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An Empty Hall

In a few hours this empty school hallway will be utterly transformed, full to bursting with young life. The fact that it’s quiet doesn’t mean it isn’t useful, just that it’s waiting. What have you lea

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Paints a picture

Clock hands swing forward matching tempo with curtains circling aimlessly, caught in a dance as midnight breeze rolls through walls, alabastrine unblemished it is only a matter of time before color or

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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'This is going to last'

NEWS: After Supreme Court action, same-sex marriage now legal in 32 states.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Ready For Home

I like hotel beds and seeing my colleagues and learning things, but I also enjoy *My own bed *My own shower *Having toiletries in sizes over 3.3 ounces *Fresh fruits and veggies whenever I want them *

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Only a fool

Children and youth attendance in September was up 45% over the same month in 2013. These are not large numbers — up from about 50 to about 70 — but the increase in attendance has been enough to requir

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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The Only Way We Can Make Your Entry Correct Is To Give You a False Name

When I visited the Audible page for the new audiobook version of my novel Angel, I noticed that there were a couple of books that I did not write listed as “more from this author.” I wrote to Audible

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Book Marketing

Reflections on Freedom Responding to Bishop Scharfenberger

I’m grateful to have the opportunity to read an edited version of Bishop Scharfenberger’s address that gave at the Capital Region Theological Center dinner on October 6th. I appreciated the opportunit

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Rev. Sam Trumbore (Site / Info)

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Unchanging steel vs. malleable clay: Thoughts on how we interpret the Bible

It occurred to me that we do indeed think of the Bible as something that has been "given" to us by God, when we should think of the Bible as a collection of texts to which we've given numerous interpr

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Window On Religion (Site / Info)

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Thinking About the Gods

If you believe the Gods are many and have agency then you cannot also believe They can’t affect you unless you permit it. The two propositions are logically inconsistent.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Gentle Soul, Gentle Night

The last visit we paid to Auntie Norah was on Thursday 28th August, the end of our summer holidays. She was in hospital, which I am ashamed to say, triggered the visit. Prior to this visit I had perha

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Life in 361˚ (Site / Info)

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Is Your Online Self Different from your Offline Self? Which Offline Self?

An article by Lauren Gardner in yesterday’s Inflectionist reflects on the difference between how we present ourselves in the semi-anonymous world of the internet and how we present ourselves offline.

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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RevSean (Site / Info)

Fighting for the Seven Principles.

Some say the UU Seven Principles are bland generalities  that could be affirmed by any Rotary club. They are not. Many UU's put them up on the wall of their sanctuaries.    They recite them as Respons

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Peter Max—Psychedelic Poster Boy and Art Mogul

If you are a certain age and you put on some vintage vinyl and close your eyes to try an visualize the Sixties it is highly likely that the image that will pop into your head like an acid flashback is

17 hours ago

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

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"The newer testament — the Gospel according to this moment" — being, in part, a meditation upon the differences between Thoreau’s scimitar and that wielded by ISIS

Walking in Copperas Wood, Essex Readings: Henry David Thoreau — from “Walking” Above all, we cannot afford not to live in the present. He is blessed over all mortals who loses no moment of the passing

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Sometimes When You Dance Like an Idiot Amazing Things Happen

I have loved this Youtube video, Leadership From a Dancing Guy, since I first saw it when a friend of mine posted it on Facebook a while back. It shows how it is the first followers and not the leader

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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"Threat is Real" Published in Sunday Eunice News on October 19, 2014

With constant media coverage of the Ebola virus, you may have missed news reports that the Pentagon released its Climate Change Report, assessing international threats to our security when coastlines,

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About Our Inherent Worth (Site / Info)

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the construction gifts...

Froebel began having his students play with blocks early in his teaching career, and his various sets of blocks, starting with gift number 3, left a lasting impression on generations. Unlike tinker to

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Begin With the Children

The story is told about an incident that happened in a courtroom in New York City during the thirties, when America was in the grip of the great Depression. The judge on the bench was hearing a compla

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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