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Quite sadly the assumption is made

The assumption is made that human beings are individually conscious and have the individual capacity of free will, and that no other species (plant or animal) has such attributes at the same level. Bu

40 minutes ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

STLT#23, Bring Many Names

Bring many names, beautiful and good; celebrate in parable and story, holiness in glory, living, loving God: hail and hosanna, bring many names. Strong mother God, working night and day, planning all

47 minutes ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Who Wants to Host Convocations?

CUUPS is looking for chapters and/or UU Congregations interested in hosting our next Convocation. Here's a bit of info on what they are and what's involved.

1 hour ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Across the Field

Adventure awaits across the field—but only because adventure is already on the minds of intrepid explorers. Where do you visit only in your imagination? The Daily Compass offers words and images to in

3 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


A Mule Named Sal and an Inland Empire

I’ve got an old mule and her name is Sal Fifteen years on the Erie Canal She’s a good old worker and a good old pal Fifteen years on the Erie Canal We’ve hauled some barges in our day Filled with lumb

5 hours ago

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

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Toys of the Future

I have watched the first three episodes of “Westworld” tonight and am about to watch the fourth after blogging.  Gaming continues to get more complex. Far more than what I grew up with in the early 80

9 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


how we spend our lives…

Back before we became adult adults, my younger sister and I would call each other whenever we were overwhelmed with life  and one of us would remind the other: Breathe in. Breathe out. If you forget t

12 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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The end of the fundraising (ha ha)

Subject: Our last chance From: Newt Gingrich (aka Team Ryan, aka the joint fundraising committee authorized by and composed of Ryan for Congress, Inc., Prosperity Action, Inc., and the NRCC) "The fund

16 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

first try...

My middle school students made a first attempt at making lids for their Shaker boxes, but I am encouraging them to try again for a better fit. I explained that the second effort often takes less time

17 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Meditation Reveals and Heals: Making Peace with Our Anxieties Through Mindfulness

By Thich Nhat Hanh In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality. The person who practices mindfulness should

19 hours ago

Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

Religion The Miracle of Mindfulness Thich Nhat Hanh

Delay on kratom ban offers hope to herbalists, journey-workers

[Today journalist Nathan Hall reports on a national concern that is affecting Pagans and magic-workers. If you enjoy articles like this, please consider donating to The Wild Hunt. We are now at 43% wi

19 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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A Brief Meditation on that Photograph of Susan B Anthony’s Gravestone

Over the past couple of election cycles I’ve noticed the ubiquity of photographs of Susan B Anthony’s gravesite adorned with “I voted” stickers. One or two appear to be photoshopped, but the majority

20 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Jim Scott’s Tribute Concert to Pete Seeger at Tree of Life UU Congregation

Jim Scott , folk singer, composer and musical activist, returns to the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road in McHenry, for a special tributeto Pete Seeger on Friday

22 hours ago

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

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Lessons from “Les Mis” in the Age of Trump

Les Misérables premiered on Broadway in 1987, after earlier versions in France and London. I first encountered Les Mis in the early ‘90s. My church youth group took at trip to New York City that inclu

22 hours ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)


STLT#22, Dear Weaver of Our Lives’ Design

Dear weaver of our lives’ design whose patterns all obey, with skillful fingers gently guide the sturdy threads that will survive the tangle of our days. Take up the fabric of our lives with hands tha

1 day ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

The Challenges of Oracular Leadership

Some messages from the Gods are mysteries to be pondered. Others are orders that require a deep commitment to do what you’ve been asked to do, no matter what it costs. The post The Challenges of Oracu

1 day ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Fortification Episode 5: Cara Page

Tomorrow, we'll join Black Lives of UU and Rev. Sekou and the Holy Ghost at the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal in New Orleans for our final stop on the #ReviveLove Tour! With eac

1 day ago

Our Stories - Standing on the Side of Love (Site / Info)

Epictetus: How long are you planning to wait to demand the best of yourself?

You may not be Socrates but still you can live like someone trying to be Socrates. The post Epictetus: How long are you planning to wait to demand the best of yourself? appeared first on Nature’s Path

1 day ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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The light from inside the campers’ tents, the light from the street lamps in town, the light from the distant stars—it’s all headed outward at exactly the same speed, coinciding at this particular mom

1 day ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


It All Happened on St. Crispin’s Day

A not-very-realistic rendering of the Battle of Agncourt.  The English are shown on the left.  It looks like they are neatly battling on pavement rather than in deep mud and the high Renaissance outfi

1 day ago

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

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