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The leader of last weekend’s retreat, process philosopher and poet Christina Hutchins, invited us to write poems, prompted by and including a question by Pablo Neruda. She posted a dozen around the ro

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

Poetry sermons and writings

‘Come and join us’

Enthusiastic and growing, a lay-led Colorado fellowship invites its first minister.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

October 5–Losing the Conversation

I watched several social media conversations unfold this past weekend about the mass murder at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.  They went something like this: Person A:  If those students had all

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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The Leaf is Singing Still

I love the imagery of the poem “What Can I Say” by Mary Oliver from her book “Swan: Poems and Prose Poems.” The songs of nature are always there but we often don’t hear them. Don’t forget to get away

13 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Epictetus from the Handbook

40.  Praise beauty and that’s what’s prized. Praise justice and the  same thing happens.  Tagged: #poem #poetry, #Stoicism, philosophy

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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Introductions to Universalism

A nice chat with other member of Universalist National Memorial Church after services today, over coffee. As sometimes happens, the matter of books came up, which merged with another comment about Hos

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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A Global Look: Pagans, Heathens, Polytheists discuss Pope Francis

[When you support The Wild Hunt, you are supporting independent, reader-funded journalism. If you enjoy reading our work each day, consider donating to our Wild Hunt Fall Fund Drive today. It is you t

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

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A New High at UUFP!

We’ve doubled what we had through today with checks and Vanco!   Be a part of raising a new roof!

18 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)


The Man Who Could Not Go Home Again —Thomas Wolfe

The Playbill from the original 1958 Broadway production of Look Homward Angel with Tony Perkins as Eugene Gant. Not quite a decade later a high school production introduced me to Thomas Wolfe.  It was

18 hours ago

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

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My tweets

Sat, 16:50: What Is the Motive of the Roseburg Shooter? Seriously? A motive? http://t.co/2UvsQBjAEj

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Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)


Spiritually Speaking: And You Shall Set You Free!

How did “holding it together” become the model of strength?   I know in my body when I am holding on to something too strongly.   Sometimes it is an idea of how something could unfold, a plan, a resen

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Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church (Site / Info)

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Sacred Economics: "We’ve all been given a gift, a gift of life. What we do with our lives is our gift back"

The walnut tree and the church back-yard Readings: From a short film about Charles Eisenstein’s book “Sacred Economics”  The film begins with a epigraph by Edo: “We’ve all been given a gift, a gift of

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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We Foil a Bike Heist

Foxiebeau on the floor at Starbucks ​Sometime between 5 and 6 in the morning, I hear the clink clank of my harness and leash, and then my one and only asks me if I want to go to Starbucks. This is nev

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spirit flows thru -- Alison Rittger's spiritual reflections on finding the holy in the daily - blog (Site / Info)


Column: The People Without Colour

[Columnist Rhyd Wildermuth is one of our talented monthly columnist. If you enjoy reading his work, consider donating to our Wild Hunt Fall Fund Drive today. It is you that makes it all possible! Your

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

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Feed Me!

Baby birds peep and open wide their enormous mouths, calling to their parents to bring more, more. That might sound greedy, but evolution has designed baby birds with wide mouths and shrill voices to

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


To Quit Playing God

From New Yorker writer Paul Simms comes a piece entitled “God’s Blog.” Here is the Creator of the Universe, the Holy of Holies, blogging about the grand and glorious Creation that’s just unfolded at t

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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October 4-Loss: A Lose-Lose Situation

As a transition from our last theme, Justice, to our current theme, Loss, I offer  words from Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book “Between the World and Me.” In this book, which is written as a letter to his teena

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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on way home...

guns readied for destruction I am on my way home from a quick family reunion in Iowa. Readers might be interested in the experience in Australia as described by Richard Bazeley: "In the 18 years befor

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Radical Compassion Centered Social Justice

For me compassion is the centerpiece of effective radical social justice. If we engage in “calling people in” to compassion based discussion instead of “calling them out” for unacceptable beliefs are

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Go to a bookstore

It’s the last day of Banned Books Week 2015. Local bookstores are often on the front lines of fighting local book bans. (And while I rely on the big behemoth booksellers, face-to-face bookstores can b

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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