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working through things...

I spent nearly the whole day yesterday at my desk, organizing photos for my book on box guitars, writing the first two chapters, and sending them off for my editors to review. It felt good to have thi

2 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Not Gods, Just Men

This Fourth of July, give thanks to the Founding Fathers for establishing a secular republic where all are free to practice their religion. But do not worship them or their words. Any claim to saintho

3 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Lover Earth & Sacred Economics

What story do we want to tell about our relationship to the Earth? How might it change us? How might we change the world if we tell a different story?

3 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Read Along: To Walk a Pagan Path (Chapter 8)

Welcome back to the Read Along of To Walk a Pagan Path by Albert Albertsson–Catch up here with Chapter 1 …<p>Continue reading →

3 hours ago

bay witch musings (Site / Info)

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Harding Taps Taft For High Court—Part 1

Warren G. Harding was described as the handsomest man to be President since Franklin Pierce.  Republicans hoped his aging matinee idol good looks would sway all of the silly women who were voting for

4 hours ago

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

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Possibility

As the sun rises over the horizon, a new day arrives, perfect and shining. It won’t be perfect for long, but it won’t lose that possibility that something new and precious will arrive. What possibilit

5 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Some photos of Baliasta and the landscape around Westing, Unst, Shetland

Here are just a few photos from yesterday's adventures on Unst, Shetland. The first five were taken in the morning whilst the remainder were all taken in the evening between about 8.30pm and 9.30pm in

5 hours ago

CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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A Bright Golden Thread

When a weaver starts a new piece, she first must tie the warp strings on her loom to form an underlying base of the fabric she will create.

10 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Thanks to Congregations

The CLF would like to thank the following congregations who, between March 2015 and March 2016 have taken up collections to support our ministries.

10 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Missing Mudita

I was looking for the missing brahmavihara.

10 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Joy in Ordinary Time

My Mama was a second grade teacher at the Gladwyne Elementary School in the rich suburbs of Philadelphia.

10 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Simple Joy

Shortly after I watched the full moon slide behind the trees on the ridge outside my cell window, Dusty, a young orange mackerel tabby tomcat, made his morning round meowing to everyone he met what so

11 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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St. Joseph to Mt. Vernon, Ill.

Another late start this morning. Both of us had vivid dreams last night. I can’t remember what happened in my dreams; I used to write detailed notes of my dreams, but gave it up a long time ago becaus

11 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips Homer Zeus

Avoca to St. Joseph, Missouri

We stayed in Avoca last night, and our next stop was St. Joseph, Missoui, which turns out to be only a two and a half hour drive away. Yet I thought I had scheduled us to drive six hours every day. Bu

12 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips

Three Good Things Day 402:

I’m up to over thirteen months of these and I thought today’s was particularly good. Three Good Things Day 402: 1. Watching the sunset. 2. Reading outside in the twilight tonight. Books read part of:

13 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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July Flame

July Birthdays     Goddess Circle     Our second date     Religious Education News Happy Birthday! JULY BIRTHDAYS Henry Chambers Carey Hall-Warner Robert Higinbotham Jesse Robertson Sam Smith Ada Van

17 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Announcing, “Slowness Number Eleven”!

No this is not a new poem of mine. And yes more of my poems will be posted her on Lyricsofmylife in the future. Rather this is a new soundscape of mine called “Slowness Number Eleven“, which will be i

18 hours ago

Lyricsofmylife (Site / Info)

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Love Across Boundaries: Reclaiming and Revitalizing Christianity through Pride

A Conversation with Reverend Elizabeth M. Edman and Deborah Jian Lee Deborah Jian Lee: For Rescuing Jesus, I’m speaking to a range of people including Evangelicals, ex-Evangelicals, progressive Christ

20 hours ago

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

Religion American Society Queer Perspectives Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Deborah Jian lee Queer Virtue Rescuing Jesus Reverend Elizabeth M. Edman

Tarot Reader Pushes for Repeal of Anti-Divination Law

PARKERSBURG, W. Va. — A single mother who wanted to bring in some extra income by opening up a tarot-reading shop has found her plans thwarted by a decades-old law that most city council members weren

20 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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The Blessing You Receive and the Blessing You Do

Bless the World, part 1 “Choose to Bless the World,” a benediction by my colleague Unitarian Universalist minister, Rev. Rebecca Parker: Your gifts—whatever you discover them to be— can be used to ble

21 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Bless the World