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Help for teachers...

This is the time of year when teachers contact me about planning their programs for the next year, so it is also a good time for me to dig through the blog and answer questions. How to secure a piece

1 hour ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

back to cursive...

Students now tell their teachers when they've been told to read something written by the human hand, "I don't do cursive." What a dumb thing schools have done to eliminate hand writing from our studen

3 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

House on Fire: Church Attendance in the US

There it is, yet another study indicating that the number of American Christians who attend churches regularly has dropped yet again. (see link below) Currently the number of those who attend church o

3 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

Religion spirituality Worship social justice Unitarian Universalist values Faith Development Evangelism

An unexpected source of Universalist prayers

The Optimist’s Good Morning is a book of prayer and written selections, published by Little, Brown in 1907 but it’s originally a Universalist Publishing House title, and so not surprisingly full of Un

4 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

prayer Universalism

Story of the day - The Bullshit Express

John Lago, the young hit man in Shane  Kuhn's novel, The Intern's Handbook, says on p. 37 "Our minds are not interested in truth. They are our private twenty-four hour news cycle putting a constant sp

4 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Story of the day

Fairness, equity leads to compassion

When we are sensitive and aware of the drive and desire to be fair in our relationships with others we become naturally more compassionate. Compassion flows from an awareness that often in life things

4 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Principle 2 Justice

Making a Splash

Stunning plumes of spray happen when the ocean crashes up against a rocky shoreline. While coming to rest on a soft, sandy beach is a lot more pleasant, we are often at our most impressive when we run

5 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


The St. Louis Commune of 1877—America’s First General Strike

There were days of good order in St. Louis thanks to the Directorate of the Commune--until racial division and Federalized militia arrived and matched the battle scenes to the North and East, like thi

8 hours ago

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

Black workers Class War Commune Directorate Federal troops General Strike German socialists Great Railway Strike of 1877 Knights of Labor labor history St.Louis Commune Workingmen's Party

Sweet Success

The annual cream puff was purchased and devoured. This alone means vacation has been a success. Envious? Here's the recipe.

10 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

July 24–Departures: Stories, Part 3

For the third time, I come with a reflection on stories as a most important human point of departure. At the 2014 Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly, Sr. Simone Campbell gave the hono

10 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

Stories Departures UU 3rd Principle UU 6th Principle UU 7th Principle

Joliet, Ill., to Kearney, Neb.

We started driving at nine in the morning, quickly leaving behind the crowded roads of Chicagoland. Water towers are prominent features of the midwestern landscape, and traditionally the municipality

11 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips

Buffalo is Rising

If you are not in Buffalo right now, you may be unaware. Buffalo is revitalizing. Buffalo is coming back. Allow me to describe some context: When I left Buffalo in 2010, the story that residents told

11 hours ago

This Too Will Pass (Site / Info)


God Revised, revised available for free.

God Revised, revised is available both in hard copy and in a PDF for free. If you would like a hard copy, send your address to davidgmarkham@gmail.com. If you would like a PDF file request it in email

13 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Big Questions and Grains of Sand

“It is our nature not only to see that the world is beautiful but to stand in the dark, under the stars, or at noon, in the rainfall of light, frenzied, wringing our hands, half-mad, saying over and o

17 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

travel Family connection

Amendment 1 Worskshop

Next Wednesday, July 30, 6:30-8:30, FUUN will host an Amendment 1 workshop for Unitarian Universalists, presented by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Light dinner and childcare will be

18 hours ago

FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

Activities Committee for the Larger Faith

Blogging Updates

This is just a quick post to say that I've been writing less for this Rev. Cyn blog in part because I've been writing for other locations.  If you want to be reading more from me than you're getting h

19 hours ago

Rev. Cyn (Site / Info)


So you want a female character to carry a gun? Three Flashbang bra videos.

See the draw in the previous video around 4:20. In the next video, it's around 12:25. And this one's all about the draw: I'm sure bra holsters fall under Rule 34, but you'll have to do your own googli

21 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

The Lie We Have Been Told

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21 hours ago

Call And Response (Site / Info)

Religious Educators lreda peer support professional development religious professionals in community

Building a Better World - Volunteers Needed for ESL Classes

by Alisha LoftinDid you know that Houston has one of the largest immigrant populations in our country?  About 22% of Houston residents were born in another country.  According to the Daily Beast, Hous

22 hours ago

Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church - Blog (Site / Info)


Economic Justice Is Not a Gift

Tipped-Minimum Wage is  $2.13 hour. Some think that’s enough. Watch “The National Restaurant Association: Hard to Stomach” video, produced by Restaurant Opportunities United (ROC United), re-posted on

22 hours ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

Guides and Tools Issues and Trends Common Read economic justice