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March 5–The Ready Room: Dreams and Mentors

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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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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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

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


A Word From Queen Esther—Poetry and Stuff

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

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Happy birthday, Zenzile Miriam Makeba

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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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Bridging CON 2015

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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Mountain Desert District (Site / Info)

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Arriving in Birmingham

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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Leaping Loon (Site / Info)

Trips 2015 Selma


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

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Does anybody really know what time it is?

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

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You Don’t Own Us

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

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UUWF (Site / Info)


The Minister of Geekery

A Unitarian Universalist minister examines theology, life, and pop culture.

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Television, LGBTQ+ Couples, and Continued Cultural Dissonance

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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The Minister of Geekery (Site / Info)

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What Does Freedom Mean to Me?

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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The Minister of Geekery (Site / Info)

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A Miscellaneous Collection of Impractical Things

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

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The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)


A Few Minutes

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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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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Join the AmazinGA Race to Youth Caucus 2015!

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

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One Glove and Ten Percent: Spiritual Practice of Generosity, 3

" 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

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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).

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Wednesday Night Dinner & Herb Fair Class Canceled

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FUUN Blog (Site / Info)


Alabama Creating a Religious Jim Crow

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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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in the South (Site / Info)

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