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The Bird Alights

Charles Parker, Jr was born on this day in 1920. There are those who say there are two periods of Jazz, before Parker, and after Parker. Have a little time today? Here’s something that you might enjoy

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Book Review – Celebrate Wildness Magic: Mirth and Love on the Feraferia Path

Review: Celebrate Wildness: Magic, Mirth and Love on the Feraferia Path. (First Edition) Written by Jo Carson. Years ago I was given a list of books to read in response to my interest in pursuing Paga

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

Paganism Celebrate Wildness Feraferia Fredrick Adams Jo Carson

August 29–Culture and Tradition: The Struggle

Like a sculptor, if necessary, carve a friend out of stone. Realize that your inner sight is blind and try to see a treasure in everyone. Rumi I am taken, repeatedly, by how silently and powerfully th

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

Culture & Tradition UU 7th Principle

learning from the experimental

Vacuum tapering jig Sometimes things work as we expect or hope, and we learn nothing from the situation. Other times we fail dismally, and we hit the books (literally) trying to find answers to what w

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Truth and Meaning: I Am Racist

Since erecting a "Black Lives Matter" sign, some people have called the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland a "racist church." I suppose the truth of such an assertion depends largely on the

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uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium (Site / Info)

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Sadly, Angrily Remembering Hurricane Katrina Redux

Just another "recalcitrant defier of evacuation orders" according to Fox News. Note:   This first appeared two years ago and became the second most viewed entry since Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout

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

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World View

Bucket showers, vegan meals, and saplings.  Lots of saplings.  These are what you’ll come across on an average day at Sadhana Forest, a reforestation projected located in Tamil Nadu, India’s southernm

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

environment Adult Religious Education Sunday Morning Forum

Respectability vs. Resistance

This week, when I read Barbara Reynolds column on her challenges with the Black Lives Matter Movement in the Washington Post (read here) I was deeply disappointed. Here was someone who is a respected

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spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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Gone to Seed

We think of flowers as the purpose of a blooming plant, and the color and scent of a blossom as the truly desirable part of a plant’s life cycle. But what matters to the plant are the seeds that remai

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Wee Beests to Boston

After a very unsatisfying and crowded first go at the Strandbeests last weekend, we had a much closer, leisurely and just better time when the small versions arrived in downtown Boston today. They bro

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Harrumph! (Site / Info)

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Media roundup: Ten years after Katrina, UUs still helping

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

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Blessing the Backpacks -- Backpack Charm Craft Instructions

From my wonderful colleagues I got the idea of doing a "blessing of the backpacks" as the children of the congregation go off to school.  It's not a new idea -- Christian churches have been doing it f

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Rev. Cyn (Site / Info)

Education Children ingathering

Whiteness and Apocalypse

Reflecting on the UUSCJ GROW Climate Justice Training By Amelia Diehl I am so grateful to have been able to attend the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice(UUCSJ) Grounded and Resilient Or

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Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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The Need to Say No

In adolescence in particular there is a strong need to call out those things that are fake, those niceties required by society but performed without any sincerity. This impulse, the impulse to say no

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Atlanta Unitarian (Site / Info)

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School Supply Drive

Children’s RE and The Got Kids Group are having a school supply drive to benefit the Boys and Girls Club. If you are school supply shopping for your own kids or would just like to help some kids this

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

2015 EDITION: September 2015 Special Event

On Dylan Roof and Vester Lee Flanagan II

It's easy to find identitarians who wave away mental illness and blame belief systems when they speak of Dylann Roof, a white racist who murdered black people. Googling "dylann roof white privilege" b

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

identitarianism killing

even optimists get the blues.

I saw it from across the room and knew immediately it was for me. I am not into art, but this painting captivated me – the colors, the lines, the way it caught the light. I knew it would fit beautiful

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Speaking of... (Site / Info)


Sunday, August 30, 2015 – From Chaos to Creation

Sunday, August 30 at 11:00 a.m. – From Chaos to Creation – “Invention,” according to Mary Shelley, “does not consist of creating out of void, but out of chaos.” The old mythologies teach us to believe

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The Interlake Unitarian (Site / Info)

Youth Civic Engagement for a Sustainable Tomorrow

UU–UNO Interns  Jen Caplan and Audrey Carleton report from the United Nations International Youth Day, where the theme was Youth Civic Engagement. Learn more about leadership opportunities at the comp

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Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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A Floridian’s View: Separation of UU & Pagan

The CUUPs group to which I belonged had a number of members who were comfortable with Pagan events, beliefs, and people, but were reluctant to consider joining any Pagan group, since they were already

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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