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Why a Traditionally Published Author of 15 Books Chooses to Go Indie

I did an interview today on The Readdicts to help get the word out about my crowdfunding campaign to publish the novel Identity Theft.  I ended up talking quite a bit about the business of publishing

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Identity Theft (Novel) Publishing

Social Action in Action, October 24, 2014

BOOK SALE! Still catchin’ up! Thank You to all the following plus any we missed! Many thanks to Pinoake Browning, Maryann Burgos, Bill Butler, Joan Deacon, Monica Greene, Kevin Haney, Susan Haney, Sus

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uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)


Robert Shurtlieff Sampson Discharged from the Continental Army—Deborah Samson Walks Home

Post war portrait of Deborah Sampson. There have been a handful of documented cases of women posing as men to serve in the armed forces in American history.   The Civil War saw such enlistments in bot

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

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Lost and Found

Haven’t you done it? Picked up a glove or a hat or a baby sock that you found on the street and placed it in some visible, clean location in hopes that the owner will come back for it? You don’t know

2 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Saving the entire world

“whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.” -Quote from the Talmud How is humanity redeemed? This year has brought war, genocide, disease, and conflict- religious, ethnic,

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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October 24 – The Library: Tell Me a Story, Revisited

From the first moment of cognizance in our lives, we are collecting stories.  This is usually referred to as “making memories”, but it’s the same thing.  You may or may not think of yourself as a stor

5 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Talent, Oregon

The old railroad depot at Talent, Oregon. The sign reads: “To Portland 336 mi. / TALENT / To San Francisco 436 mi. / Elevation 1,635″ My cousin Sue tells me that up until a few years ago, two trains a

7 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Putting Things Off Until You Can't

Stephen Covey (and many many others) uses a quadrant system for productivity. On one axis is importance, and on the other, urgency. The urgent stuff has a way of taking our lives, whether or not it's

7 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

November Faith Formation at Home Calendar

a pdf for your downloading pleasure! Faith Formation at Home November 2014

8 hours ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Faith Formation At Home

Another UU released today

The October 2014 (14.10) release of the Ubuntu Linux operating system came out today. The releases have a double initial codename: an adjective, bordering on the outlandish, and an animal. And we’ve c

9 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Ubuntu Linux

Towards a More Inclusive Model of Sexual Orientation

Several years ago, I raised the question on this blog about whether kink could be considered a sexual orientation. Since that time, the issue has gained traction, due in large measure to the notorious

11 hours ago

Ravenstone's Reflections (Site / Info)

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An Open Letter to Susan Bibeau

I am so sorry for your loss.  For the loss of your son—the adult man he was last week, and ... Continue reading

11 hours ago

Rebel With A Label Maker (Site / Info)


Sacrifice and the Fear of Real Gods

Real Gods are a lot scarier than the polytheist next door killing, cleaning, and cooking a chicken in his back yard and seasoning it with prayers and invocations.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Did she? She has

While unbagging the daily news I noticed the top right headline, Did Ybarra exaggerate her degree from U of I? which of course was old news to me by then. Then I noticed in a coinbox dispenser a diffe

14 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Denney Bottom 10

Holli Woodings' campaign for Secretary of State has come up with a survey inviting people to rank "The Denney Bottom 10" missteps of her opponent and his time in the Idaho Legislature. Not a bad idea

15 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

How Will You Show Up?

RESIST Mass Incarceration and Police Brutality This October Holding the megaphone in my hand felt like standing at the top of a high dive.  It looks easy when someone else dives off, but once you’re u

16 hours ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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Comic (sans) Blitzkrieg

Did you happen to notice it's election season? And yes, it has now been extended to be slightly longer than baseball season, no mean feat. Today's NRCC/Romney for President Inc. missive (which, hmm, a

17 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Surely that is too many exclamation points

Aljazeera America picked up the ACLU case against a Louisiana school board that was settled back in March, to the extent that such things can be settled, with "an order requiring the school district t

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Ten Films That UUs Should Watch: Chocolat

I’m known for being an unrepentant chocoholic. That reason alone is enough for me to see a movie where this confection is a central point of the story. But Chocolat is not just about that, or about th

18 hours ago

Ravenstone's Reflections (Site / Info)

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Why UU Military Ministry?

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

Organizational Maturity Spiritual Vitality