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Protecting the Owyhee canyonlands in Oregon

The now-more-famous-then-ever Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is in Harney County, Oregon, not next-door Malheur County. Malheur County is the SE corner of the state, next to Idaho's SW corner, Owyhe

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Savings vs. Profits

Sometimes it is the juxtaposition of articles that gives them meaning. A couple of days ago I recall a meme that flashed through my Facebook feed. (I tried to find it again to link to it here, but aft

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A DiEM 25 (Democracy in Europe Movement) group has started in Cambridge

As regular readers of this blog will know, in February I became a member of DiEM25, the Democracy in Europe Movement an initiative started by, amongst others, Yanis Varoufakis. As a recent post of min

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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A Year of Good Things

I started doing Three Good Things ago a year ago today. I wonder if I started it in a journal. Since I was probably at Rites of Spring. It’s an excellent practice just like 6 months or so of this blog

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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A ride over to Lidgate Castle

A meadow on the way out of Cambridge Yesterday I took a longish spin on the Copenhagen-Pedersen out into Suffolk to visit the site of Lidgate Castle which was built c. 1143. As you'll see in the follo

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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the science of touch

Tim Holton sent this article about touch: What the Science of Touch Says About Us. And what we can hope is that someday education begins to make use of what science knows about learning. So far, they

5 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Seneca, “On The Shortness of Life,”

No age is closed to us if we wish to expand our minds—we roam through the ages.

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Toleration as Far as it Goes—Not Very Far at All

King William shown giving his assent to the Act of Toleration.  His wife and co-monarch Queen Mary concurred. All in all it sounded like a much bigger deal than it was when on May 24 William and Mary

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

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It’s the job of the referee to know the rules of the game, and to make sure that everybody plays by those rules. There’s many a work place, marriage or community that could benefit from having a refer

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


May 24–Belonging: Caught By Surprise

Just the day before, running errands after work, I had seen him walking along the overgrown grassy side of a rush-hour four lane.  He was a grown man but seemed to be wearing a football uniform that b

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Like A Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan Turns Seventy-Five

Robert Allen Zimmerman was born on this day in 1941. Bob Dylan provided a great deal of the background music of my youth. And, somehow over the years he just kept rolling along with one reinvention af

9 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


"Believe the Victim" — a cartoon

Related: Lynchings: By State and Race, 1882-1968 The National Registry of Exonerations has recorded 1,792 cases since 1989 of people who were convicted, then later found to be innocent. Some of those

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Catherine Keller on “Ecologies of Diversity”

Catherine Keller, author of From a Broken Web, was the keynote speaker at the opening session of the 2016 Sacred Texts and Human Contexts conference at Nazareth College, Rochester, New York. This year

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)


Packing for the Mountain

Off to Rites of Spring a day early since Lanna, my wife, is on staff. Seems surreal but the packing is getting there. Cleaning the litter boxes was maybe the hardest part. I’m going to miss the kittie

15 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Hot enough for you?

Reported a month ago, on Bloomberg: three months in, it looks like 2016 will be the hottest year on record. "I estimate [a greater than] 99 percent chance of an annual record in 2016," Schmidt wrote o

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Honey, they blew up the House

Here's why anti-Obama fundraising is a more attractive pastime for Paul Ryan than running the House: "regular order" is looking like mayhem. The "not unless it's paid for" trope popped up to fight aga

18 hours ago

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"Uber of X" is not a compliment

Having never Uber'd, I can only guess at its pleasures and discontents. It's like a cab, only whizzier to call it, and cheaper (maybe), and the driver gets less money, and they're probably skirting re

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Pagan Community Notes: Rev. Elena Rose, Caldera Musical Festival, Church of the Eternal Circle and more!

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — On May 19, Solar Cross Temple board member Elena Rose graduated from the Starr King School for the Ministry and, a few days later, was ordained by the historic Church for the F

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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RE NEWS by Joanne Dingus This year we have two students graduating from high school who will be bridging on June 5th. They will do a bridging workshop to help prepare them for this important transitio

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Those Mounties—Police as a National Symbol

A Northwest Canadian Mounted Police Constable in 1876. On May 23, 1873 acting on the advice of Canadian Prime Minister John A. Macdonald Queen Victoria gave her personal approval to the establishment

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

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