this Fall and UU congregations will be s

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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It’s Fun to Type By the YMCA

Sitting on a stone bench waiting for Pokestops to be ready again.  Walking on a cool night. Fall is in the air. Jazz is in my ears.  Almost done with John Green’s “Paper Towns”, I wish I didn’t see hi

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Rights Reading

Our weekly roundup of what we’re reading: a few select articles from the front lines of human rights that we don’t want you to miss. 1. “Anti-gay pastor arrested and deported […] The post Rights Readi

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Margret’s Musings: October 2016

In the Center, Beneath It All During August, I finally convinced a few people to humor my curiosity and move the carpet from the center of the worship space in the Great Hall, exposing the yin-yang sy

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Soup Kitchen News

Our team of Soup Kitchen volunteers joins together monthly to provide a healthy, nutritious lunch for folks who attend the Salvation Army luncheons. During the summer, we provided our chili soup and s

19 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Religion in the Future – October 22nd

Hudson-Mohawk UU Cluster Leadership Day Saturday, October 22, 2016 – 9:00 am to 3:30 pm First UU Society of Albany The UU congregations of the Hudson-Mohawk Cluster (Albany, Glens Falls, Kingston, Sar

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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EBWA Program: October 27

Expanding Options at the End of Life: Changing the Law to Allow for Medical Aid in Dying in New York State Join Evening Branch of the Women’s Alliance (EBWA) on October 27th to hear Corinne Carey, New

20 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

news Circles - Highlights Evening Branch Women's Association (EBWA)

A Hole in the Ground

The Fox ponders a hole in the yard. When I saw the hole in the front yard, I rejoiced! We’ve struck oil! We can go to Ireland. There, I can write my blog in a pub like a pub where James Joyce wrote. Y

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spirit flows thru -- Alison Rittger's spiritual reflections on finding the holy in the daily - blog (Site / Info)


Early autum colour at Fen Ditton

This morning Susanna and I took a nice slow and relaxing walk to Fen Ditton by way of Midsummer Common and Stourbridge Common. It was bit overcast and grey but the hints of autumn added subtle and ple

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Many Voices Reading Circle-November 2016 Book Selection

The Many Voices Reading Circle will meet at the home of Sally Cummings on November 17 at 7:30 p.m. Please call Sally at 201-816-8841 for directions. The book selection is: Kind of Kin, by Rilla Askew.

21 hours ago

Blog – Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palisades (Site / Info)