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You may not know, but I made a long desired and delayed trip to Japan in May.  It centered on walking a 5 day Buddhist pilgrim path through the rural Kii Peninsula.  As I have done before, I made a jo

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Aside From The Obvious (Site / Info)


Quote source: Stabilitas Loci – a spiritual geography of our own place, by Trudy Grienauer Photo by Lorian Kennedy; Design by Melissa Hathaway Tagged: making meaning, meditation, place, prairies, summ

1 hour ago

The Grove (Site / Info)

meditation GROW REST making meaning summer serendipity place prairies

Things, People and Places I Will Miss in Greater Portland, Maine

Alex Steed — rare to find an activist who is in such great humor about the world and sarcastic — rare to find someone who can still dance like the silly idiot in Junior High School (which was me) as a

2 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

Poetry The Blog The Ecq Review

Dan Halloran Convicted of Fraud and Bribery

Former New York City Councilman Dan Halloran was convicted Tuesday on corruption and bribery charges. The jury deliberated for just under an hour and a half to return a guilty verdict on all five coun

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

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Not Me Who Moved the Rocks

What was that hurt you carried so lightly as we walked but so heavy in you? The way you played those strings, moved your fingers into music . . . was that . . . What music did you play only in the ter

3 hours ago

Theopoetics (Site / Info)

Poetry unitarian universalist #uublogger #music #creativity #art

Signs of life at UUCF-MIN

[Later. Title fixed.] One of the oldest Internet communities for Unitarian Universalist Christians is the UUCF-MIN list. But as email has lost some of its cachet, and Facebook and Twitter have taken o

4 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Ministerial practice Social networking

Is winning the only thing? How about fair play?

Vince Lombardi, the former coach of the Green Bay Packers, has been credited with the slogan of UCLA Bruins coach, Red Sanders, "Winning isn't everything, it is the only thing." Many young people in t

4 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Principle 2 Justice

Story of the day - For there to be winners there's got to be losers.

Suzie said to her husband John when he got home from work, "Sophie came home crying today because the cheerleading coach told her if she didn't work harder she'd be cut from the team. She thinks she's

4 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Story of the day

Convenient Amnesia in Texas—The Slocum Massacre

In the early years of the 20th Century when the rule of Jim Crow triumphed across the states of the old Confederacyand most border states, well organized violence against African Americans and their c

4 hours ago

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

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Rhythm of Life

There is always rhythm present if you care to notice – in the tapping of keys on the keyboard, in the slap of shoes on the sidewalk, in the rustle of leaves or the hum of insects or the whir of an osc

5 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


July 30 – Departures: Waking Up

Every morning my alarm goes off at 4:30.  Well, it’s not really my alarm, it’s my husband’s. But it’s on my side of the bed.  And it doesn’t wake him up, it wakes me.  And then I wake him.  Repeatedly

5 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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So much blog data, what to do, what to think?

This is a rambling meta post, because on occasion it feels like the right time to talk shop. One thing that has become much easier and cheaper to figure out in recent years, when writing a blog, is ho

7 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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All the People In Between

Last week, I taught a playwriting class for teenagers at an arts magnet school summer camp. These kids were energetic, full of fascinating ideas, and just generally delightful.  One girl in particular

9 hours ago

Loved For Who You Are (Site / Info)

Self Acceptance

Rusting trees

What is a city but a forest of slowly rusting trees.

10 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Mystique breeds

Mystique breeds in dark spaces as light wanes, fades, dims, and disappears the river obeys no noise ordinance its rushing gains majesty performing with a symphony of crickets as the backing band.

10 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Now, another stranger

By the way, you can click on any of these travel photos to see the big version. These are all huge pictures, you just have to keep them to a certain width to fit within the blog template. Coming back

10 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Beauty Giggles

Once or thrice a year I stock up on beauty supplies*.  Today I got my latest order from ULTA. They're very big on the Free Gift with Purchase and all sorts of coupons and deals.** My shampoo came with

11 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Cracked: The Sequel

Chapel Service Baystate Medical Center July 28, 2014 These books on the altar represent the chapel services I did not give and will not have a chance to give: God Got a Dog – about our opportunity and

11 hours ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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end of day two..

I am at Marc Adams School of Woodworking, and have finished my second day of box making class. My students are all doing challenging work and learning. I have demonstrated four kinds of corner joints,

12 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Co-workers With the Gods

Some believe human consciousness is expanding and we are now ready to receive god-awareness. But history says unveilings are always presented to individuals, never to humanity as a whole. Human progre

16 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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