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Interdependent Web: When you can’t call for help, getting through this, the stick on your shoulder

Heather Christensen A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism.

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

39 of 99 Weight Loss Smoothies: Cranberry Strawberry Blast

Cranberry Strawberry Blast Recipe1 Cup Cranberries1 Lemon1 cup Strawberries3 cups spinach1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1 scoop protein powder1 teaspoon matcha green tea1.5 cup almond milk 316 calories, 52 gram

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A Perfect World (Site / Info)

Women’s March Six Months Later—La Lucha Continua in Woodstock

Exactly six months ago today millions of women—and more than a few supportive men this geezer included—marched on Washington and in cities, towns, and villages across the United States and around the

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

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Dissent: For Such a Time as This

(This post is a continuation of yesterday’s theme of “Dissent.”) When considering the ongoing struggle in this country to genuinely achieve peace, liberty, and justice for all (not merely for some), i

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)


A Small Step for (a) Man

It was on this day, the 21st of July, in 1969, at 2:56 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) the American astronaut Neil Armstrong put his foot on the surface of the moon. And with that he became the first

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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studio stroll...

Each Thursday afternoon classes at ESSA things slow down just a bit at the end of the day for  "Studio Stroll" to which members of the community are invited to drink wine, eat snacks and see what stud

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Preparing For the Solar Eclipse

Use the fleeting moment of this year’s eclipse as a rite of passage to usher in the next portion of your adventure.

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Spiritual practice Mythology environment Eclipse folklore

STLT#294, Our Praise We Give

Here at SUUSI, we have a yearly theme; this year’s is “Blessed Is the Path,” and the resulting worship services have explored the many ways we are on our path, what we may encounter on the path, and w

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Lives Touching

The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt. –Frederick Buechner How has yo

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Armless, Legless Man: A Zen Reflection on Case Five of the Gateless Gate

Armless, Legless Man A Reflection on Case Five of the Gateless Gate Glenn Taylor Webb, Osho Text The priest Xiangyan (Kyogen) said, “It is as though you were up in a tree, hanging from a branch with y

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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The Novelist as Character—Hemingway Invents Himself

Ernest Hemingway at his trusty Underwood #5 portable hunt-and-peck typing in the great outdoors with a pile of already completed pages on his make-shift desk.  Just as he imagined himself--the writer

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

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I went to a writer’s group tonight. Did a ten minute prompt. Heard some stuff. Read some haiku.  I do blog every day but I tend to edit rarely. It’s something I need to work on. With blogging everyday

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Lammas is Coming, the Grain is Getting Fat

Monday evening, at 4 pm Pacific, 5 pm Mountain, etc. I shall be coordinating a discussion in preparation for Lammas, the contemporary and ancient Earth-centered grain holiday. As I’ve prepared for our

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The Way of the River (Site / Info)

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Is there any evidence that Bernie Sanders ultimately helped or hurt Hillary Clinton's campaign?

There are two narratives that annoy me because I see no evidence for them. The first is the Clinton camp's insistence that Sanders hurt her chances of winning. The second is the authoritarian socialis

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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A reminder that Obama could have passed single-payer in 2009 if he had wanted to

Crossing National Public Radio (NPR) Off My List for Health Care Coverage | naked capitalism: “Cobble together the votes” is sloppy language that conflates two arguments: First, a sin of commission: T

22 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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#HavamalWitches hashtag earns applause and backlash

CANADA – Last June, an online exchange set the stage for the creation of #HavamalWitches, a campaign that has sparked kudos and controversy in the Heathen community worldwide. On June 27, Canadian gyt

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Wounds Remembered

Healing the Wounds of Turtle Island was a powerful, moving, four-day gathering, with teachings and ceremonies led by Indigenous elders from near and far.  It included the stories of so many people, ma

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Some good, wholesome news for a change

Just over a month into the new city composting program, things are going gangbuster. 1,716 tons of "very, very clean" material that will not be going into the landfill, but will gracefully decompose m

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

On the Moon Once Upon a Time

Neil Armstrong about to set foot on the Moon as he makes a carefully crafted quip. As Americansand countless others around the worldstayed glued to their televisions, Astronaut Neil Armstrong became t

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

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38 of 99 Weight Loss Smoothies: Cranberry Peach Whirl

Cranberry Peach Whirl Recipe1 Cup Cranberries1 Lemon – peeled (I forgot to add it for this one)1 cup sliced peaches3 cups spinach2 cups romaine lettuce1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1 scoop protein powder1 teas

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A Perfect World (Site / Info)