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Don’t Blow It

You know you want to. One big puff and the seeds will scatter in that satisfying burst of flying fluff that you remember so well from childhood. Only now you know that you would be planting hundreds o

1 hour ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Monday Meditation: Affirm the Inherent Worth and Dignity

An under-valued part of affirming and promoting the inherent worth and dignity of each person is that we can affirm the worth of people around us as often as we like. We can reach out to anyone and ev

3 hours ago

I am UU (Site / Info)

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Michelle Huneven, back on course

Surviving alcoholism and seminary, a novelist finds depth and comedy in Unitarian Universalism.

4 hours ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

The complete Christie

My wife and daughter put their heads together for a really excellent birthday present for me: bringing our collection of Agatha Christie books to completion, including her memoirs and the so-called “r

4 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Battery Life

My beloved netbook has passed its fifth birthday. Apparently computer years are sort of like dog years, but even more so--the netbook is now a dinosaur. Sure, it shows its age in a few cosmetic and fu

6 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

5 July 2015 Sermon Podcast

“A More Imperfect Union” by Uncle Sam (dramatic portrayal by John Allen)

8 hours ago

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

28 June 2015 Sermon Podcast

“Celebrating Pride” by Pam Brown

9 hours ago

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

No free lunches

Robert Reich, on Facebook today (with the NYT link provided by me): "Health insurance companies are seeking rate increases of 20 to 40 percent or more for next year, according to the NY Times . The re

12 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Things that go boom

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

For us or against us? Contradictory Jesus quotes show how cultists and universalists disagree

The Biblical Jesus offers two incompatible takes on allies and opponents: "whoever is not against us is for us" —Mark 9:40 "whoever is not with me is against me" —Matthew 12:30 Because the rationalizi

14 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Honoring Fearsome Gods

When we honor fearsome Gods, we begin to accept reality. We begin to understand our place in the grand order of the Universe… and we begin to realize it’s not at the head of the table.

14 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Spiritually Speaking: Building a New Way?

I’ve just returned from a week in Portland, Oregon.  Roughly 5,000 Unitarian Universalists gathered for our annual General Assembly.  Some traveled only by foot to arrive and some live-streamed it all

17 hours ago

Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church (Site / Info)

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Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan

Inayat Khan Rehmat Khan Pathan was born in Vadodara Gujarat on this day in 1882. He is more commonly known as Hazrat Inayat Khan, Hazrat being an honorific, and sometimes by the title Pir-O-Murshid, w

20 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Elvis Let’s Us Know It’s All Right

It was on this day in 1954 Elvis Presley recorded his first single That’s All Right.

20 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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from The Handbook by Epictetus

38. When you walk, you watch out for twisting an ankle or stepping on a nail; just so, watch out for twisting your mind. Do this for everything you do and you should be OK. Tagged: #Stoicism

21 hours ago

Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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Column: All That Is Without You

I’m friends with the monster that’s under my bed Get along with the voices inside of my head You’re trying to save me, stop holding your breath And you think I’m crazy, you think I’m crazy –Monsters,

21 hours ago

The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective. (Site / Info)

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A Faith of the Faithless — Some thoughts arising from a singing of Amazing Grace

On Monday morning an email popped into my inbox from a trusted friend which simply read, “Listen, watch” — apart from these words all it contained was a link. It took me to the closing moments of Pres

21 hours ago

CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Harder to return to blogging

I’ve only written one blog post since before General Assembly, and is was of a “what do you think” format. It’s been for a number of reasons: There’s been lots of work at work, and sometimes writing t

22 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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as you can see...

As you can see I'm continuing to make progress on making tiny boxes. These I'm calling hinged pocket boxes for lack of a better name. I've used tiny rare earth magnets to provide a secure closure. The

23 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

When a Bathing Suit Exploded Like The Bomb

Michilee Beradini during the shoot for Louis Reard's first Bikini. On July 5, 1946 war weary France was given something explosive to shake out of the drab and depressing years of Nazi occupation.   De

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

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