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Direct Democracy and UUA “citizenship” – part 3

Friends, My final (I think) post in a series on exploring what direct democracy might look like if we implemented it at the UUA is now available over on the Lively Tradition. I am thinking it would be

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Turning UU ministers into entrepreneurs begs the question of what are they going to sell?

The UU Ministers Association has a new program they are calling "Entrepreneurial Ministry" apparently designed to help UUs package and market the product to gain more market share. While packaging and

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

If Canada Revenue Agency Comes Calling, Will You Be Ready?

Since the announcement in January 2015 of Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) audit of the Canadian Unitarian Council, there has been discussion, concern and confusion about charitable status, charitable an

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The supreme death panel

One of the things that makes the United States of America exceptional is state-sanctioned killing. We're in the "top" ten of the less than half of countries that still have capital punishment, sandwic

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Cats Laughing: "The Eagle and the Hummingbird{"

Primitive concert footage from a primitive time: The Eagle and the Hummingbird 1994 | The Dream Café

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Theme Questions for April – Compassionate Growth

Questions for Consideration … Choose 1, live it for the month, & see what happens.   Question 1: Where the practice of compassion is concerned, in what way do you want to grow? Work on that aspect thi

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The Grove (Site / Info)

GROW theme questions

Compassionate Growth

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud       was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”     ~ Anaïs Nin   This quote hung on my wall for years. I love the truth of it. I wan

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Wiccan Priestess to Give Invocation Before Iowa Legislature

DES MOINES, Iowa. — Wiccan priestess Deborah Maynard has been invited to give the opening invocation to the Iowa House of Representatives on April 9. Priestess Maynard is a Covenant of Unitarian Unive

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

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Dorothy Dandridge: "A Jig In The Jungle"

This is a piece of history that the outrage police would happily forget, which is a shame: great performers should be remembered, and while you would be right that racists laughed at performers like t

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Three things.

If you watch children at play, you will notice two things, which leads to a third observation. First, they want to be doing things and they learn by doing so. Secondly, they want to be socially engage

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

April 1 – Foundations: Relationship

“Jesus said to his mother: “Woman, this is your son.” Then he said to the disciple: “This is your mother.” John 19:26-27 We do not choose the family we are born into.  We do not choose the family that

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)


Fame, Free Fall and the Size of the Frame

April is national poetry month. Last year I posted a poem each day. They were the least viewed posts I ever put up! So this time around I am going to do something a bit different and use various poems

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Poetry community compassion arts Attention Fame


The aloe plant is known for its healing properties. Break a leaf and the sap that oozes out does wonderful things to heal a burn. That same sap will cover over the broken place on the plant and allow

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Welcome Back to National Poetry Month at Heretic, Rebel…First Up Marius Mason

It’s National Poetry Month Again!   If you have been visiting here for a while, you know what that means—it’s our fifth annual round up of daily doses of verse!   If you are new, here’s the scoop.   E

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

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Business as unusual

Once you have the state's license to express your religiosity by refusing to serve x, y or z (and of course lgbt), there's still room to be creative. Study your holy books, and consider the many situa

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Make your presents known

Cliven Bundy! The great Nevada land grab is ON, people, and he's bringing his Ammo(n) to Carson City.

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These things actually happened

You might just assume there'd be some good stuff about the Idaho legislature on this special day, but credit where due. The Senate—or rather more particularly, Senate State Affairs Committee Chairman

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Goodbye, March

It's been one heck of a month. I'm hoping April is easier. Calmer would be nice, too, but I'll settle for easier. May all you love be well.

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

a love poem for a holy week

Happiness is this moment alive in the sunshine knowing I am Loved.  

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Paganism – A Guide for the Nonreligious

If the Gods call to you we hope you’ll answer Them. If They don’t, then we hope you’ll respect us as we attempt to live our lives in the way we’re called to live them.

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