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Falling Water

Today I had an adventure, and instead of starting my morning walk from the door of my house, I drove across Brighton Avenue, over to a trailhead of the Fore River Sanctuary. Then I walked a short walk

2 hours ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Delivery from Slavery: Attempting a Biblical Theology in the Service of Liberation—Dick Boer

As many of you will know I value highly the thought of Ernst Bloch (1885-1977), a German Marxist who fully understood the potential revolutionary power of the Biblical text. Thinkers like Bloch are al

2 hours ago

CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Again, the knife.

Today at school we had a "round robin" with students moving between work stations to practice for their camping trip next week. At one station, they discussed and agreed upon the rules. At another sta

3 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Send a Mamas Day Card!

Dear Reader of this message, People have been creating and sending cards for generations because it’s a simple and powerful way to maintain connection and sustain our families. But too often, the Mama

4 hours ago

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

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“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” ―Elie Wiesel What is the most recent thing you have done to protest injustice?

6 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


It’s the Birthday of Spam— Hang the Mourning Crepe

Spam inventor Gary Thueck is still proud of his creation and makes appearances at industry conventions and trades shows where he is fawned over by conscienceless greed heads. On May 3, 1978 Gary Thuer

7 hours ago

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

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May 3–The Belonging of Privilege

In yesterday’s blog, I tried to explore the universal need that human beings have for belonging and how, once we belong to a group, we experience the privilege, the birthright of being human.  It is o

8 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Watching A Hologram for the King, Looking at Shadow, Wanting Substance

I’m still struggling with what to call my comments on the movies that Jan & I go to see. I’m shy of the word “review,” because it implies a level of expertise I do not bring to the table. I’m inclined

8 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


I'm a Zionist Shegetz?

I suppose I know as much about Zionism and Yiddish as most literate goys who've lived in Manhattan and had a Jewish fiancee, which is to say, more than most people who aren't Jewish and more than some

11 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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My cats were very happy to have me sitting in the chair for kitty time. One cat is nice, two even better especially when they have good kitty equilibrium. I am lucky to have to awesome cats who have m

12 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)



My cats were very happy to have me sitting in the chair for kitty time. One cat is nice, two even better especially when they have good kitty equilibrium. I am lucky to have to awesome cats who have m

13 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


News brief: Andover Newton and Yale Divinity School announce partnership

Boston-area seminary, a major training center for Unitarian Universalist clergy, announces plans for Yale Divinity School partnership.

13 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

High Hopes Gardens is for Sale!

Check out the listing on Zillow!

13 hours ago

high hopes gardens (Site / Info)

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A UCC Minister at a UU Church – 141

Rev. Susan Moore talks with The VUU crew about being a UCC minister serving All Souls DC.

14 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Putting Away a Childish Argument against Sex Work

I have a friend who is doing a kind of work that, as a young girl, she never thought she'd be doing. She started, albeit grudgingly, because she considered it her least-worst option. Over time, she be

16 hours ago

Ravenstone's Reflections (Site / Info)

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  Nightmares run screaming Behind the closed cupboards Of your sleeping They race beneath the floorboards And hide in your mattress Restless, your eyelids flicker Fear becomes fright And the terror wa

16 hours ago

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

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Gentleman’s Agreement

As a man who has spent a lifetime being followed, cornered, propositioned and even groped against his will in restrooms, I can assure you that the predators are never trans*women, trans*men and not ev

16 hours ago

spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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Spiritually Speaking: Bless Your Heart

When I first arrived in North Carolina, I was already aware that “bless your heart” was not something you would really want to hear! I can honestly say that I’ve only had three folks in six years say

17 hours ago

Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church (Site / Info)

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What Justice Looks Like

A simple way to remind ourselves why justice matters.

18 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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King of Compost

Two students compete to get as many people as possible to compost food waste. In the process, they learn some important lessons.

18 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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