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being replaced by a machine...

This morning I am doing work in which my own efforts could be replaced by that of a machine. I am making small parts from walnut and linden that will become boxes after they are all properly fitted an

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Protecting half the children, witness on wheels, ordinary heroism, and more

Protecting half the children Liz James is outraged by health policy that only offers the HPV vaccine—which prevents cancer—to young girls, and not to young boys. “Why aren’t we vaccinating the boys?”

1 hour ago

uuworld.org : The Interdependent Web (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web

Endowment Trustee Meeting of 7/17/2014

Submitted by Parker Stokes At home of Parker Stokes,  attending: Roy Schilling    and Judy Remsberg   The request of the Board to consider more socially responsible investing by moving the Fellowship’

2 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Endowment GROUPS

The paradox of a UU way of life

I have shared with you before how much I love Linda McCullough Moore's stories in her book of short stories, This Road Will Take Us Closer To The Moon, and I love the seventh story, "My Country 'Tis O

3 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


Conventional Morality: On the Road 4

Neal Cassady Photograph by Ted Streshinksy/Corbis From Jack Kerouac, On the Road : “Where once Dean would have talked his way out, he now fell silent himself, but standing in front of everybody, ragge

3 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

On the Road

The First Rebellion—Nathaniel Bacon and the Burning of Jamestown

Nathanial Bacon and his followers watch James Town Burn. The episode named Bacon’s Rebellion is a mere footnote in American Colonial history, yet some historians have claimed to divine the early stirr

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

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Culture and Community: Technology in Modern Paganism

Technological advances and access to technology have greatly changed the everyday experience of many communities around the world, especially here in America. Everything from access to information, tr

3 hours ago

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

Paganism Technology Culture Neopaganism The Wild Hunt Aline "Macha" O'Brien Amy Hale Crystal Blanton Rachael Watcher Tim Titus


Before the weaver can work the magic of turning plain threads into intricate, patterned cloth, she must be able to hold the pattern in her head, creating the entire piece in her imagination before the

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


September 19 –The Garden: There’s A Choice

There’s a choice we’re making. Is there a difference in “the world” and “The Garden” as we have been reflecting on it these past few weeks?  I think most of the time, there is, but I think that is a …

8 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)


First week in San Diego

Indian summer drizzle - air thick, leaving memories of west Florida, nights still eternally hot, never knowing when to head home, last guest at a party thrown by Nature the Sun having long since heade

8 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Places/Times To Read A Few Pages

So many books to read, so little time, right? Here are my sneaky places.moments to read a few more pages--what are your favorite tricks? *In the car. Mostly while waiting for my kids to be done with c

10 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Economics is still a choice

Doug Muder sums up Michael Greer's "The Long Descent" and applies it to Ferguson, MO, arguing that car-oriented suburbs are doomed to decline, because of economics. A key paragraph of a long and excel

13 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Kyogen Carlson: A Brief Remembering of a Zen Master

I was shocked to learn that Kyogen Carlson suffered a massive heart attack and died today. Kyogen was, I wrote “is” at first, and had to correct myself, one of the senior Zen teachers in North America

13 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Excuse me, are we acquainted?

One of those "favorite book" list-makings has drawn me into reading George Eliot's Middlemarch , and her beautifully convoluted and florid style seems to be affecting my own forms of expression. Befor

16 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

How to Teach Our Children to Celebrate the Extraordinary Ordinary

We tell our kids that they can be whatever they want. We tell them to shoot for the stars. But in our quest to teach them to be strong and daring and, dare I say, extraordinary, I can't help but wonde

17 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

innovation and ministry.

This is a bit more of a personal post than usual. As I come up on the 25th reunion of my high school class, I am thinking about the amazing education I received, and how it has served me. Some people

17 hours ago

Speaking of... (Site / Info)

Personal Reflections

A note for any article about comics and censorship

The Surprising Origin Story of Wonder Woman | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian: "in March 1942, the National Organization for Decent Literature put Sensation Comics on its blacklist of “Publications Disap

19 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

March for Environmental Justice on 9/21

Join Thousands in NYC, and Many More Around the World The Unitarian Universalist Common Endowment Fund, as part of its role as a leading force in Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), will be in the P

20 hours ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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UU Boulder Designated a Breakthrough Congregation

Congratulations to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, CO, which is recognized as a 2014 Breakthrough Congregation by the UUA! You can click the forward and back arrows on the image above to

21 hours ago

Mountain Desert District (Site / Info)

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Today was a very ordinary day. Nothing special or particularly extraordinary happened. I woke up early and exercised. I made breakfast (frozen waffles tossed in the toaster), cleaned kitchen counters,

21 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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