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When Power Intersects a Lack of Consequences

The news made me sick, revealing some lingering belief I had in American exceptionalism. I exaggerate not: for a week after the release of the CIA torture report, I had a bloodless feeling in my limbs

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This Too Will Pass (Site / Info)

Social Justice Commentary

In My Father's House There are Many Mansions...

In John 14:2, the Christian Bible reads "My Father's house has many rooms." This verse, actually a prooftext for Trinitarian Christianity, is not one you'll hear often in UU selections from the New Te

15 minutes ago

A Jersey Girl in Kentucky (Site / Info)

Faith House: A Divided Community Tries to Find a Solution

Friend (both Quaker and friend in traditional sense) Annette Breiling sent me the following letter. You may have seen an article in the Frederick News-Post about the contention of opening Faith House,

27 minutes ago

uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)

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The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs

The most famous pin-up of all time. All right, she lacked the dramatic chopsof a Bette Davis.   Ginger Rodgers or Eleanor Powell could out dance her.   Judy Garland and half the thrushes in Hollywood

54 minutes ago

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

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Surprise

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise. —Alice Walker How do you open yourself to surprise? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflection and encourage the creation of a

2 hours ago

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Hanukkah Experiment

It's Hanukkah! Tonight I assigned one son to making the matzoh ball soup, the other to the latkes. All went well and was coming together deliciously. And then secondborn called out, "Mom, I have an id

8 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

December 18–The Kitchen: Recipe in the Making

My dad made the best lasagna! Christmas dinner was magical every year – sausage meatballs, lettuce with olives, fresh tomatoes, cheap grocery store Italian salad dressing, fresh Italian bread picked u

8 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

The Kitchen UU 4th Principle

December 17, 2014

Awe-struck; We are shaped and held so intimately by the stories that we are told, and that we tell each other; their words weave us together, stitching souls into the images that define us. It feels l

10 hours ago

The Grove (Site / Info)

GROW REST

shape to fit, or fit to shape...

Gift number 7 with obtuse angle and two equal sides. Today, I worked on Gift number 7, its variations and the chapter that will include it. Swedish Sloyd and Finnish Sloyd were both intended as means

13 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Celebrate the magic of Christmas Eve with FUUN, Family, Friends and Music!

Join Us for FUUN Christmas Eve celebrations December 24th!   5:30 p.m. Family Celebration: All church Christmas Pageant, child dedication, family choir and candlelight **If you would like your child t

14 hours ago

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Huckered Down and Huddled Together

A version of this post was originally published almost two years ago, in the midst of a long and stressful winter. And although there is no snow on the ground where I live and we are gearing up for Ch

15 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

Family connection Friends

U.S./Mexico Border Immersion for UU Youth!

“The impact of this trip was enhanced by being together as Unitarian Universalists.  Our faith, our singing, our prayers became a sacred space to hold the heartbreak and the examples of resistance as

17 hours ago

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

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Unleash the Hounds! (Holiday Edition Link Round Up)

There are many articles and essays of interest to modern Pagans out there, more than our team can write about in-depth in any given week. Therefore, The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order to r

19 hours ago

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

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Loose lips

A Spokane Co. (Washington) Sheriff's deputy made the mistake of speaking candidly about the need he feels for getting a leg up in the local law enforcement arms race. "We've got a lot of constitutiona

20 hours ago

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The “Swedish Model” of Prostitution Is Sexist, Heterosexist, and Puts Sex Workers at Risk

For International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, Melinda Chateauvert, author of SEX WORKERS UNITE, debunks the myth of the “Swedish Model” of prostitution and similar “end demand” laws that

21 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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It Kicks off with the Saturnalia

The good folk at Wikipedia assert that on this day in 497 before our common era the Romans first celebrated the Saturnalia. It occurred at the dedication of a temple to Saturn, god of agriculture, and

22 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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“Hands down one of my top reads of all time… This is the literary apex for me.”

The novel Angel was reviewed (for the second time) by Judith for I Love YA Fiction.  It received a 10 of 10 review. (Her first review of the novel was two years ago on sister site I Love Romantic Fict

22 hours ago

The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Angel (Novel)

the search for form...

Today, I hope to spend writing. I need to catch up on a couple chapters that need selection of photos, captioning, and organization. Barbara in Stavanger has provided more pages of N. Christian Jacobs

23 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Snow Family

Does the snow family have their arms up in supplication for cold weather, in resignation to their doom from the sun’s warmth or in rejoicing for the cold, sunny day? No way to tell, really, and they’r

1 day ago

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Alienated Adolescent Saves Christmas

Hermey  the  would-be dentist elf and Rudolph from the Rankin/Bass TV special. You may have noticed more than usual seasonal hoopla surrounding a certain adolescent hero who with astonishing speed cat

1 day ago

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

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