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What is the Hokey Pokey All About?

When I was a social worker/home visitor and got paid for playing with toddlers, I worked in a community that was predominantly Spanish-speaking.  This means that I learned a couple of songs in Spanish

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Sports Stadiums

We are in the midst of the week of huge sports media for Super Bowl week. People are preparing for big feasts on their big screens with big TV coverage and big commercials. Everything big. Expensive c

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Twas on this day in 1845 that “the Raven” is published in New York’s Evening Mirror…

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)



I wanted to make wooden squares for those students who want them for their tool boxes. These are easy to make by cutting a slot mortise on the end of a block of wood for the blade to fit. It is import

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

A few Marxist critiques of privilege theory

Conservatives keep trying to connect identitarianism and privilege theory to "cultural Marxism",  a name I hate because "cultural Marxism" is to Marxism as the Reverend Moon's Unification Church is to

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The UUA Board is Trying Again to Eliminate the Commission on Appraisal. Don’t Let Them Do It.

Well…..they’re at it again. There’s a new push to eliminate the Commission on Appraisal. The last time this was tried was a little over 5 years ago, and at that time they were also trying to eliminate

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Unitarian Universalism: A Religion of Nerds?

“So, there’s going to be a thing in your life that you love… The way you love that, and the way that you find other people who love it the way you do, is what makes being a nerd awesome… The defining

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I am UU (Site / Info)

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Rev. Carly Gaylor: Social Justice Minister

In September 2014, Rev. Carly Gaylor took up the newly created post of Assistant Minister for Outreach and Social Justice at the First Unitarian Church of Hamilton. In this capacity, Carly has been gu

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Exploring Ways of Calculating Congregational Commitment

This report follows up on Kristina’s progress report on the APC Task Force in the Canadian Unitarian, fall 2014 edition. In November 2013, the Annual Program Contribution (APC) Task Force members eval

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Join the Communications Committee!

Do you want to be in the know? Curious about how this communication thing works? Do you have some tech skills to share? The Communication Committee needs you and has meaningful work to share. Email: w

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Luminary Leaders Ask Peter & Jim Tough Questions

On Saturday January 24th, Luminary Leaders from across the United States joined UUA President Rev. Peter Morales and UUA Moderator Jim Key for a webcast to ask them anything they wanted. Oh did they a

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Building Pagan Temples and Infrastructures: Part One

Building a Pagan temple or employing full time clergy may be easier, and more difficult,  than people think. It appears that if you have a core group of three to five devoted people willing to dedicat

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

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The Mantra-Rock Dance—Hippies, Hare Krishna, and the Haight

There were a lot of threads to the youth culture being woven on the streets of San Francisco—the older, now established Beatsfinding new followers for their expressions of alienation, spiritual quest,

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

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Pleasure, Happiness, Joy, Bliss

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Covenant Creates Congregation

While the Future of Faith is being determined by innovations in the places and ways people connect to and live their spiritual life, it is the practices that allow for and encourage them to connect in

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Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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The Bigness of our Littleness: Humanism and Individualism

  Late in his life the philosopher Richard Rorty—well known to be an atheist—was asked by an interviewer if he could define “holy.” I suppose the interlocutor thought Rorty would be stumped by the que

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Did You Know?

submitted by Bob Smith, Personnel Committee Chair Did you know that our Fellowship Administrator, Mary-Elizabeth Cotton, is employed by us on a part-time basis?  Her position is nominally eighteen hou

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Welcome to Liberal Religion, 3: The First Two Smooth Stones

The first smooth stone of liberal religion: Growth. "Religious liberalism depends first on the principle that revelation is continuous. Meaning has not been finally captured. Nothing is complete, and

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Taking Time

Why is it that we frequently “take time,” but we never “give time”? We only say, in the negative, that someone wouldn’t give us the time of day. Take your time, certainly, but why not try giving some

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)