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April 29–Nature: The Power of Sh*t

I admit that the title was a cheap sh*t and an attempt to get your attention.  I want to talk about a compost bin that we once had in our backyard.  Something happened there that I know happens in mos

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Five Styles of Soto Zen in the West

Five Styles of Soto Zen in the West The project of Zen is awakening. Awakening is seeing past the illusions of our isolation and permanence and into the real world of causal play, where we understand

2 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Mental illness as disability in college

So I was reading a 2012 report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) recently. Over 750 college students were surveyed, with NAMI attempting to determine views of mental illness among youn

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Two May Day Events—You Should Take One In

It is May Day on Sunday.   For some it is a gay Spring fertility festival with ancient roots most famous for being celebrated with May Pole Dances and in some place little May Baskets left anonymously

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

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Top 5 from Musicians (mainly)

I’ll start with other catagories Top 5 Books: Slaughterhouse Five, 1984, Pyongyang by Guy Delisle, Where the Wild Things Are, and A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut (I’m thinking fast) Top 5 Mov

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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A Zen Meditation on Pain

A Zen Meditation on Pain Chris Amirault After a series of upbeat updates, the last half day has been pretty brutal. I’m writing in the middle of the night thanks to at least five different aches and p

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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A Pilgrimage to Orkney

I first felt a connection to Orkney during an OBOD meditation ten years ago. It was a feeling that there was something in Orkney I needed to do. I just didn’t know what that was until I got there.

8 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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kids learn through all their senses...

My daughter asked me to compile a few extra resources having to do with hands-on learning, so here goes: The importance of Hands-on Learning. Bridging the engagement gap with hands-on teaching. The im

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

For people going mad because Apple Page's epub conversion does weird things to the Table of Contents

Yes, this may just be a post for me. I spent hours trying to make an epub from a Pages document. Mind you, I've done this occasionally for years and still haven't a clue why I couldn't get a Table of

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Publishing Apple Pages ebooks epub making ebooks self-publishing

I am not making this up dept.

The slogan for the Idaho GOP convention this year is " Faith, Family, Freedom...Firearms! " Maybe with a shoot-out, they can actually make some decisions this time.

9 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Fiddle section

The indefatigable Ted ("Lucifer in the flesh") Cruz boosters over at Richard Viguerie's Conservative HQ aren't going to let a little thing like an 0-5 drubbing discourage them. George Rasley is excite

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Poet and Subway Guard

While I was researching other things I came across this story of Thomas P. Flynn, poet and subway guard, which ran in the June 17, 1916 edition of Bruno’s Weekly. The title charmed me, and I thought I

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Laura Lee (Site / Info)

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Resources for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

According to the Center for Disease Control and RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network), one in five women have experienced completed or attempted rape, and about three percent of American men—

12 hours ago

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

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Midweek Message 4/28/16 — “Barriers”

This is one of my favorite moments in Mexico a few weeks back. Here’s Lynn, our most fluent Spanish speaker, making a new friend. She’s a juggler by hobby, and brought balls and clubs along on our mis

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Your Life Is A Gospel (Site / Info)

Midweek Message

May’s Faith Formation Calendar

May 2016 faith formation calendar

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

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Youtubers y gamers: entrevista para una investigación de Elsa Gómez Frías

Mi libro YouTuber está alcanzando una buena difusión. Firmé ejemplares en Sant Jordi –el puesto de Redbook Ediciones estaba situado en un lugar privilegiado del paseo de Gràcia– y se vendió bien a lo

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GABRIEL JARABA blog (Site / Info)

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Who Are Our Neighbors?

For all that is our life! by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard The concept of Beloved Community originated with the late nineteenth / early twentieth century American philosopher Josiah Royce to refer to an i

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Break Out at Academy of Arcana

Santa Cruz, Calif. – At 11:30 pm on the night of Sunday, April 17,  police in Santa Cruz responded to an unusual call. Somebody was breaking out of a business at 428A Front Street in the city’s downto

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Sunday Services (May 2016)

Services for May 2016 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula theme: Beloved Community Services include sermons preached by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard unless otherwise noted. May 1st:

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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A Different Way To Think About Disability Accommodation

What blew me away when thinking of the social model of disability was to realize that everything is an accommodation. Everything. Your computer at work. Your chair. Your lunch hour and sick days. Work

18 hours ago

EqUUal Access (Site / Info)

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