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Looking up at Mount Baldy

Was reading my Facebook wall after work and heard a second hiker died on one of my favorite mountains. The beautiful Mount Baldy that towered over the foothills of Claremont, CA where I lived for two

1 hour ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

Nature hiking The Blog

Meet the Youth Caucus 2016 Super Staff!

Youth Caucus Staff : bringing covenant wherever they go General Assembly (GA) 2016 is bound to be a phenomenal experience thanks in part to the 2016 Youth Caucus staff who promise you interfaith explo

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

leadership UUA GA youth participation Future of Faith General Assembly 2016 youth caucus

Read this: How the Red Scare destroyed a Unitarian second grade teacher

Boston Globe Magazine profiles Anne Hale, a second grade teacher and Unitarian in Wayland, Massachusetts, who lost her job and home at the height of the Red Scare in 1954.

4 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

My tweets

Sun, 18:27: #sb50 watching Dr Mark Sumner perform at half time. He's my church's music director. Mark is at… https://t.co/9DDKog0lZ9

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Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)

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Why worship God through dance?

A dervish was asked why he worshipped God through dance. "Because," he replied, "to worship God means to die to self; dancing kills the self. When the self dies all problems die with it. Where the sel

4 hours ago

Reignite (Site / Info)

Diversity is realism, but diversity that ignores class is fantasy

Yesterday, Kate Elliott tweeted, Diversity is realism. I agree entirely; there's a reason the feministsf wiki said my “work features strong women characters and people of color”. It has nothing to do

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

diversity race reductionism

The public is welcome to monthly healing circle

All are welcome to join at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson for a monthly Healing Circle. Each month, participants will explore and share various healing techniques or modalities for sel

5 hours ago

Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Pagan Community Notes: Circle Sanctuary, The Troth, Academy of Arcana, Isis and more

Circle Sanctuary has announced the launch of its new membership program. Since its founding in 1974, Circle has been an open organization that has relied predominantly on donations, volunteerism and c

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

Paganism Facebook Pantheacon The Troth Academy of Arcana Adocentyn Research Library Circle Sanctuary Courtney Weber Diana Paxson Following Isis Glastonbury Goddess Temple John T. Mainer Kristen Oliver Mills College Pagan Alliance Rev. Selena Fox The Huffington Post Wild Hunt

No One is Disposable

It is becoming common knowledge that the United States incarcerates more people than anywhere else in the world. At any given moment there are 2.3 million people in prisons and jails across the countr

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Our Stories - Standing on the Side of Love (Site / Info)

Public money for (students at) religious schools

One of our citizen-legislators, Rep. Ron Nate of Rexburg, is a teacher at BYU-Idaho when he's not working here in Boise. It might go without saying, but in case it doesn't, "BYU" stands for Brigham Yo

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

A Ten Year Flashback to Blog’s Early Days—Surprise! Meet Murf the Military Pundit

Note — I was going to throw in the towel, or at least the crumpled Kleenex, and declare a sick day here at the Blog.   Then I got an idea of giving you all a flashback ten years to when Heretic, Rebel

10 hours ago

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

Blog Patrick Murfin 2006 Heretic Rebel a Thing to Flout LiveJournal military analysis punditry

CUC Month

CUC Month QUUiz Answer five or more of the trivia questions correctly and you could win a half priced registration to the CUC’s national conference in Vancouver, B.C. (May 20-22). The winner (if any)

10 hours ago

Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

CUC Month

common sense learning

Kim Brand sent this link, suggesting I and the presenter have a similar view. Grant Lichtman might have saved himself from a few miles by coming to Arkansas.  He missed Clear Spring School on his jour

11 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Write Welcome on Your Door

Many of us have welcome mats on our front door steps, but few of us have brought that welcome up to eye level where people are most likely to see it. How might you elevate the message of hospitality w

13 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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As Things Fall Apart

In the Way of the Elders family of Buddhism the Buddha’s death is folded together with his birth and awakening into a single holiday, Vesak or Wesak, usually observed in May. However, within the tradi

15 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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February 8–Science and Reason: Changing Truth

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason and intellect has intended us to forego their use and by some other means to give us knowledge which we can a

16 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

UU 4th Principle Science and Reason

Black History Month: A time to unlearn

As a child I learned that we had, mostly, overcome. Clues to a deeper truth hid in plain sight.

18 hours ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Sanders feminists versus Clinton feminists: illustrating the main schools of contemporary feminism

I'm watching the fight between Sanders feminists and Clinton feminists with fascination. If you're an identitarian feminist, or what Christina Hoff Sommers calls a gender feminist, you probably think

19 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Feminism

"Attention must be paid"

Drama nerds know this as what Linda Loman says about Willy toward the end of "Death of a Salesman." The relevant part of the quotation is: "I don’t say he’s a great man. Willy Loman never made a lot o

20 hours ago

The Chaliceblog (Site / Info)

The Super Bowl

I’m kind of paying attention to the game. Reading Bernie Sanders speech about democratic socialism was the most interesting thing I’ve done while watching it. I also enjoyed switching to golf for a pl

22 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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