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Reflecting on the desert

Not much to add to this link to a post on Viral Forest ; check it out. This Is What Happens When You Put Rows of Mirrors on a Shack in the Desert. Attention to a weathered shack in the Joshua Tree, sq

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The Headdresses of Star Carr

NORTH YORKSHIRE, England — Researchers have completed the first scientific study on the techniques used to create the oldest shamanic or ritual headdresses discovered in Europe. The red deer skull and

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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“Roots” Reboot

By Sharon Leslie Morgan On January 23, 1977, more than 100 million people across America tuned their television sets to ABC to watch one of the first and still few programs to truthfully tell the stor

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Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

History American Society Race and Ethnicity in America Gather at the Table Sharon Leslie Morgan

DON’T BE A JERK A Review of Brad Warner’s Paraphrase & Commentary of Eihei Dogen

DON’T BE A JERKAnd Other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan’s Greatest Zen Master Brad Warner New world Library, Novato, 2016 Don’t Be a Jerk has been sitting at my bedside for a couple of months, and

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


celebration of the child...

Today is our end of the school year program, "the celebration of the child." Kids and our teachers rehearsed all week. It is a lovely event when each student's special gifts are acknowledged. I spent

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Oh, Peugeot of Many Names: on authentically using the term “god”

It Is What It Is Despite what many conventionally religious people appear to think, humanism does not exist to annoy the pious. As a matter of fact, some humanists are pious—in both the positive AND n

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Time to Reflect

Perfect peace. Perfect serenity. Perfect poise held in glowing light above, and reflected in still water below. Yeah, OK, life doesn’t look like that very often, but you could imagine it, right? Just

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Murfin Juvenilia III—The Final Tomorrow of Emmet McCarthy

William Street, Tipperary.  Couldn't find one suitably rain soaked and dreary. Note— I have been inflicting evidence of my callow youth on the put-upon and faithful readers of this blog.   As painful

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

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A New Vision and Purpose for Canadian UUs

On May 20th, Canadian Unitarians made history. They approved a new vision for Canadian Unitarian Universalists: As Canadian Unitarian Universalists, we envision a world in which our interdependence ca

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)


Get some hustle on this weekend

Who knew Forbes had an "under 30 network," but yup, and here comes Ryan Robinson ("serial entrepreneur, content marketer and business coach") with a guest post on 15 Easy Side Hustles you could start

19 hours ago

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Captain America is not a Hydra agent, and Superman didn't blow up Krypton

Yes, I think the idea of retconning Captain America as a Hydra agent is high on the list of stupidest ideas comic book people have had. But I'm not upset, because it's just a stupid comic book, and a

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Environmental ethics panel

Presenters at the Environmental Ethics session of the Sacred Texts Human Contexts conference at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, were Lyndsey Graves, recent graduate of Boston University School of Theolog

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)


A True Spring Story

I once lived on a street that ended in a cul-de-sac. (This “once” was in the previous century.) My home was in one of the brick colonials common to the area. In the brick colonial directly across the

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Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

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At the UU Meeting House

This video comes via the Rev. Edmond Robinson of the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Chatham, MA.  A light hearted outreach video featuring lyrics that nicely describes their congregation and

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Pagans with Disabilities Face Unseen Challenges

TWH –In the collective Pagan communities, it is not at all unusual to encounter people with disabilities. There are no studies to suggest that there are more Pagans and polytheists with disabilities t

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Educators Tweet Their Praise for Christopher Emdin’s Wisdom and Guidance

By Nicholas DiSabatino One of the most gratifying aspects of working on Dr. Christopher Emdin’s New York Times bestselling book, For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too: Realit

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Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

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Assembled Here

This sermon, delivered at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula on May 22nd 2016, was rather unusual.  The service began without hymn books, without a chalice, and without myself or o

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Life's Too Short To Sing The Melody (Site / Info)

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Connect with the UU Association of Membership Professionals

The Unitarian Universalist Association’s UUA General Assembly 2016 conference is coming up fast!  I’m excited to be leading the morning professional day program for the UU Association of Membership Pr

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When Worlds Collide: A Meditation on Religion and After Religion as we Know It

It was 1977. Actually, it was this day in 1977. The Chinese government officially lifted a long standing ban on owning or reading or, well, performing William Shakespeare’s plays and other writings. A

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Do What You Love, The Audience Will Follow

  “Never play to the gallery,” says David Bowie in the clip above. I discovered something interesting when I looked at the logs for my blog. (My blog logs.) Conventional wisdom is that writers need to

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Laura Lee (Site / Info)

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