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Privileged people love Privilege Theory, Example #1: Brianna Wu

I haven't looked into the background behind Brianna Wu declaring her opponent is privileged, but I don't think this requires context: Privilege Theory lets the privileged feel like they're Robin Hood

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Be With Selma-In Whatever Way You Can

Fifty years ago, as Unitarian Universalist ministers in our thirties, we each answered Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s call to come to Selma to join the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery that

1 hour ago

Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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Guifeng’s Five Styles of Zen, and Mine

I was talking with a friend about the mistakes we sometimes make in Zen, and I recalled something on the subject I’d read in the Three Pillars of Zen. When I found it I saw it was actually a reflectio

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Album Review: American IV: The Man Comes Around – Johnny Cash *****

This is one of my favorite all time records and my second favorite of his under “The Legend of Johnny Cash.” To me, it’s the best of the American Recordings Sessions. Thank you Rick Rubin for getting

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Letter to a local school board about their use of an ethnic slur for a mascot

To the Lancaster School Board: I am a research analyst, mother, and current renter in the City of Buffalo. My family moved to Western New York a year ago, and are now looking into buying a home. We ar

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ChristineSlocum.Net (Site / Info)

Social Justice Commentary

Bolster Youth Programming with Chaplain Training

Chaplain Trainings foster key skills to bolster youth programming infrastructure With just a few days before Registration closes on March 4, I write seeking your help in connecting youth and adults wo

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Mountain Desert District (Site / Info)

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Percy Jackson: a Hellenic Hero or a Heel? Kids Speak Out

UNITED STATES –Since the publication of Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief in 2005, Percy Jackson and the Olympians has been the leading pop-culture exposure to the Greek gods in the USA. Over the yea

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

Paganism Religion Mythology Children Greek gods hellenismos Kane Chronicles Magnus Chase Percy Jackson Rick Riordan

The End of a Caliphate—Secularist Ataturk Pulls the Plug

The extent of the Umayyuad Caliphate at its peak circa 700 A.D. The word Caliphate is much in the news today thanks to the outfit variously called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL, and I

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

Islam ISIL Abbasids Abdulmecid II Ali Almohads Caliphate Fatimids Mohamed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Ottomans Quoran Rashidun Shi'a shura Sunni Turkey Umayyad

The sticking points

Uber managed to round up 1,906 e-signees for its petition to the Boise Mayor and City Council, but those weren't enough. Just found the (print) story from the day before Uber called it quits here, lis

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Study Guide for UUWorld Article: Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church (Hartland, WI)

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)


Recommended Reading for World Wildlife Day

We at Beacon would like to honor World Wildlife Day, marked every year on March 3, by highlighting some of the books dedicated to various kinds of wildlife conservation.

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

odd joints and glue...

 I've cut the parts and routed the hidden spline slots for assembly of my small wood chapels that will hold a "choir" consisting of samples of American hardwoods. Two chapels will be free standing and

6 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)


Bright orange is always a bold statement, especially when it covers an entire hillside. Poppies are not concerned whether they match with the rest of the scene. They just shine. When do you have the c

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Why . . . ?

Nudged by the death of Leonard Nimoy, and the public appreciations that followed, to introduce Munchkin at last to the original Star Trek, I sat down with her Kat nighty to watch The Trouble with Trib

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)


March 3–The Ready Room: Justice

In the weekend prior to the 50th anniversary of the March in Selma across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, I listened to many interviews from those who were there.  I was moved by those who found themselves

14 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

The Ready Room UU 7th Principle

The Smartest Thing I Ever Did As A Parent...

...was letting my children know that risotto is an impressive and delicious dish. Even when they required a step ladder to reach the stove top, they would happily take turns stirring the pot, adding l

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Tales of the Montana Freemen: The Girl and Her Dog

The Freemen's cabin near the town of Roundup Here's a story a collected while reporting on the saga of the Montana Freemen in the 1990s. I have always thought it was a revealing (not to mention distur

20 hours ago

Orcinus (Site / Info)

Driving south

We had some trepidation about traveling south of the border, but had various reassurances about our specific destination (flying to Cancún, and staying down the coast, at Tulum), and strength in famil

20 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Selma: Commemoration and Commitment

I will be among the thousands of people traveling to Selma to commemorate the sacrifices of 50 years ago and to recommit to the struggle for equal rights today. For it would be a grave mistake to beli

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Rev. Peter Morales (Site / Info)

“Don’t come back until dinner”.

  From:  http://www.resilience.org/print/2015-03-02/don-t-come-back-in-until-dinner I grew up in a household with strict rules. Foremost among them: Get out of the house. When not in school we were ex

22 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)

Green Team Blog