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Remembering the Day Chicago Blew Up

This 1887 map, two years before the annexation votes shows Chicago and its surrounding townships including  Lakewood, Jefferson, Cicero, Lake, and Hyde Park that were soon joined to the city.   June 2

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

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Brexit: more hate crimes, and the same austerity

The spike in hate crimes following the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom is not surprising. It also shows how democratic structures can be used to propel intolerance. Psychologically, the 52%-48% vote

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Big Springs to Avoca, Iowa

When you drive across the country, what you remember are the eye-catching parts of the landscape through which you have traveled. You focus your vision on what turns out to be a tiny portion of what y

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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A good haircut

I need to cut my hair every six weeks or so or it starts to fro up. I don’t really like it that way. I also find short hair feels much lighter. So tried a new place today and made an appointment for s

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


To My Children - Black Lives Matter

My Dearest Children,I am writing tonight because I want to tell you something in the big words. Right now you are just five and seven. The words I use are often (but not always....sorry) chosen for yo

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Help Wanted

There are lots of exciting things going on in the church these days that would benefit from the skills and passions of our members – and we don’t always know all those skills and passions, and those w

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Green Sanctuary & Climate Justice

Advocating for Our Interdependent Web of Life Peebles Island The Green Sanctuary Spring Outing attracted UUs from area congregations for a picnic and a scenic hike. Where the Mohawk River meets the Hu

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Come join us for all ages fun and fellowship at the Annual UUSS Camping Weekend – August 18-21!

We are returning to the beautiful Thompson Lake State Park near Thatcher Park for a weekend of camping on August 18-21. Join us for one, two or three nights – or just for a day.  This enjoyable weeken

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Join us for Full Moon Drumming – 7-8PM—around a fire in the garden (or in the sanctuary if rain) Tuesday, July 19 & Thursday, August 18 All are welcome.  In a circle all are equal. We drum on the full

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Our Gods Are Not Jealous Gods

Jealousy is not a virtue. Its roots are not in love and power, but in possessiveness and insecurity. It seeks a relationship of control and often abuse, not one of respect and reciprocity. Why would a

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(6-28) Madtown

A good ride in. Took the scenic route south over the hills & into the wind. Down & across the sandy Wisconsin to a picnic brkfst in Muscoda. Along the flats to Avoca where two freaks turned me on to a

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beingblog: Krista Tippett delivers the Ware Lecture at the 2016...

beingblog: Krista Tippett delivers the Ware Lecture at the 2016 UUA General Assembly.

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Little lower than the angels (Site / Info)

Ministry in Canada and Our Collective Voice

An interview with Rev. Fulgence In the next year, Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana, a recently arrived refugee in Canada, will be working with the Unitarian Congregation of Saskatoon, as he fills in the gaps

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Brexit: The Disunited Kingdom

UK – It’s been five days now since the U.K. had its vote to decide whether or not it should be a part of the European Union. The Leave result was close, won by an overall majority of 52%. The Remain c

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Buzz Coil: June 2016

Some recent posts from blogs on our blogroll (please note, we don't knowingly list posts in Buzz Coil that have been published previously by the blogger elsewhere or on the same blog): Annelinde's Wor

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Now’s Your Chance to Dean Youth Caucus

LEAD YOUR PEERS @ GA Youth Caucus Deans are the leaders of the volunteer Youth Caucus Staff for General Assembly and applications are now open through August 10th. Deans work with the Youth Caucus Sta

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Why I suspect it's impossible to end Game of Thrones well—and, honest, no spoilers about GoT!

I haven't read the books because I hate reading a series that doesn't have an ending, but I realized something watching the TV show this season: the series wasn't designed to have an ending. George R.

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Writing Game of Thrones

This Is 30-Something

In a few weeks, I will turn another year older. It isn't a milestone birthday, which means it is generally one of those birthdays that blends in with all the rest and is both awesome and inconsequenti

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Canadian Unitarians Celebrating Pride

Summer often marks a time when Unitarian Universalist congregations in Canada take a bit of a break. Perhaps your Religious Exploration curricula wrap up in favour of more casual fun and games, perhap

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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