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Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent—some lettering by Eric Marland

The lettering back at home on Emmanuel Road (click on the photo to enlarge) Over the years I've had the good fortune to get to know some very fine letter carvers (why is long story I might tell anothe

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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What will save your soul?

It is football season, and the world series for baseball is about to begin, and hockey has started. There are plenty of distractions. The elections are coming up in 2 weeks and the negative campaignin

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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A Murfin Memoir—My Own Private Missile Crisis

I was in my father’s car.   I believe it was his official State of Wyoming 1960 Chevrolet station wagon.   We had the radio on.   Dad was doing me a favor.   He was a man of infinite patience that way

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

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Hurricane damages three buildings of fellowship in Panama City, Florida

Elaine McArdle Unitarian Universalists lose homes in Hurricane Michael; Panama City fellowship’s least-damaged building is used as relief staging area.

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gathering thoughts

I am gathering my thoughts for a presentation tomorrow to the Eureka Springs Rotary club. I plan to show the Kindergarten documentary film trailer as a starting point. I also want to share the reason

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

UU A Way Of Life ministries index - No donkey rides any more for obese people on Santorini

Weight over which the Greek government banned donkeys having to give obese tourists rides down mountains on the Island of Santorini after pressure campaign by animal rights activists = 220 lbs.

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Ask Alexa - Will things be alright in the end?

Alexa: My grandmother always told me that in the end everything will be alright. Is she right? It depends on the path you are walking. If you are walking on the path of the ego, the answer is "no." If

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My Kind Of Church Music - Man Of Constant Sorrow, Alison Krauss and Union Station

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

My Kind Of Church Music

The Persistence of Memory

“Art consists of the persistence of memory.” ― Stephen King What piece of art holds an important memory for you? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflection and encourage

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Trickster Gods, How Magic Works, Magic For Yourself, and More

Why do some Pagans blame Trickster Gods for bad things like Christians blame their devil? How does magic work? Can you work magic for yourself? Can you pay someone to work magic for you? Responses to

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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I watched the Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain Far West Texas episode today. It’s pretty empty country out there. And people eat burritos, speak Spanish, have cattle and work together with Mexicans

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Happy Birthday to the Oriental Orthodox

      As it happens it was on this day in 451 that the Orthodox and Catholic on one side and what we now call the Oriental Orthodox churches divided. I’m giving the birthday greeting to the Oriental O

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Case study in GOP misogyny

Time and politics march on, closing in on what seems like the end of the world, or republic, or just another midterms, they're all the same to some. Was it only three weeks ago Brett Kavanaugh was a g

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Pagan Community Notes: exorcism and hexing, Canada Pagan community, Michigan Scholarship Fund, and more.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The Catland bookstore that hosted the Oct. 20 hex action against Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh found itself the target for an exorcism. According to reports, Father Gary Thomas, t

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Bosie’s Birthday

Another year has gone by. Another anniversary of Lord Alfred Douglas’s birth. Time once again for the “I am the love that dares not speak its name” tweets and the blog posts about mad, bad Bosie– “Osc

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Story and Self (Site / Info)

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Open Adult Samhain Circle ~ Saturday, October 27

The Society of Elder Faiths (SEF), a Massachusetts-based Pagan spiritual community, is hosting an open Samhain Circle for adults on Saturday, October 27.  Our focus this year will be on the Greek Eleu

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)


The Romantic on Opium—Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge in his early success. Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born on October 21, 1772 at Ottery St Mary, Devon, England.   He was the youngest of the fourteen children of an impoverished

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

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What do you want when you already have everything you need?

The greatest challenge in our modern society is to live simply and simply live. We strive after all kinds of the ten thousand things whether they be material, psychological, and social. We want more o

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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finishing lids

Yesterday I sanded and finished the insides of 80+ inlaid boxes to prepare them for being cut apart and engraved with a logo. These must be completely finished by the first week of December to be ship

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

A Cheering Squad

Sure, you can accomplish amazing things out of your own determination and talent, not needing help from anyone to achieve your goals. But it’s sure a lot nicer when others are there to honor and appre

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)