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Getting The Medicine Down

The start of the month means it is time to give our dog her heartworm pill.  Apparently these pills don't taste great, or perhaps she's fussy, but tossing it in her food bowl or wrapping it in a piece

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

The fight for democracy in Hong Kong

The ongoing struggle for transparent democracy in Hong Kong continues, as the last week featured significant setbacks. 2017 will bring the first direct elections for the head of Hong Kong, but it appe

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Die or Grow Beyond Fear

Lake, ocean, pool or river can be inviting, calming or terrifying. For the latter camp, a solid NYT piece with vid of an man who just had to get over his wet anxiety brought back pubescent times. Firs

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Harrumph! (Site / Info)

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God's Religion

"God is not a Christian, God is not a Jew, or a Muslim, or a Hindu, or a Buddhist. All of those are human systems which human beings have created to try to help us walk into the mystery of God. I hono

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The Loving Room (Site / Info)

Faith: The Size and Strength Tests

Is your faith big enough? Is it strong enough? The size test: Most of us have faith – we trust – in certain people. When I say “big” enough, I mean: if those people, for some reason or no reason, were

6 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Recognizing Transgender Persons

“A huge number of Americans now have gay family members, gay co-workers ... but most of them don't know a transgender person, and that means we're ripe for scapegoating. There are a lot of people in t

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The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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Curriculum for Teaching Science and Scientific Thinking (Essential Skills Series)

See Essential Skills for a Modern World for an overview of this series on science and critical thinking skills.  I discuss science and scientific thinking in the post Follow the Ant. The recommendatio

7 hours ago

Quarks and Quirks (Site / Info)

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The Opportunity Equation: Closing the Education Gap

In The Opportunity Equation, Eric Schwarz tells the story of how he founded the pioneering Citizen Schools program to combat rising education inequality.

8 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Things They Tell You To Fear

“Warning: No Helmet Can Protect the Wearer Against All Forseeable Impacts.”-Warning label inside bicycle helmet. The United States is a nation founded by risk-takers and revolutionaries. The people wh

9 hours ago

Author Laura Lee (Site / Info)


Are We Ready? A New Church Year Begins

  Ready or not, here it comes.  “It” is of course, a new school year.  The kids in my life (even my own homeschooled kids) are all making transitions this week: new schools, new classes, new teachers,

10 hours ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

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When in doubt, choose the side of Compassion

The Thursday following the fundamentalist disruption of worship service at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans, a Pro-Woman, Pro-LBGTQ, Pro-Religious Freedom rally was planned for City

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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The Graph and the Axes

Cynthia asks in a comment: What are the axes for a graph that you would propose? Would it make sense to frame one where one was government focused on protection from outside threats vs. government foc

12 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

New Position Supports Innovation and Collaboration

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

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Justice, Freedom and Song at Church?

by Maggie Reeder“It’s the song about love between my brothers and sisters …” Finger snapping and joyous voices rang loud and clear this week at Emerson. It was not so much a sermon as a musical docume

13 hours ago

Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church - Blog (Site / Info)


“Why Peak Oil Refuses to Die”

From Richard Heinberg: Perhaps you’ve seen one of the recent barrage of articles claiming that fears of an imminent peak and decline in world oil production have either been dispelled (because we actu

13 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)

Green Team Blog

The God that is rejected by the “unbeliever” may be an illusion and wholly worthy of rejection.

After all, a multitude of conceptions of God, and of the love of God, has appeared in the history of religion; not all of them can possibly be true. Many of these illusions are doggedly tenacious. The

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Stone By Stone (Site / Info)


Pride FEST 2014

by Brad Garbus On August 23, 2014 Town Point Park in Norfolk Virginia was transformed into our regions annual Pride Festival.   The festival organizers anticipated nearly 15,000 people to attend this

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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our destiny is in our hands...

Eloquently stated. A friend alerted me to the World Made by Hand series, written by social critic, James Howard Kunstler. In this fictional series, Kunstler writes about a world stricken by the collap

15 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

A Rock, the Earth, the Universe, and a Child’s Biggest Questions

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Call And Response (Site / Info)

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An opportunity for learning and discussion on a variety of thought provoking topics. Every Sunday morning at 9:30 Schedule for September 2014 Sept.  7—-THE ORIGINS of JAPANESE BUDDHISM—Ray McAdaragh B

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Adult Religious Education EDITION: September 2014