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Thoughts about the UUA, #3: The underlying problem

The underlying problem with the UUA was probably found in its cradle. It is certainly present in its mature middle-age. Who are we, at last? What makes us distinct, so as to identify boundaries, howev

54 minutes ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalist Association

Site improvements

After five years of the same look, I’m finally updating this blog. The new appearance is the most obvious change, but I’m also gradually updating some of the static pages as well.

4 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)


Market Harms and Market Benefits

Theology of Money, part 2 In some realms of life, we mix market value (quantifiable in dollar amounts) and nonmarket (nonquantifiable) value. The non-profit sector, the public sector, and the caring p

5 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Theology of Money

Editorial: This Earth Day, Let the Land Spirits Lead You

[Columns are a regular weekend feature at The Wild Hunt. Each Friday and Saturday columnists from various backgrounds and traditions share their perspectives and add their insights to the larger conve

7 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism Earth Day Perspectives Editorial environmentalism

Ten Rules for Social Engagement: A Zen Priest Ruminates on Promise & Peril

          Thursday I was invited to talk about my experiences as a very long-time Zen practitioner at a survey of Buddhism class at the University of Southern California. As I understand these things

11 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

Religion justice social justice Buddhism Zen bodhisattva engaged buddhism

On trolls, free speech, and private censorship

I blocked someone on Facebook today, something I almost never do. I said in the comments at Useful data, but it begs a question: Like many trolls, he thinks he has a right to say anything he wants any

12 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

censorship / free speech

In the end, there is only Love

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Often they start off looking for truth and meaning in all the wrong places. If yo

13 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

paint and tangles...

Yesterday my high school students applied more paint to our Bevins Skiffs, and my elementary school students ran with their kites until their strings were tangled in knots. Some of the kites will need

16 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Sorry. We’re Closed.

Needing medical help and finding none must be frightening. The closure of a Planned Parenthood clinic may signal the end of affordable access to quality healthcare somewhere. This is why the UU Fellow

17 hours ago

Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)

social justice Share the Basket planned parenthood

Miracles Happend

Sometimes the marvelous solutions of life happen not through careful planning or skilled execution, but rather through outright mistakes that lead us in directions we never meant to go. When has a mis

18 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Thoughts about the UUA, #2: Hymn

I’ve had a hymn stuck in my head for days: “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less.” It’s got a catchy tune (if sung to Solid Rock, which I do) and refrain, which is handy since I’m recalling it from memory

18 hours ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

Bible Unitarian Universalist Association

Eye Opening Work by the Pulitzer Also Rans

I just got around to chasing down the work of the two other finalists for the recently awarded Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.   You may recall that I posted a sample of winner Frank Bidart’s verse on Mond

21 hours ago

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

National Poetry Month Frederick Douglass Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Buddy Guy Evie Shockley Feinalists Incendiary Art Patricia Smith semiautomatic

Romance Novel Time

It’s fun to just read a romance novel. It is especially good to read between calls at work. And you usually know they will survive their minor peril and live happily ever after. Sometimes with sexy re

1 day ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

The Ecq Review

Aging in Place: Living in My Own Home as I Grow Older

Focus talk given on 19th April 2018 on the topic of "Aging in Place: The Village Movement"       —Carol Goldman Carol has been a member of TOP/WE for 40 years. She has served on the board several time

1 day ago

TOP of My Mind (Site / Info)

Column: Embracing the Power of Silence

[Columns are a regular weekend feature at The Wild Hunt. Each Friday and Saturday columnists from various backgrounds and traditions share their perspectives and add their insights to the larger conve

1 day ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism Perspectives silence

The Truth About Charter Schools, One of the Greatest Threats to Public Education

A Q&A with David Stovall: I’m born and raised in Chicago, and have witnessed the charter phenomenon emerge from a community-based approach to a corporate conglomerate model that is grounded in theorie

1 day ago

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

Now More Than Ever Race and Ethnicity in America Progressive Education David Stovall Twenty-First-Century Jim Crow Schools

Glastonbury Goddess Conference 2018

This year's Glastonbury Goddess Conference has been announced by Conference co-organizers, Marion and Katinka, in an email at the Vernal Equinox. The Conference theme is "Moon Maiden." The conference,

1 day ago

Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

Carry That Weight (Week 0)

  We had the first session and ordered the meal replacements which we will get next week.  We had a tasting, kind of like a cocktail party, sipping samples of the shakes, munching on small bites of th

1 day ago

Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

Musings Kaiser Medical Weight Management Program

Final Report, Presidential Search Committee

Our final report, with recommendations for future presidential search processes and elections, has been submitted to the UUA Board. You may read it here: https://www.uua.org/sites/live-new.uua.org/fil

1 day ago

UUA Presidential Search Committee (Site / Info)


The (Future) Pond

With all the excitement about the rain barrels toppling, I didn’t get a chance to share this other effect of the big rain storm:  our future pond actually looked like a pond (with a little island) on

1 day ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

spirituality Permaculture rain Awake to Earth Garden Earth Community Pond