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Slippery Slopes and Other Tales of Failed Caution

Once upon a time, I got myself into a lot of trouble. It was a slippery slope that I did not recognize or realize was such until I was at the bottom of the hill. It was a tall mountain, … Continue rea

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ChristineSlocum.Net (Site / Info)

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August 1, 2015 – Goldfinch “Feeder”

A sunflower popped up inches from the kitchen window. Mr. Goldfinch pulls seeds out of the sunflower and places them on the “table.” And then proceeds to get the meat […]

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high hopes gardens (Site / Info)

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death of shop class

That shop classes have been endangered in the US will not come as any surprise to most of my readers who are likely amazed that any remain at all. Early in the Spring, one of my friends who taught woo

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Many Gods West

What do you get when 180 polytheists gather to honor the Gods, ancestors, and spirits, and to share thoughts and practices on the best ways to deepen our devotion and service? You get an amazing weeke

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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drawing my friend Katie coming to visit me. First, she has to go...

drawing my friend Katie coming to visit me. First, she has to go on the airplane from her house to Portland. I might draw the Oakland airport, which would be a little out of order, but oh well.

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inexplicable beauty (Site / Info)

I Am, We Are

As a writer, most of my work is done alone. It is just me, my computer, the wild horses running through my head, and the blank page staring back at me. Part of me wonders if it is this solitary, indep

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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Religious Right’s Grip on Republican Party Makes Planned Parenthood a Prime Target

By Carole Joffe Photo credit: Flickr user Fibonacci Blue This blog piece appeared originally on RH Reality Check As reproductive politics are once again consumed by an attack on Planned Parenthood, it

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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You’re invited to Summer Service!

We have a wonderful line-up of guest speakers this summer, including 4 services led by graduates of the Preaching for Parishioners class. All services (except for the multi-church service on Aug. 2) w

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Sun, 17:18: Why I cannot always get to the phone… ROADBLOCK! https://t.co/TFW7Jb8jDc

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Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)


Important news from NOAH.

  Nashville’s downtown has a new convention center, a new baseball stadium, new hotels, expensive new condos and apartments, and new entertainment options for tourists. But what do YOU need? You need

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FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

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Calling all UUs on the Road to Ferguson

Image from Moral Monday CT What can UUs do in the face of #SandraBland, #CharlestonTerroristAttack, #BaltimoreUprising and #Ferguson?  If aspiring allies are concerned about race relations, white supr

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

Spotlight: UUs of Wellesley College

Consistency is Key Rosemary Dodd is a student at Wellesley College and was very involved in youth leadership in her Unitarian Universalist(UU) community back home in California. She is part of the UU

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

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That’s Just Like, Your Opinion, Man: A Small Meditation

According to the good folk at Wikipedia it was on this day in 435 that Emperor Theodosius II banished the recently deposed archbishop and patriarch of Constantinople, Nestorius, who had already retire

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Join Us for a Celebration of FUUN Staff and a Picnic!

Please mark your calendars for Sunday, August 23, when First Unitarian Universalist Church will host a celebration of the staff, including a picnic following the 11 a.m. service.   We will recognize t

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FUUN Blog (Site / Info)


A Studied Fight Against Oppression

Know it to Defeat it By Aija Jansone The Young Adult program at Westside Unitarian Universalist in Fort Worth, Texas gathers persons ranging from 18 to 35’ish years of age and is open to anyone in the

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

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Sisyphean parenting

The iconic Zits comic strip, by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman, yesterday depicted the act of parenting a teenager as similar to the apparent curse bestowed on Sisyphus, rolling the same boulder up a hil

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Adolescent Sexuality by Dr. Karen Rayne (Site / Info)

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Pagan Community Notes: Samuel Wagar, HAXAN Film Festival, Jeff Rosenbaum and more

Samuel Wagar, a Wiccan Priest with the Congregationalist Wiccan Assembly of Alberta, begins his second year as a Wiccan Chaplain at the University of Alberta. He selection last summer marked the first

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

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Monday round up

Big Republican debate tonight in New Hampshire with 14 of the top 10 candidates on stage, celebs Trump and Huckabee declining the invitation. Thanks to the “Voters First Forum” and St. Anselm College

13 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

The Search for Greener Housing, Part Three

Following our dream of finding greener and accessible housing, we have now looked at six houses. The first was in a great location (halfway between the houses of two friends!) and had an amazingly pri

13 hours ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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fitting back in the everyday scheme of things.

a play tray of parts for making boxes Having been on vacation at a family reunion in Michigan for one week, and then teaching for 7 days at Marc Adams School of Woodworking, I am home in Arkansas atte

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)