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All the Things

Some days it feels like there is just too much to carry, that the tasks and the burdens have piled so high that at any moment things could collapse in a chaotic heap of chairs and bed linens and onion

2 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


September 21–The Labyrinth: The Folds

Today we enter The Labyrinth.  Or to put it another way, we begin our congregational life, devotional, and spiritual practice theme called The Labyrinth.  The CUUPS and Sylvan Sanctuary groups gathere

7 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Best Stuff On Earth?

Snapple claims that it's "Made from the best stuff on Earth" For the teas, that's filtered water, sugar (@35-46 grams), citric acid, tea, and natural flavors. The juice drinks are water, sugar, juice,

7 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

My favorite movies: Strictly Ballroom

Just saw Strictly Ballroom again. Afterward, Emma said, "It's the best arts movie and the best sports movie ever." IMDB only gives it 7.3 out of 10, but Rotten Tomatoes rates it at 95%, which seems ab

8 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

favorite movies

Amaranth fields

The amaranth fields beckon, their youth crystallized, eternal laughing at rain, snow, hail war, loss, grief, joy, death widow’s wail and soldier’s breath amaranth fields giggle in gentle breeze they n

10 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Classrom dynamics

(At the Pot of Gold religious education conference today, I led a workshop on classroom dynamics. As promised to participants, here are three key concepts from the workshop:) When we talk about classr

11 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Religious Education

21 September 2014 Worship and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (21 September 2014) for our 11:00 AM Worship Service — “Turning Rocks to Reason” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell. Rev. Jarrell is back in the pulpit this morning and we welcome our sp

12 hours ago

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)

Adult Religious Education Begins This Sunday (21 September 2014)

Please join us this Sunday (21 September 2014) at 9:30 AM for our Adult Religious Education Class. This fall, we’ll be reading and discussing the UUA Common Read — Reclaiming Prophetic Witness: Libera

13 hours ago

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)

My parents, my heroes

Originally posted on Long thoughts: This week is over for me. Tomorrow I get on a plane back home to my kids, my cats, my husband and the snow–most of which I am thrilled about.  And yet, I leave my h

14 hours ago

Long thoughts (Site / Info)


Huntington’s Disease and Herculaneum

The name of our volcano is Huntington's Disease. It lives in my wife like a parasite, often resting, but always on the lookout for some way to kidnap her body and turn it against us. When we married,

15 hours ago

Politywonk (Site / Info)

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People's Climate March in New York City and around the world on Sunday, 09/21/14

Friends, I can't believe the People's Climate March is less than 48 hours away. And I can tell you, without a doubt, that it's going to be absolutely beautiful on a scale that we've never seen before.

16 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


Your contribution urgently

It may be tiresome to review details of this endless political fundraising, which I could recount for both poles of our two-party system well enough, but it is a slightly fascinating subject to me. Th

18 hours ago

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All Along The Watch Tower and Unitarian Universalism

"Let us not talk falsely now, The hour is getting late."      Bob Dylan, All Along The Watchtower " As I see it, the primary religious task these days is to try to think straight. Seeing clearly is mo

19 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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The Power of Narrative

I gave some thought to the focus of this blog, what ties its content together and what a regular reader might come to expect here. It is occasionally about the pleasures and pitfalls of the writing li

21 hours ago

The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)


the industrious child...

We know that one of the desirable traits of character that should be imparted to children that will be useful to them and society is that they be industrious. Our present course in education tends to

22 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Maxwell Perkins—The Man Behind the Writers

Maxwell Perkins in his element. In American letters there have been figures who nurtured writers who became the voices of their generation.   There was the Sage of Concord, Ralph Waldo Emerson himself

23 hours ago

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

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Walking the World: Canadians in Print

For many pagans, books are the gateway to knowledge. They are our first teachers of magic and offer a new world of esoteric lore and knowledge. If you enter the home of just about any modern pagan you

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

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Safe for Diversity

“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all b

1 day ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


The revolution was yesterday

The revolution was yesterday. If you missed it, it did not miss you nothing will ever be the same love replaces hate hope replaces despair free souls soar in a hot-air balloon over rich fields of corn

1 day ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Old Jeans And Congregations

There's a certain alchemy to blue jeans. They start out rugged and unyielding, and slowly break in to the ultimate in practical comfort.  I had a pair of jeans I just loved. The fit was great, the den

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)