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Children Can Teach Us How to Read

Teaching isn’t just providing their students with information, it’s also listening to the students for information about themselves and how they learn. One day while doing my volunteer work at a summe

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Promise the Children » Blog (Site / Info)

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The Care and Feeding of Black Children’s Souls, pt. 2

In his keynote address during Ministry Days Rob Hardies said (I’m paraphrasing) “I want Unitarian Universalism to be as open to my son as it was to me.” [if the UUMA is smart, they would put that keyn

2 hours ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)


A Little Chronicle of Our Trip to Cuba

By Ruth Behar This blog appeared originally on Bridges to/from Cuba. For years Richard Blanco and I had talked about traveling to Cuba together. Finally the time seemed right. On June 13th, we met up

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

Literature and the Arts Richard Blanco Ruth Behar

MDD CON Coordinator Position Available

The Mountain Desert District have a need for a CON Coordinator to support vibrant youth ministry in MDD congregations by helping to ensure well-organized, covenantal and healthy district conferences f

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Mountain Desert District (Site / Info)

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Living Room Conversations

Even as many of us are still celebrating the decision affirming marriage equality by the Supreme Court of the US (SCOTUS), let us be mindful of how we will treat the emerging new minority: social or r

4 hours ago

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

My tweets

Sun, 18:40: A dispassionate discussion of the history of the "Confederate Flag". Stuff I didn't know, even! http://t.co/rIZN1E363q

5 hours ago

Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)


Malcolm X said black people can be racist—I kind of think he knew what he was talking about

On Facebook, someone insisted black people can't be racist. I commented, Malcolm X thought black people could be racist, so I'm going to stick with his opinion. For example, he said, "I totally reject

6 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Pagan Community Notes: Lord Shawnus, Bell Book and Candle, Aline ‘Macha’ O’Brien and more!

Last week, it was reported that Lord Shawnus, High Priest of Pennsylvania’s Coven of the Catta had passed away. Born in 1951, Lord Shawnus, also known as Gary Lee Hoke, was an initiate of Lady Phoebe

7 hours ago

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

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A BUDDHIST WEDDING Celebrated Within the Western Tradition

A BUDDHIST WEDDING Celebrated Within the Western Tradition A Service Compiled and Edited from diverse sources by James Ishmael Ford With the assistance of Tetsugan Zummach & Dosho Port (Some years ago

7 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Forgiveness, Repentance, & White Supremacy

Can there be justice and reconciliation without confession and repentance?

8 hours ago

Held In The Light (Site / Info)

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Last Flap of Confederacy

To me in elementary and junior high schools, it was my beloved library. To Civil War buffs, it is the site of the last capital of the Confederacy. To Danville, Virginia’s simultaneous pride and shame,

8 hours ago

Harrumph! (Site / Info)

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Down the Happy Trails with Roy Rogers

On July 6, 1998 Roy Rogers, The King of the Cowboys died peacefully at his Apple Valley, California home at the age of 86.   He didn’t start off as a cowboy. He was born Leonard Slye to a struggling w

9 hours ago

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

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more tiny boxes

I now have more boxes assembled and ready for hinges, and I suspect my readers will like the simple inlay pattern. With this decorative technique, no two boxes will be exactly alike. After the hinge p

12 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Maxim Monday: Obey the Law

In ancient Greece, there was Themis (personified by the Titan goddess of divine law, the first-born daughter of Heaven and …<p>Continue reading →

12 hours ago

bay witch musings (Site / Info)


Summer Solstice – Season of Passion and Social Justice

This is the season of fire, both in its transformative and destructive forms. Sekhmet, the Sun Goddess has something to teach us at this most important sacred season. Horrible and celebratory events h

13 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)


Don’t Blow It

You know you want to. One big puff and the seeds will scatter in that satisfying burst of flying fluff that you remember so well from childhood. Only now you know that you would be planting hundreds o

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Monday Meditation: Affirm the Inherent Worth and Dignity

An under-valued part of affirming and promoting the inherent worth and dignity of each person is that we can affirm the worth of people around us as often as we like. We can reach out to anyone and ev

16 hours ago

I am UU (Site / Info)

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Michelle Huneven, back on course

Surviving alcoholism and seminary, a novelist finds depth and comedy in Unitarian Universalism.

17 hours ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

The complete Christie

My wife and daughter put their heads together for a really excellent birthday present for me: bringing our collection of Agatha Christie books to completion, including her memoirs and the so-called “r

17 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

Books Agatha Christie Mary Westmacott

Battery Life

My beloved netbook has passed its fifth birthday. Apparently computer years are sort of like dog years, but even more so--the netbook is now a dinosaur. Sure, it shows its age in a few cosmetic and fu

19 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)