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Filtered Light

The loveliest paths to walk can be those that are neither in the full hot sun nor in the dark shade of dense cover, but rather in the shimmering sunlight that filters through many leaves. A flash of w

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


You Lick ‘em—The Birthday of the U.S. Adhesive Postage Stamp

The fist U.S. self-adhesive postage stamps. On July 1, 1847 the United States Post Office issued its first official adhesive-backed postage stamps.   This was only 7 years after the world’s first stam

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

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#WhoIsBurningBlackChurches? Cultural erasure in America

The black church has been a nexus of power and hope for centuries. Urban congregations were the basis of the Civil Rights Movement; in 1963 in Birmingham, no matter how violent and chaotic it got, the

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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July 1 – The Playground – Win, Lose, or Draw: Losing

I played basketball when I was younger, from about the first grade (when I was young enough to bug my parents until they gave in) to the fifth grade (when my interests changed).  It can (and probably

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Big Springs, Neb., to Avoca, Iowa

As you drive along Interstate 80, the people you meet in desert places, like in Winnemuca, tend to be friendly, tolerant of eccentricity, with a live-and-let-live attitude towards the world. The peopl

8 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips

Camp NaNoWriMo 2015!

Every November I take part in National Novel Writing Month, writing a truly horrendous first draft of a novel. The same group also sponsors a "Camp" writing month in July, a little less structured but

8 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Writing experiments

Black Churches Burning White Supremacy Burning

  “The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives are involved in the investigation into the incidents — though the FBI says it’s too soon to tell if

9 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Read this: Statement on African-American church burnings

UUA President issues statement on recent suspected arson of African-American church buildings.

9 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Dave Van Ronk—The Missing Link

Classic Van Ronk at the Cafe Lena. In the popular mythology the American folk music scene passed from the hills of Appalachia and Mississippi Delta cotton fields to Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, The Alman

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

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It Still Matters What We Believe

From an article I submitted to the Coloradoan on June 29, 2015....http://www.coloradoan.com/story/opinion/2015/06/29/gay-marriage/29489705/After the Supreme Court handed down its decision on marriage,

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Discerning a Call  - Another Possibility (Site / Info)


A handy list of white victims of police abuse, or Why #BlackLivesMatter should be #AllLivesMatter

When Dylann Roof was arrested alive after murdering nine black church-goers in Charleston, SC, Traci Blackmon wrote: Good thing he wasn't suspected of stealing a cigarillo... Or picking up a toy gun i

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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The Daily Table: Is This What We Really Need?

By Mark Winne Daily Table photos: Christian Coleman There’s a new kid in town, who, like the new kid before him and the kid before her, is stirring things up. He’s saying things differently than those

16 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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The case of the missing dagger

Well, it’s nothing like the confidentiality or trust that goes with a doctor or priest or lawyer, but I have expectations of mail order. Yes, of mail order. From the backs of comic books to cereal-box

17 hours ago

Harrumph! (Site / Info)

Family crime Business Shopping

Sunday, July 5, 2015 – Stumbling into Heaven

Sunday, July 5 at 11:00 a.m. – Stumbling into Heaven – Heaven has been the topic of several books in recent years, from imaginative volumes like The Five People You Meet in Heaven to the wishful think

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The Interlake Unitarian (Site / Info)

The Closest I'll Ever Get

The Rev. David Weissbard was  chosen by his colleagues to speak for the ministers who marked their 50 year ordination anniversary. This was at the 25/50 UUMA service on Wednesday morning at Ministry D

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

African American Church Burnings: A Statement from the UUA President

“Where we choose to worship is sacred space. To violate that space is unconscionable. In less than two weeks, we have witnessed that violation again and again. First, with the horrific massacre during

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UUA Top Stories (Site / Info)

Silent Confederates

A colleague shared a fresh Snopes page about how images roll around cyberspace these days, from the copyrighted original work of an editorial cartoonist opining on one subject, to a mash-up derivative

21 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

How the Earth learned to dance

Originally posted on Adventures and Musings of an Arch Druidess: Once upon a time the Element of Earth was sad. She had been looking all over…

21 hours ago

bay witch musings (Site / Info)


Update: Alaska Pagan Community Center Destroyed by Sockeye Wildfire

WILLOW, Alaska – A Pagan community center in the Sockeye region of Alaska has completely burned down in a wildfire. The community center consisted of over nine acres of woods with four cabins, and is

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

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Early Childhood Education, now referred to by the acronym ECE was first invented by Friedrich Froebel who having lost his own mother at an early age observed the relationship between mothers and their

23 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)