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STLT#20, Be Thou My Vision

Be thou my vision, O God of my heart; naught be all else to me, save that thou art. Thou my best thought, by day or by night, waking or sleeping, thy presence my light. Be thou my wisdom, and thou my

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

artful science

One of my readers, Stan, sent a link, Metamorphosis: Art School outreach breathes life into QKE’s arts education from the Honolulu Art Museum about teaching science and the arts. The article features

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Blue Collar Soul

Let’s start this sermon in the Birmingham Jail, with Dr. King. It’s 1963, and he’s talking to his white jailers. “[W]e got down one day,” he says, “to talk about where they lived, and how much they we

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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A Community is a Living Thing

Our Pagan groups are more than collections of individuals. They’re living things with their own traditions and missions.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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An Asset

“I didn’t belong as a kid, and that always bothered me. If only I’d known that one day my differentness would be an asset, then my early life would have been much easier.” ―Bette Midler How has someth

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Women in White on Parade in New York

Sufragists in white and their supporters marched down 5th Avenue for Votes for Women on this date it in 1915 capping an intense year-long campaign. Note:   When Hillary Clinton showed up in that snowy

7 hours ago

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

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Pokemon Go ****

My Saturday blog theme back in the day a few years ago was the Saturday Night Review.  I just made level 20 in Pokemon Go yesterday and it helps me get outside and walk. Although right now, I seem to

11 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Where the discussion about BLUU financial commitment?

Earlier this week, the UUWorld reported (Elaine McArdle, October 17) that the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees awarded a $300,000 grant to the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalist

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Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalist Association

Big Footsteps, Big Impact

Wherever we are, most of us want to make an impact. It wasn’t too many years ago that the Fellowship  did a second passing of the basket on the third Sunday for LINK and once a year for PORT. But … Co

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

social justice inspiration Share the Basket

Guest Column: Paganism and the Free-Range Kid

[Today, The Wild Hunt welcomes author Christine Hoff Kraemer. Over the year, The Wild Hunt welcomes guests, like Hoff Kraemer, to share unique viewpoints and practices. Doing so is an important part o

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Wishing the World a Happy Six Thousand & Twentieth Birthday! Along with a tip of the Hat to Not Knowing

As pretty much everyone knows, the world was created in the late afternoon, okay, maybe early evening, on this day in the 4004th year before the birth of Jesus. James Ussher, the Anglican archbishop o

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Oops! Never Mind, Not the End of The World After All

An illustration of William Miller's vision of the apocalyptic eend of the world and the ascent of the saints into heaven from a British illustrated newspaper.  Note— The Trump phenomena has much in co

1 day ago

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

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STLT#19, The Sun That Shines

The sun that shines across the sea, the wind that whispers in the tree, the lark that carols in the sky, the fleecy clouds a-sailing by, O, I’m as rich as rich can be, for all these things belong to m

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

the negative space in which relationship exists...

I have in mind the need for an art museum in my home town of Eureka Springs, but it's not just because we are a town filled with artists, and it's not just because there are collectors who would like

1 day ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Little Celebrations #11: Liturgical Quotables

Our Religion lies not in what we believe, but in where we find wonder and goodness. We are, most of all, a community that gathers to reach toward that which can never quite be grasped. Though each of

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Dennis McCarty (Site / Info)

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In a Crowd

Sure, it’s great when you’re with your peeps and everything is rosy and everyone is all smiles. But, you know, you don’t have to grin. You don’t have to like being at the center of the huddle. You cou

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Peasant or Whatever Diet, Day 4: Lost 3 pounds

Because our scale isn't the most precise, I'm not sure if I lost four pounds or two and a half, so I'm calling it three.When I was in seventh grade, I decided I wanted to lose weight. I did it partly

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Peasant Diet

October 22, 2016

Watching a video by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, at SFMOMA.   David Ireland, broom collection with boom (1978/1979), at SFMOMA.

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif. San Francisco

October Rain

There is a front or something passing; I can hear the rain against the roof tonight. We need it. There was hardly any snow to speak of last winter, which has left this area in drought this water year.

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The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)

Reflections being human

FridayReads Returns

So I used to have one of my blog themes a few years ago of FridayReads where I would go through what I have read for the week. Inspired by the #FridayReads hashtag on Twitter. And Nick Hornby’s pieces

1 day ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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