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Nudged by the death of Leonard Nimoy, and the public appreciations that followed, to introduce Munchkin at last to the original Star Trek, I sat down with her Kat nighty to watch The Trouble with Trib

1 hour ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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March 3–The Ready Room: Justice

In the weekend prior to the 50th anniversary of the March in Selma across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, I listened to many interviews from those who were there.  I was moved by those who found themselves

2 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

The Ready Room UU 7th Principle

The Smartest Thing I Ever Did As A Parent...

...was letting my children know that risotto is an impressive and delicious dish. Even when they required a step ladder to reach the stove top, they would happily take turns stirring the pot, adding l

3 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Tales of the Montana Freemen: The Girl and Her Dog

The Freemen's cabin near the town of Roundup Here's a story a collected while reporting on the saga of the Montana Freemen in the 1990s. I have always thought it was a revealing (not to mention distur

7 hours ago

Orcinus (Site / Info)

Driving south

We had some trepidation about traveling south of the border, but had various reassurances about our specific destination (flying to Cancún, and staying down the coast, at Tulum), and strength in famil

7 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

“Don’t come back until dinner”.

  From:  http://www.resilience.org/print/2015-03-02/don-t-come-back-in-until-dinner I grew up in a household with strict rules. Foremost among them: Get out of the house. When not in school we were ex

9 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)

Green Team Blog

Money Makes Mean?: The Spiritual Practice of Generosity, 1

Money. If you are unusually self-aware, you might have noticed a very slight feeling of tightening or closing at just the mention of the word. Or maybe, if you're that self-aware, you might have trans

10 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Spiritual Practice of Generosity

Art in the Sanctuary Community Conversation Continuing!

The last two conversations were small but lively discussions about how we feel about art in the sanctuary. The Worship Committee is working on a policy addressing art in the sanctuary and would like t

10 hours ago

FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

communication

Like to Work With Digital Displays?

Want to be in on the ground floor of an exciting audio-visual adventure? Wednesday, March 4th there will be an informational meeting about new digital signage we’re developing. We’re building a displa

10 hours ago

FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

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Farewell to our Spock and to mine

It’s not a stretch to say I was raised by Spock, or at least a Spock. As so many of us note the passing and mourn the death of Leonard Nimoy, I felt particular twinges remembering my mother, Wanda. We

10 hours ago

Harrumph! (Site / Info)

Family Childhood Boomers Schools logical Spock Wanda

Lent, Day 11, St. Bernard on grace

Well, I did run through what there was on grace in the Catholic Catechism, and so I’m moving on to some snippets from Bernard of Clairvaux, who wrote an essay on “Grace and Free Will,” dedicated to Wi

11 hours ago

All-Soulo (Site / Info)

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Thalassa’s Etiquette Guidelines for Interfaith Discussions (Version 2.0)

I’ve updated this a bit since I wrote and posted it the first time in 2011.  Here’s the updated version… 1.) If someone asks about your religious beliefs, share (respectfully and with compassion). If

11 hours ago

musings of a kitchen witch (Site / Info)

Interfaith Tolerance can't we all just get along interfaith discussion religious etiquette

"The Gift" by Jeffrey Lockwood

Our Subaru Forester was sliding sideways down Interstate 80 at fifty miles per hour. My wife, Nan, had gingerly switched to the left-hand lane to avoid a truck that was overturned on the right shoulde

11 hours ago

UUA Top Stories (Site / Info)

A sloppy post (with great music!) about class and gender, with Astrud Gilberto, Frederick Engels, and Sharon Smith

Lyrics to Astrud Gilberto's "Maria Quiet": They say that I was born Of slave mogama and white man My father slept in iron bed My mother on cold sand When my father called My mother would come Never sa

11 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

intersectionality class and gender Frederick Engels Sharon Smith

1 –2 –3 – You’re Goin’ to GA 2015!

Registration for General Assembly Youth Caucus 2015 is  Now Open! The countdown to the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly in Portland, Oregon continues: Registration for Youth Caucus is now open,

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

UUA GA Events and Opportunities youth participation Featured Youth General Assembly 2015 youth caucus

Motherhood, Friendship and Swimming in the Weeds

With two young boys, there is no question that my husband and I are in the thick of it. And so are most of our friends. We are in a beautiful, yet sometimes overwhelming, season of life.

14 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

Pagan Community Notes: Green Egg Magazine, Mary Kay Lundmark, Return of the Pagan Festival and more!

On Feb. 7, as we reported, Green Egg Magazine had announced that it would be abandoning its traditional format and developing a full-time, online blog-style presence. However, after hearing from disap

15 hours ago

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

Paganism Berkeley American Council of Witches Aquarian Tabernacle Church Bates College Bay Area Pagan Alliance Christine Hoff Kraemer Jason Pitzl-Waters Mary Kay Lundmark Mythicworlds PAEAN Spring Mysteries Storm Faerywolf The Pagan Festival Thea Sabin

What does the Unitarian future look like in Britain?

I'm reflecting on the declining (perhaps accelerating decline) of Unitarian congregations in Britain. The numbers are not good. Just over 3000 Unitarians and a drop last year of 200. You don't have to

15 hours ago

Reignite (Site / Info)

choiring of trees...

An author friend passed away a few short years back, and favorite of his books is The Choiring of the Trees. In that book a character was wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to die in the electr

16 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Growing, declining and stable Unitarian congregations 2014

Following on from my last post I am having a closer look at what the Unitarian membership numbers reveal about the state of the denomination. Comparing numbers to last year it looks like most congrega

17 hours ago

Reignite (Site / Info)