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Michigan Author Feature: Henry Kisor

In today’s Michigan author feature we meet Henry Kisor, who considers the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to be another  character in his mysteries. Tell me a little about yourself. I’m an old ink-stained

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Michigan Writers Books and Reading

The Myth of Thanksgiving

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, takes on the national origin myth of Thanksgiving.

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Ferguson

When I first heard that the Grand Jury had decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, I had some anger. Today I've been looking up what I

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Reflection

Tell Me Who You Are, Not Who You Aren’t

Too many of us define ourselves by what we’re not. That allows what we don’t want to set the ground rules and frame the conversation. Instead, let’s keep our eyes on what we want to become.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Outdoors

The errands and chores took up most of the day, and everything took more time than usual due to the traffic which got increasingly worse as the day went on, as the winter storm warnings for Wednesday

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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The Fellowship magazine, Issue 2

My good friend Bob, minister at Oldham Unitarian Chapel and chair of the Fellowship of Non-Subscribing Christians, has worked hard on getting the second issue of 'The Fellowship' to publication. It's

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Life in 361˚ (Site / Info)

Religious Ramblings

We Need to Talk About Lynching

In the 1920s and the 1930s the NAACP used to hang a flag outside the window of its offices in Manhattan with the words “A Man Was Lynched” yesterday. The narrative often told in histories of the civil

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Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)

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A (mostly) black and white couple of days in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden

One of my favourite books of the last ten years has been Robert Pogue Harrison's Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition (University of Chicago Press, 2008). As the publisher's blurb makes clear: "Hu

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Birthdays (December 2014)

Many Happy Returns to our UUFP members and friends who will be celebrating their birthdays in December!  They are: Jacy Brooks Lauren Furey David Walsh Katie Hardwick Daneene Kelley Donna Sprock Cheri

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Birthdays EDITION: December 2014

“the war against dehumanization is ceaseless”

“They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace. They acted shamefully, they committed abomination; yet they were not ashamed, they did not know ho

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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2015 Pledge Canvass Campaign Information

You can find information about the 2015 Pledge Canvass Campaign here: 2015 Pledge Campaign Brochure 2015 Pledge Campaign Form Suggested Giving Guidelines Thanks for your continued financial support fo

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)

No Wednesday Night Dinner This Week

There will be no Wednesday Night Dinner this Wednesday, November 26th.

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FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

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Darren Wilson saw a "Demon"

Essential to the worldview of conservatism and racism is the reduction of "the other" to a malevolent, almost superhuman, force. Re-humanization is re-claiming the humanness of conservatism's victims.

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

A Walk in the Woods

This move to Connecticut has been strange for me. I grew to love Portland, Maine. The restaurants, the spirit, the beauty, the breweries, the poetry scene, the people. I liked having my in-laws closeb

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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A Feast for Father Huntington

The Episcopal church honors the Reverend James Otis Sargent Huntington with a feast on this day. The good father was the founder of the Order of the Holy Cross, an independent Anglican monastic order

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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In the Heat of the Night

Less than 12 hours after it came down, many have already responded to the Grand Jury decision about officer Wilson's killing of Michael Brown.  I have not, and there is a reason. Long ago, before I wa

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Aside From The Obvious (Site / Info)

Impressions from PACO, a Pagan Activist Conference Online

This past weekend, more than fourscore Pagans attended the first Pagan Activism Conference Online, or PACO. The event was sponsored by the Pantheon Foundation, which also serves as fiscal sponsor for

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

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Ferguson

I am overwhelmed with sadness as yet another young black man's life is snuffed out and the killer excused by a system determined to maintain a status quo of injustice. After the first few sentences of

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"We know that racism wears many faces in today’s society, some of them subtle and some of them..."

“We know that racism wears many faces in today’s society, some of them subtle and some of them blatant. We know that whatever happened in Ferguson is but symptomatic of larger stresses that face all o

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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (Site / Info)

Black Lives Matter – Need National Response

The Grand Jury decision is just the beginning and not the end of the response to the shooting of Michael Brown.  In the greater scheme of things, the decision may actually stop future violence.  The d

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Rev. Sam Trumbore (Site / Info)

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