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Kansas Pagan Killed in Tragic Apartment Fire

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Pagan community lost one of its members in an apartment fire early Monday morning. Leticia Gill, also known as Tisha Gill, and her mother Rhonda Gill were killed after becomi

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Interdependent Web: Human together, making mistakes, no quick fixes

A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism.

3 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

The Emotional Lives of Chimeras: Challenges to Anthrozoology

By Marc Bekoff A number of people have asked me to weigh in on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recent announcement that they would like to lift the ban on research on animal-human chimera rese

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

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thinking through

I have been gradually thinking through my box to hold a collection of turned samples of Arkansas woods, and have as my deadline for completion, September 10 when I have a group of members from the Ame

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Last Call for CUUPS Convo

It's finally here - the 2016 CUUPS Convocation starts this (Fri. August 26) afternoon at First Church Unitarian in Salem Massachusetts.

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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A Green Thumb

Some people, we say, have “a green thumb,” a way with nurturing plants, while others do not. It turns out that mostly what it takes to have a green thumb is the willingness to put in the effort, the d

8 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Graced by the quiet and concentrated company of a heron and Henry Bugbee in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden

On Thursday afternoon I was graced by the close, quiet and concentrated company of a heron fishing in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. It's very way of being put me in mind of a powerful passa

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Christopher Isherwood Takes His Turn on the Great Stage

Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood was born on this day in 1904 in Cheshire, England. He attended Cambridge, but left without a degree. He kicked around a bit, had a fitful attempt at studying med

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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August 26–Return Again: The Power of Faith and Belief

I think that embracing UU principles and the covenants we make together in support of them is an act of courage that requires faith and belief.  Doing this requires far more from me than the recitatio

11 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

Return Again UU 7th Principle

August 26, 2016

Today I did something I haven’t done for a year or more — I read the UU (Unitarian Universalist) World soon after it landed in our mailbox. I did not read it out of duty or professional commitment; fo

13 hours ago

Politywonk (Site / Info)

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E Pluribus Unum

I tremble before the first sentence of our mission statement. It says, “We welcome everyone.” Everyone is a very wide net of inclusion. That means every gender, ability, size, color, ethnicity, langua

15 hours ago

Rev. Sam Trumbore (Site / Info)

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Catching Up on the Olympics

So the last couple nights I have been watching some on demand Olympics. Last night was more of the standard bearer sports of swimming and track and the enjoyable women’s rugby sevens final.  Today was

16 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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My New Thing: Bullet Journals

I think I remember hearing about bullet journaling quite awhile ago, but when I looked it up it seemed like it was just…journaling with bulleted lists. And I already do that, so I didn’t look into it

16 hours ago

Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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Falling into Grace

I fell down a lot when I was a kid, so many times that I can’t count them.  I always had skinned and scabby knees.  All kids fall a fair amount I suppose, my own children certainly took some tumbles.

17 hours ago

Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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Markers galore

Some art works start with an image that comes to my mind, some with an idea I want to express, some with something I see that begs to be re-created on paper. And then there are some that begin with a

18 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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This actually happened

At the annual "Fancy Farm Picnic" in Kentucky, according to the Washington Post , down-home Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell bragged about refusing to honor the oath he took to uphold the Consti

20 hours ago

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Salem Witch Locked Up Over Dog in Car

SALEM, Mass. — Lorelei Stathopolous sees her role as an animal-rights activist as a natural extension of being a Witch. “I defend the defenseless,” she said, and in particular she tries to protect dog

23 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Firing all cylinders

Richard Viguerie's ConservativeHQ is the gift that keeps on giving, at least once a day, but all that and some whacky advertisers keep my inbox enlivened with the florid pronouncements of alt-right. T

1 day ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Seeking Out the Healing Beauty of National Parks

By Lynn Hall The wilderness is where I continuously re-establish my present-day safety. Here I reduce my survival to basics: Have I had enough to eat? Where will I find more water? Can I stay warm eno

1 day ago

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

Biography and Memoir Caged Eyes Environment and Conservation Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Lynn Hall On Being Raped Raymond Douglas

The Scandalous Life of Lady Jane Digby. Apparently Bad Girls Do Go Everywhere.

I was bereft of subjects to share for today, and so fell back on my old standby, a brief walk through Wikipedia’s listings of events and births and deaths of any given day. There I noticed it was King

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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