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San Mateo, Calif., to Winnemucca, Nev.

We finally got on the road at half past one. It took more than an hour to get free of Bay Area traffic, and then more than another hour to get past Sacramento. Carol decided to pull off the highway at

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Sunday Morning Coming Down

Cause there is something in a Sunday, makes a body feel alone And there is nothing short of die’n, half a lonesome as the sound Of the sleepin’ city sidewalks and Sunday morning coming down Early Sund

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Sunflower Chalice (Site / Info)

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En the Ascetic is Banished

Way back when I was first studying Zen in the San Francisco Bay Area I met the leader of a group called the Kalias Shugendo. If even if a fraction of his claims were true, he led an amazing life. Of c

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


The Living Tradition

At this week’s General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio, there was a moment where I found myself absorbed by the sight of the thousands of people streaming through the corridors of the Greater Columbus Conv

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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Hopalong Cassidy—Scruffy Cowhand to Western Idol

William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy on his white stallion Topper. Summer days   almost 50 years ago back in Cheyenne, Wyoming we spent our days recreating in detail elaborate cowboy sagas that lasted all

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

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June 26 – Listening: Whose Headphones?

For quite a few years, something called a “Silent Disco” has been gaining popularity.  It’s a party at which there are several DJs playing different music, and all of the guests wear headphones, each

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Step out. Carry the biggest flag you can find that declares who you are, that declares who or what you love. Let the world see. Let everyone know. What kind of flag would you carry to demonstrate prid

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


GA + Frederick Pride: Saturday, June 25, 2016

First, Frederick Pride: Thanks to Delphi Burton, Kelly Hardesty, Chloe Nichols, and Marguerite and Jeff Wilson for working at the UUCF table for Frederick Pride 2016 and to Di Creedon for her work wit

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uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)


Short Saturdays

I have been sleeping in a lot of Saturday mornings. Getting up a lot of mornings at 11am. Needing to go to bed at 9pm to get up at 5am tomorrow.  I’m playing a game now, so going to be up until at lea

15 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


26 June 2016 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (26 June 2016) at 11:00 AM for “To Affirm and Promote the Inherent Worth and Dignity of Every Person” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell. This Sunday, we welcome Barbara back to the pulp

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Announcements – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

Drama Games Summer Fun — 26 June 2016

During the summer, our children and youth take a break from their regular religious education classes to enjoy various artistic and creative activities all together. This week, they will have a chance

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Announcements – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

As a British Unitarian minister, in this post-Brexit hell I want loudly, and proudly, to proclaim my Polish roots . . .

Just a few minutes ago I read a truly shocking report in the local Cambridge newspaper entitled: Reports of “No more Polish vermin” signs left outside primary schools in Huntingdon Other people I know

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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San Mateo, Calif.

We had planned to leave San Mateo at noon. Now it is half past twelve, and we still haven’t finished loading the car with clothes, camping gear, ham radio gear, jars of plum jam, and Lord knows what e

21 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif. Road trips San Mateo

Column: A Robot and a Replicant Walk into a Bat Mitzvah…

I recently stumbled upon three unrelated articles examining new ways of combining technology and religion. The first reports on a robot Buddhist monk, the second asks if apps believe in God, and the t

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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(6-25) 3 weeks out near Alma, Wis.

My kind of low = clear & sunny w/ a west wind Tues. A.M. So nice to have it behind. Flew to Hastings, the hill before was a grand view & elated coast to town. Look ma no hands. Over & east of the Miss

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Media roundup: Votes, speakers at UUA General Assembly make the news

A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Box making at MASW

We concluded our 5 day class at MASW with a small exhibit of work a shown along with my students who made all these boxes with their own hands, new skills and design inclinations. Today I start a two

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Breaking New Ground Over a Long Haul—Olympia Brown

Young Olympia Brown. Note— The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) gathers this week in Columbus Ohio for its Annual General Assembly.   The theme this year celebrates crossing borders of religio

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

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Whether with paint colors or food ingredients or with friends at a party, you never quite know what you are going to get when you put disparate things together. How do you like to experiment with surp

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)



              There are times I want To pull tight into myself Like a small garden snail Knowing the ground before me Is covered in salt Which will suck me dry If I am not careful   The gardener watch

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Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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