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Happy birthday, Gary!

Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis & the Playboys was born on this day in 1945…

3 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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A Big and Wide Perspective

I have been doing this Photo Inspiration Challenge with Angie McMonigal Photography for more than two years now, and if there is one thing that our collaboration has reinforced week after week (aside

4 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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Why I go to church…

Working at a peace and justice non-profit is an emotional double-edged sword plowshare. It is emotionally fulfilling to have a small part in making the world a better place. It is emotionally cripplin

6 hours ago

What's My Age Again? (Site / Info)

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Deer at Rossmoor Parkway / D.H. Ryle Watching my son sweep shards of glass from the seats after his car was broken into during the day in front of the condo where I lived, I knew if I wanted him and m

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spirit flows thru -- Alison Rittger's spiritual reflections on finding the holy in the daily - blog (Site / Info)

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Economic Risk Greater for Minorities

Economic Justice is for Everyone Jamelle Bouie explains the relationship between home ownership, poverty and risk, noting that the recession of 2008-2009 obliterated fully 31% of wealth and 28% of hom

7 hours ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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America at a Cross-Roads: Hobby Lobby and the Rise of Christian Nullification

Legal scholar Frederick S. Lane, author of 'The Court and the Cross,' investigates the ramifications of the Hobby Lobby decision and the doctrine of nullification gaining foothold in Christian conserv

8 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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PETA, Detroit, and the problem with "Go Vegan"

PETA is in the news again for offering to pay the water bills of 10 households in Detroit who have been threatened with shutoff -- on the condition that they go vegan for a month. It's the latest awfu

8 hours ago

debitage (Site / Info)

The Art of Writing a Letter

For all that is our life! by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard When I receive a gift or someone does something particularly nice for me, I try to be sure to write them a thank you note.  When I’m invited to …

8 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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PowerUp with Rev Monica (Site / Info)

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Aug. 3 service information

Please join us for service Sunday morning at 10:30 on Aug. 3 as Rev. Michelle LaGrave and her service dog Bella lead us.Rev. Michelle was matched with her service dog, Bella, through NEADS just this p

9 hours ago

Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Why Universalism? “Loving the Hell Out of the World?”

Last week I posted my response to the question “Why Unitarianism?” This week, I will explore the related question, “Why Universalism?” Comparing these two philosophically liberal religious traditions,

10 hours ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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some readers want stories, some want sermons

There are people of all politics, from the most conservative to the most radical, who only want stories that confirm their prejudices. And there are people of all politics who know art and politics ca

10 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Writing

Picture postcards

Something you might find on a blog and nowhere else: Linh Dinh's Postcards from the End of America, freshly added to the top of my blogroll after stops in the Tri-Cities (Washington) and Williston, No

10 hours ago

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Paul Ryan fights Poverty?

Paul Ryan has a new Republican plan to fight poverty. It's getting some positive play because he finally stops advocating less spending on the social safety net in order to balance the budget. It's al

11 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Manifesto

High and hope-filled stamens billowing with curiosity. Continue reading →

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Long thoughts (Site / Info)

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Life was just a tire swing

None of the people in the story (except for some bereaved parents) were yet born when Jimmy Buffett's song came out, and the sound track is not so skippy and folksy as what devisupertramp has for the

11 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalist young boy has a special need. Can you, will you, help?

Rev. Lee Richards, Pastor of the Pullman Memorial Universalist Church in Albion, NY, writes a blog and Tuesday, July 29, 2014, this post appeared. I thought some of the readers of the UU A Way Of Life

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Grace … or something like it

We do it for high, exalted reasons as well as for the low and selfish reasons, but we extend grace because some day we will need it to be extended to us, to our children, to the children of our friend

12 hours ago

Long thoughts (Site / Info)

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Two hasty thoughts on SF and the damaging effects of literary status envy

When I say hasty, I mean it: I haven't bothered to find out who ESR is and I haven't read any of the 76 comments that were there a moment ago. Today's going to be busy for me. But I wanted to say that

12 hours ago

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Religious Freedom Updates: Arkansas, Alabama and Virginia

Over the past few months we have been reporting on several stories involving religious freedom challenges. Here are updates on those stories: Beebe, Arkanasas makes national news On June 17, we report

13 hours ago

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

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