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Stopping the itch

The first time I learned about family systems theory, I was told "A system will do anything to stop pain." This week, I'm substituting "itching" for "pain." Have you ever been REALLY REALLY itchy? Lik

2 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Some Men Really Are Scum

(WARNING: This post contains a LARGE amount of profanity. If you are put off by profanity, I do suggest that you skip this one.) *Also, I do realize that no one is perfect, certainly not myself, and t

3 hours ago

The Loving Room (Site / Info)

Bring Out the Festal Bread: The Half-Won Blessing, 1

Exodus, Chapter 12, verses 21–34: “Then Moses called all the elders of Israel and said to them: ‘Go, select lambs for your families, and slaughter the Passover lamb. Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in

3 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Half-Won Blessing

Buddhist stories at April 27 church service

All are welcome to worship service on Sunday, April 27, at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson to hear storyteller Elisa Pearmain share a number of stories from the Buddhist tradition that

6 hours ago

Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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My Reluctance To Do A Sermon on Emerson

Delivered April 14, 2014 - Rev. David A. Miller © Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito A Unitarian Universalist Association Congregation—Solana Beach, Ca A subject I have been pondering l

6 hours ago

Shift Happens (Site / Info)

Rally 'round the trespass cattle

It's not clear if or when Bunkerville will be added to the militia lore that includes Ruby Ridge, Waco, and Oklahoma City but the arresting photo from Jim Urquhart a top The Atlantic's piece on the ir

9 hours ago

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The Joy of Taxes

There it is. It’s done. Whether you’re getting a refund or had to write a check, or if you just made it in the nick of time to file for an extension, Tax Day has come and gone, so we can rejoice. Yes,

9 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Failed purity test

Idaho's Republican Party platform is notoriously whacky, but a lot of the faithful act as if nothing's wrong. After a preamble affirming its belief in motherhood and apple pie, and the but-of-course s

10 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Memorial for my mother who passed 2 days ago

Rest in peace Mary Janice Colegrove Wickwire Bjornsen. Her obituary will be in the Syracuse Post Standard on Sunday. My mother had been in a "rehabilitation center" not being rehabilitated for several

10 hours ago

UU Mom (Site / Info)

Family memorial

My tweets

Tue, 12:03: Why I am late for lunch. 4 F lines idle #munifail. http://t.co/aB2xnbpeQG

11 hours ago

Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)


Monday’s drawings

My morning of drawing this week. I was enjoying the newsprint so much that I never moved on to charcoal paper. I like the smoothness and may try out some smooth white paper, like Bristol. A few of the

11 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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India Recognizes Rights of Transgendered

Equal in India The Supreme Court of India handed down its decision mandating a third gender category and full legal and civil-rights for the transgendered population of India on April 15, 2014. Learn

12 hours ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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What an effort it must have been To climb down from that cross So many centuries ago They thought you were dead forever It certainly looked like that You’d prayed your last prayer Healed your last lep

12 hours ago

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

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“Friendly” Doesn’t Cut It Anymore

Pre-qualified by Social Media The Interconnections Blog of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) in its story, “Welcoming in the Age of Social Media” discusses the added importance of making ge

12 hours ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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What 92% of Americans consider ideal is only possible under socialism

This is a few years old, but I happened on it again today, and was struck by this: The distribution of wealth that 92% of Americans want is impossible under capitalism, but very possible under sociali

13 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)


Pack Nothing, Begin Quickly

Dear Friends, As Passover is upon us and Easter is near, this is a special time for millions of Jews and Christians around the world. Tragically, this holy week started off with a shooting rampage at

13 hours ago

Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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Companions for the Holidays: Sharing the Bread of Life

S. Brent Plate, author of A History of Religion in 5 ½ Objects, investigates why bread has grown to be so central in spiritual practice.

14 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

Religion History Easter Passover Seder A History of Religion in 5 ½ Objects S. Brent Plate bread communion communion wafer Last Supper matzah matzo Passover seder wafer

The Week Gary Didn’t Die

To borrow and paraphrase from one of my favourite bloggers, this was the week that Gary didn’t die. We went ... Continue reading

14 hours ago

Rebel With A Label Maker (Site / Info)


La qüestió de fons en la crisi dels mitjans

XAVIER BOSCH: “La qüestió de fons és quin ha de ser el model de negoci dels mitjans, aquest model que encara no s’ha trobat, i a què dediquen els recursos, que són cada vegada menys, sense perdre de v

15 hours ago

GABRIEL JARABA blog (Site / Info)

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South African Sports Minister calls political opponents Witches

On April 6 South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) held a 35th anniversary event to commemorate the death of freedom fighter Solomon Malanghu. Several national politicians spoke including Presi

15 hours ago

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

Paganism South Africa African National Congress 30 Days of Advocacy Against Witch-Hunts Damon Leff Jacob Zuma Kieno Kammies Mbalula SAPRA South African Pagan Rights Alliance witch accusations

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