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Cheeky and Informative

The publisher Murdoch Books is describing my latest book as “cheeky and informative.” I’m happy with that. Just got my author’s copies today. Whether cliches get under your skin or make you laugh, thi

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Laura Lee (Site / Info)


Want to Know What the Way Looks Like? Here a Christian translates a Daoist Who Tells Us In a Little Story He Made Up

A Story by Chuang-tzu, translated by Thomas Merton & collected in Stephen Mitchell’s The Enlightened Heart. Prince Wen Hui’s cook was cutting up an ox. Out went a hand, down went a shoulder, he plante

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Neutered territory

Browsing the memes on Facebook this morning, something in a tribal Zeitgeist vein: "So let me get this straight," it begins. HE IS A COMPULSIVE LIAR HE IS A RACIST HE IS A RELIGIOUS BIGOT HE IS TWICE

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Column: Heathens, Politicians, and Presidential Candidates

[Karl E. H. Seigfried is one of our talented monthly columnists. On the fourth Saturday, he brings you insight and analysis about issues coming from within or affecting our collective communities. If

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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the power of something you've made yourself

Little man with big meaning. He made it himself On Thursday when I was not at school, my student Jack was looking for me. A foot had come loose on his little toy man he had finished on Wednesday, and

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Every Morning

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” ―Meister Eckhart How are you a beginner today? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflection and encourage the creation

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Cafe, San Francisco

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif.

Living in a Distracted World

I just read Andrew Sullivan’s excellent New York magazine piece about needing to disengage from the internet.  He spent ten days in silent mediation, it sounds like at the Vipsanna meditation centers

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


25 September 2016 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (25 September 2016) at 11:00 AM for “No Greater Love” by Rev. Carlton Elliott Smith. What are we willing to sacrifice for the well-being of our loved ones?  What about for peo

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

Black Lives and Green Miles

“We clung to the belief…that our white skin made us ‘better’ than all other people. And this belief comforted us, for we felt worthless and weak when confronted by Authorities who had cheapened nearly

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Laura Lee (Site / Info)

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25 September 2016 — No Adult Religious Education Class

There is no 9:15 AM adult religious education class on Sunday (25 September 2016). We will continue our “Broadening our UU Understanding, Deepening Our Journey” series of classes next Sunday (2 Octobe

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

Francis Ellen Watkins Harper

The poet as a young woman. Those with the greatest stake in the outcome of the Civil War were those held in bondage.   While the protection, preservation, and extension of slavery clearly the main mot

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

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Thank you, Doc Robin!

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Community Blues Show family friendly entertainment

Patreon (and Other Money Stuff)

I mentioned a job I was hoping to get in the last post. It didn’t work out. Trying to find work in general hasn’t really been working out. I’m selling a bunch of books to make up for the lack of incom

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Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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Media roundup: UU clergy speak out on protests in Charlotte

A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Early autumn sun on Parker's Piece, Cambridge

This afternoon I wandered across Parker's Piece in Cambridge to help our excellent new Student Ministry Worker, Susanna Hartland at the Anglia Ruskin University Chaplaincy stall at the Fresher's Fair.

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Why We Have Labor Day

Going Into Labor, part 2 For years George Pullman had been a philanthropic supporter of fine schools – with the aim of providing business with a better quality of laborer. He wanted a happy, loyal wor

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Going Into Labor

Column: On Passages, Biases, and the Reliability of Oral Histories

[Alley Valkyire is one of our talented monthly columnists. On the fourth Friday, she brings you insight and analysis about issues coming from within or affecting our collective communities. If you enj

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Why #BlackLivesMatter should be #PoorLivesMatter—now with graphics

A casual glance shows police killings are racially disproportionate to our population — though black people are 13.3% of the US, 25% of people killed by the police are black. But that hides another fa

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Sunday Service: Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

Political correctness has been accused of silencing free speech, pushing prejudices beneath the surface, and even causing a collapse in Europe. Trump has identified political correctness as a big prob

1 day ago

Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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