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Can People of Color Truly Be Safe in UU Congregations?

Situation #1 There was a memorial service for someone I knew at a UU congregation last Sunday. I knew the officiant for the service, and had emailed them earlier to let them know I was going to be at

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Weekends Away

I generally work Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday and it was nice to work Saturday this week so I could take a weekend off. Got to visit Boston and see lots of things and go to a fun party. I’m not

2 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


More fear, less reason

The psychology of why Americans are afraid of historically low crime levels is a fascinating thing to consider, and the answers you might think of are featured in that NYMag piece. But the "historical

2 hours ago

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Hudson, Ohio, to Black Wolf, Wis.

Yesterday, we drove from Hudson, Ohio, to Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin. The drive was long and remarkable only because of a huge traffic jam that we were able to avoid by using an online map service, and

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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After The Tower, The Sun

I try to help us learn skills and practices that will help us survive and succeed, and I advocate for religions that promote virtues and enable connections. And occasionally, I try to remind us all th

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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the meaning of life, and death – a sermon offered july 24, 2016

Reading: On Living, by Nazim Hikmet  Sermon: “The Meaning of Life, and Death”  My children, at 8 and 10, are old enough now that they realize when I am listening to the news on the car radio. More imp

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Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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Pagan Voices: Ivo Dominguez, Jr., Amy Castner, SunTiger and more!

Pagan Voices is a spotlight on recent quotes and images from figures within Pagan and Heathen communities. These voices may appear in the burgeoning Pagan media or a mainstream outlet, but all showcas

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Unleash the Hounds (Link Roundup)

There are lots of articles and essays of interest to modern Pagans and Heathens out there, sometimes more than our team can write about in-depth in any given week. So The Wild Hunt must unleash the ho

12 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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the bent for mechanical pursuits

The following is from the Course of Study, Manual Arts Training Department, Chicago Public Schools, 1899-1900Skill in the use of tools is of incalculable advantage. It gives useful employment to many

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Marcus Aurelius, from Exhortations to Himself

Bk. III. 4. Do not waste the time you have left in life thinking about what others are thinking when you could be thinking about something useful. You are losing the chance to think about something be

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Turning Loneliness Around

Several years ago, writer Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker shared the story of his four-year-old daughter’s imaginary friend. A very concerning story, because this was no usual childhood playmate who sha

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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23 July 2016 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (23 July 2016) at 11:00 AM for “As Love Grows Up” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell — the All Souls Choir will sing during this service as well. The summer fun activity for children and

17 hours ago

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

Old Ways

A telephone booth may well be the most recent obsolete item of our modern age. You don’t have be all that old to remember the fad of seeing how many people you could stuff in a phone booth, let alone

18 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Nature Print T-Shirts Summer Fun — 23 July 2016

During the summer, our children and youth take a break from their regular religious education classes to enjoy various artistic and creative activities all together. On this Sunday (23 July 2016), our

18 hours ago

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

The freedom to be tomorrow what we are not today—becoming Free Spirits and Archeologists of Morning—A paper given to the "Sea of Faith" Annual Conference, July 2016

SoF Panel—click here for details Before I begin I’d like to add just one caveat saying that this piece is, to borrow some words of Herbert Fingarette, an outcome rather than a realised objective and t

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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July 24, 2016

A stunned and grief stricken Chicago firefighter holds the body of a drown child. Note— A couple of days ago we compared the crash of the Wingfoot Express to the more famous and deadly Eastland disast

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

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Nickel and Dimed at Hotels

We are staying at a Westin in Greater Boston tonight. Basically an inner suburb. Yet, it’s $15 for parking. I confirmed that the Extended Stay America next door is free. Wi-Fi is $9.95 in the room. Of

1 day ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Here comes the sun

There's still time (but get a move on—just over a week left) to take advantage of the Solarize the Valley program to get a free solar site assessment and installation bid, with prenegotiated prices. T

1 day ago

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Column: What Do Your Deeds Make You?

All years are full of death, just as they are full of life. This year, however, seems particularly violent. Admittedly, this dark feeling is encouraged by the mainstream media, the alternative media,

1 day ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Tribal wisdom

Just finished Sebastian Junger's compact, powerful book, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging this morning, and the stories of war and trauma and catastrophe and the generally positive way humans meet t

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)