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November 2014 Newsletter Now Online

The November 2014 Newsletter can be found online here.

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Gratitude and Its Expression 3

Gratitude is an element of prayer, and, like prayer, changes the world because it changes us, allowing us to be more positive forces in changing our world. Psychology professor at the University of Ca

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Gratitude and Its Expression

Samhain: Looking Toward Death

Death is a part of life. We contemplate death not to make sure we believe the “right” things about it, but to overcome our fears so we can spend our lives living as fully as possible.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Viktor Frankl: A Life Illuminated

Fifty-five years after the original US publication of Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl’s timeless wisdom has helped generations of readers cope with hardship and overcome adversity.

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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What International Travel Taught Me About Shame, Ableism, and Invisible Disabilities

I debated a lot with myself whether or not my son and I should join my husband on his work trip to Brazil. He has travelled out of the country a lot, but my son and I never have. My husband has always

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Bipolar Spirit (Site / Info)

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My tweets

Thu, 17:55: $500 Million for Bike Lanes. $0 for MUNI. Why I'm voting NO on Prop A. http://t.co/yl8MrrlZrn

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Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)


Vote for Voting

It is a Right. Some Want it be a Privilege From UUA.org, “On June 25, 2013, the Supreme Court effectively struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 5-to-4 vote, freeing nine states,

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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Mexican man takes sanctuary in UU church, and other UUs in the media

Denver UUs offer sanctuary despite deportation order Stemming from a 2010 confrontation with a fellow contractor that led to his arrest and the flagging of his legal status, a 41-year-old father of tw

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uuworld.org : UUs in the Media (Site / Info)

UUs in the Media

On the Side of Love with Ferguson

“The real challenge for us is not in the short-term, but in the long-term. Events like those transpiring in Ferguson have happened too often. The disturbing fact is that they could have happened in mo

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Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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Not your best government job

Don't know how much we need an Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities, but we've got one, and it currently has vacancies. Scanning through that overview, linked from the latest email

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

People to bring the casseroles, lessons in grief, and more

People to bring the casseroles The Rev. Sharon Wylie has hard truths to tell the “spiritual but not religious” crowd. Nobody wants a minister Until Suddenly they do. And nobody wants a church Until A

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uuworld.org : The Interdependent Web (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web

Blessed Samhain

Tonight and tomorrow is when most modern Pagans celebrate Samhain. Samhain is the start of winter and the new year according to the old Celtic calendar. This is a time when the ancestors are honored,

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

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Always blame the writer before you blame the actor

I left this comment at Which Episodes You Must Watch To Catch Up On Agents of SHIELD: "Actors can't be better than their material. Speaking as a writer, I assure you, the first person to blame for a l

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Detroit Little Free Library Capital of the World

This is an Indigogo campaign that I think deserves a plug. This campaign aims to add 313 more Little Free Libraries to the city to honor its iconic 3-1-3 area code, and to promote reading and communit

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Michigan Books and Reading

Today in the wood shop...

I am working on an award base for the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and will also begin the process of assembling 120 inlaid boxes to be given as special gifts in December. The engraving o

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

To Know

Yesterday, in what was originally intended to be a quick stop-off for a cup of coffee at my parents' house before going on my way, I ended up finding myself in a lengthy theological discussion with my

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Life in 361˚ (Site / Info)

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Good Kid from Hyde Park

He knew your name. Like the obverse of the Cheers theme, he knew everybody’s name. Mayor Tom Menino internalized the number one rule for successful populist politicians — he remembered you, your face

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Harrumph! (Site / Info)

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The President of the Unitarian Universalist Association

The Unitarian Universalist Association’s Presidential Search Committee begins accepting applications for the next UUA president tomorrow, November 1, 2014.  Social media has been littered with posts f

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Sunflower Chalice (Site / Info)

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Linus, from the Peanuts cartoons of Charles Schultz, used to spend the evening of Halloween waiting in a pumpkin patch for the Great Pumpkin, who, sadly, never arrived. But if only he had let go of th

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Constantly Reinventing Halloween

Durids, who probably did not look like this, built bonfires on Samhain. I am guessing that readers of this blog are probably more familiar with the origins and development of Halloween than most folks

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

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