I was happy to watch quite a bit of the Democratic National Convention tonight. I was happy to watch most of it on C-SPAN and miss all of the pundits. I thought Cory Booker’s speech was fabulous. And
I spent an hour in the afternoon on a dock poking out into the muddy waters of Lake Winnebago. I was mostly looking at birds, but I also watched the airplanes flying by. The Experimental Aircraft Asso
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I served First Unitarian of Saint Louis for five very good years. Sadly, as I was getting ready to leave one member of my congregation was going through her last days. It grieved me not only to hear
My mother has often said that, given how she and my father raised me, I’m at a peculiar disadvantage. Both of them raised me to challenge and question preconceptions; in particular, not to merely acce
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Inside the Democratic party, one twit imagined that it "could make several points difference with my peeps" if a candidate (let's say an independent Democratic Socialist with a Jewish background, hypo
MELBOURNE — The Black Lives Matter movement has reached Australia. So far, there have been rallies in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Brisbane. The ABC, Australia’s state-owned and funded national publi
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The Rev. Alison Miller, candidate for UUA president, emphasizes power we have to heal one another.
1 When I heard DC was going to set Wonder Woman's origin in World War I, I thought it was a silly change done just to make it different from the Captain America movie. But after seeing the trailer, I
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British Regulars engage forces of the Sultan of Mysore during the Seige of Cuddalore The last battle of the American Revolution came to an end on July 25, 1783 when the combatants got preliminary noti
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The following is from Bayard T. Putnam's article in July, 1895, "Century." "I wish to present a plea for a 'tool house' at home for the young people, and one well stocked with the best tools. A great
[W]e look toward Lughnasa, the traditional Celtic celebration of the harvest...my mind turns toward what we as a nation are reaping from our history.
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A rusted-out wreck. Pollution. An eye sore. But over the years this old hulk may very well have become a fox’s den, a hollow for a bee hive, a rabbit’s safe haven. Has something that someone else has
At one of the workshops at the Unitarian Universalist Russell Lockwood Leadership School, the Reverend Jan Christian cited something from an interview with john a powell (he prefers to use the lower c
The beloved children’s author was also a talented scientific illustrator and conservationist.
Exploring the queerness of the Christian tradition can shed light on its content.
Situation #1 There was a memorial service for someone I knew at a UU congregation last Sunday. I knew the officiant for the service, and had emailed them earlier to let them know I was going to be at
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I generally work Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday and it was nice to work Saturday this week so I could take a weekend off. Got to visit Boston and see lots of things and go to a fun party. I’m not
The psychology of why Americans are afraid of historically low crime levels is a fascinating thing to consider, and the answers you might think of are featured in that NYMag piece. But the "historical
Yesterday, we drove from Hudson, Ohio, to Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin. The drive was long and remarkable only because of a huge traffic jam that we were able to avoid by using an online map service, and
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I try to help us learn skills and practices that will help us survive and succeed, and I advocate for religions that promote virtues and enable connections. And occasionally, I try to remind us all th
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