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Peasant Diet, Day 3: the more complex the diet, the more you have to count calories

I'm still in the calorie-counting phase, which may be a necessary first step to creating a modern version of a peasant diet. Today's surprise was learning margarine is more caloric than I'd thought. O

1 hour ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Peasant Diet pizza

The Unintended

I was raised to believe that people are inherently good. Not that their actions are always good or even their intentions, but that deep down that people were at their core meant to be good to one anot

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Chalice Spark (Site / Info)

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (2016) ***

In an odd way the original Rocky Horror from 1976 is underrated. Tim Curry is amazing, the music is terrific and it has a wonderful supporting cast.  The new one for Fox is also fun. It has the great

6 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


What If?

Last week I scheduled two of my fall preventive health appointments: an all over skin cancer checkup and a flu shot. While I was stripped down to a thin blue paper cover-up, awaiting the dermatologist

7 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (Site / Info)

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Circular reasoning

Senator Bernie Sanders sent out a fundraising message... using Speaker of the House Paul Ryan for the setup: "I heard what Paul Ryan said about me: that if the Republicans lose the Senate, I will be t

7 hours ago

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“We Still Live Here”

Deneva has been researching Thanksgiving curriculum materials for our congregation, and she sent me a link to an online video titled “We Still Live Here: Black Indians of Wampanoag and African Heritag

11 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Will Social Security Go Bankrupt By 2030?: Fact-Checking the Third Presidential Debate

By Steven Hill Over the past twenty years, for various reasons, the fund balances have gotten out of whack, causing a temporary shortfall in the amount allocated to the disability fund. Congress can e

11 hours ago

Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

American Society Politics and Current Events Expand Social Security Now! Steven Hill

Do Bullies Have Mommies?

By Richard Hoffman When an ideology is dying, its final throes include a ferocious and defiant last stand. I believe we are witnessing that right now, the last stand of a discredited idea of masculini

14 hours ago

Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

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Raising the Awen: One Druid’s Journey

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Why socialist parties shouldn't fight with each other

I'm periodically struck by the fact that socialist parties always talk about solidarity, but too often mean, "Solidarity with me, not them!" Here's a very strong argument for keeping the focus on the

15 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

An Indelible Stain on College Football—The Johnny Bright Incident

An isolation and blow-up from a series of photographs in the Des Moines Resgister clearly show Johnny Bright  being smashed in the face after handing off the ball.  The brutal late his was the third t

17 hours ago

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

assault. NCAA Canadian Football League. Drake University Edmonton educator Gray's Cup Heisman Trophy candidate Jennings B. Whitworth Johnny Bright Incident Oklahoma A&M Wilbanks Smith

VIDEO: Faith and Trust – by Libby Palmer

One assignment our Summer Seminary (#UUSumSem) program students receive is writing a 3-5 minute homily based on a prompt. On Saturday night they presented their homilies to each other, and then voted

18 hours ago

Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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Telling Religious Stories: Fingers Pointing to the Moon

I’ve been thinking about stories, and particularly religion or spirituality as story. I believe we in fact live and breathe and have our being within stories. And nothing quite like those “big” storie

18 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


STLT#17, Every Night and Every Morn

Every night and every morn some to misery are born; every morn and every night some are born to sweet delight. Joy and woe are woven fine, clothing for the soul divine: under every grief and pine runs

20 hours ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Spirituality Meets Anti-Racism Action

              Karen Reilly, leader of UUCF’s Dismantling Racism Team (DRT) suggested this post by Kara Dansky, from ‘Bringing Spiritual Tools to Anti-Racism Engagement’ class through White Awake (whit

20 hours ago

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Outsourced Morality

True confession: I understand Trump voters. I come from that place. We’re the same people who voted for Andrew Jackson—duel-fighter, bigamist, slaveholder, and native-killer. As a matter of fact, when

20 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Yesterday at the Clear Spring School we began a toy making project that we do each year at this time, making toy cars and trucks to give to the local food bank for holiday distribution. I make wheels

20 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

A 2016 Voter’s Guide

Please vote. Vote your conscience. Vote in all the races. Vote for Hillary Clinton for President. And whatever you do, #NeverTrump.

20 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Behind the Mask: Inside the Creepy Clown Epidemic

"In many respects, it's not an inversion of what we're used to seeing, it's just teasing out and amplifying those traits we've been seeing for a very long time."

20 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)



Many of us center our sense of self, of belonging, in our homes and families. But not everyone has a home and not everyone has a family. Which means, perhaps, that some people must learn to belong to

22 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)