At various times in the school year, as part of my work as a teacher, I am involved in interviewing students for various programs to which they are applying. Often, one of the kinds of questions I as
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Purim is a silly, festive, rambunctious holiday centered on a story full of dire situations, including death and potential genocide. Sometimes the best way to find courage in the face of the horrors o
Last night at sundown the Jewish holiday Purim began and continues until tonight's sun set. Back in 2012 the celebration coincided with International Women’s Day on March 8. This year the slippery
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Before “world music” experimenters like Peter Gabriel, David Byrne, and Paul Simon incorporated explicitly African sounds into western popular music, there was Miriam Makeba, a South African singer wh
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MDD HS Seniors and friends – Join us in Denver, CO, for the 2015 Bridging CON! Where: First Universalist Church of Denver, CO (4101 East Hampden Avenue, Denver, CO 80222) When: April 10-12, 2015 Check
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I write to you now from Birmingham, Alabama. Far from the frigid snows of Minnesota, my first breath of Southern air made me think I’d landed at the aquarium rather than the airport — humid and warm!
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This anole thinks he is hiding from us. See, he would love to be out on that dark wood trim, basking in the afternoon sun. But I am far bigger than him, and he's unsure of my intentions. Perhaps I wan
Seems like everybody grumbles about daylight savings time, at least when it starts (2 o'clock antemeridian, this coming second Sunday in March). Losing an hour of sleep is no fun. In the fall, when we
Confession: one of my favorite pop music genres is the girl groove, those all- female groups and soloists that hit their peak in the 1960’s. On one of those public television pledge nights a while ba
A Unitarian Universalist minister examines theology, life, and pop culture.
In the last few weeks, I’ve encountered so much vitriol online regarding queer couples on television. It started two weeks ago when The Walking Dead, one of my favorite television shows, introduced it
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Blogger’s Note: Our theme in March at Unitarian Church of Calgary is Freedom. This is my introduction for the theme this month, taken from our monthly newsletter, “Quest.” As a child, I didn’t have th
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Somehow it got to be March while I was doing things other than updating the blog. That happens a lot now. I have not been idle. I have been occupied with an assortment of things – feeding my soul thro
Note: The following comes from my Facebook post on Monday as part of my UU Lenten Photo Practice, with the word of CONNECTION. You can see the rest of my daily photos here. ***************************
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Youth Caucus Sr. Dean Olivia Calvi Leads, But You Can Get There First! General Assembly (GA) 2015 Youth Caucus Registration is now open, and Olivia isn’t wasting any time getting her completed regist
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" You can't think and hit at the same time. - Yogi Berra For hitting, as for many action, we must rely on habits, so the formation of the habits we'll need is crucial. For that matter, even when there
The Spiritual Practice of Generosity
Spring Forward – Set your clocks an hour ahead! Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 8th at 2:00 am.
Don’t forget to set your clocks one hour ahead Saturday night (or if you’re a very early bird – officially at 2:00 am Sunday morning).
On February 9th, same sex marriage became the law in Alabama. The grandstanding by Chief Justice Moore was a classic Governor Wallace move. Probate judges refused to honor the federal court ruling. M
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