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No free lunches

Robert Reich, on Facebook today (with the NYT link provided by me): "Health insurance companies are seeking rate increases of 20 to 40 percent or more for next year, according to the NY Times . The re

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Things that go boom

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

For us or against us? Contradictory Jesus quotes show how cultists and universalists disagree

The Biblical Jesus offers two incompatible takes on allies and opponents: "whoever is not against us is for us" —Mark 9:40 "whoever is not with me is against me" —Matthew 12:30 Because the rationalizi

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Honoring Fearsome Gods

When we honor fearsome Gods, we begin to accept reality. We begin to understand our place in the grand order of the Universe… and we begin to realize it’s not at the head of the table.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Spiritually Speaking: Building a New Way?

I’ve just returned from a week in Portland, Oregon.  Roughly 5,000 Unitarian Universalists gathered for our annual General Assembly.  Some traveled only by foot to arrive and some live-streamed it all

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Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church (Site / Info)

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Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan

Inayat Khan Rehmat Khan Pathan was born in Vadodara Gujarat on this day in 1882. He is more commonly known as Hazrat Inayat Khan, Hazrat being an honorific, and sometimes by the title Pir-O-Murshid, w

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Elvis Let’s Us Know It’s All Right

It was on this day in 1954 Elvis Presley recorded his first single That’s All Right.

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


from The Handbook by Epictetus

38. When you walk, you watch out for twisting an ankle or stepping on a nail; just so, watch out for twisting your mind. Do this for everything you do and you should be OK. Tagged: #Stoicism

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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Column: All That Is Without You

I’m friends with the monster that’s under my bed Get along with the voices inside of my head You’re trying to save me, stop holding your breath And you think I’m crazy, you think I’m crazy –Monsters,

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

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A Faith of the Faithless — Some thoughts arising from a singing of Amazing Grace

On Monday morning an email popped into my inbox from a trusted friend which simply read, “Listen, watch” — apart from these words all it contained was a link. It took me to the closing moments of Pres

10 hours ago

CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Harder to return to blogging

I’ve only written one blog post since before General Assembly, and is was of a “what do you think” format. It’s been for a number of reasons: There’s been lots of work at work, and sometimes writing t

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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as you can see...

As you can see I'm continuing to make progress on making tiny boxes. These I'm calling hinged pocket boxes for lack of a better name. I've used tiny rare earth magnets to provide a secure closure. The

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

When a Bathing Suit Exploded Like The Bomb

Michilee Beradini during the shoot for Louis Reard's first Bikini. On July 5, 1946 war weary France was given something explosive to shake out of the drab and depressing years of Nazi occupation.   De

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

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Mi método de creación de proyectos comunicacionales ya está en marcha

Estos últimos quince días he tenido la oportunidad de impartir un seminario en el Máster Internacional en Comunicación y Educación de la UAB titulado “Gestión creativa de proyectos comunicacionales: m

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GABRIEL JARABA blog (Site / Info)

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Growing in the Cracks

Vines flower on the face of ancient walls. Trees grow in the cracks between alpine rocks. Wherever, however, life manages to find a way. How have you managed to create beauty in an inhospitable enviro

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


July 5 – Playground: A Marine’s God

Recently, I noticed a bumper sticker on a pickup truck that got my attention.  I don’t usually pay too much attention to bumper stickers, but this one made me smile and reflect a bit.  The sticker rea

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Rensselaer, N.Y., to Saco, Maine

A short drive today, so by three o’clock I had set up my tent, and started walking up the beach. Very light rain fell off and on, but that didn’t reduce the number of people on the beach by very much.

23 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips

Connecting with Spirit: Part III

Connecting Within the Self I don’t mean this in the pejorative sense of ego-centrism, and for that reason I have …<p>Continue reading →

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bay witch musings (Site / Info)

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FUUN is throwing a wedding 7/12!

You may have heard that, as part of the UUA’s #JUSTMARRIAGE celebration of marriage equality, we’re throwing a wedding on 7/12. As you’ve probably seen, [link to previous blog post: https://firstuunas

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FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

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Befriending pre-k children

Older volunteer finds ways to befriend a baby sitting nearby, and a distressed five year old in a summer literacy program. The post Befriending pre-k children appeared first on Promise the Children.

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Promise the Children » Blog (Site / Info)

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