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Sanctioned Prejudice

Cardinal Francis George, Head of the Archdiocese of Chicago, writes in a column for Catholic New World (September 7-20, 2014):   “In recent years, society has brought social and legislative approval t

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The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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Fever pitch

Hard to believe they can keep this up, let alone ramp it up from now until election day, but I suppose it's possible. Emails are cheap, and the Romney for President Inc. email generator might be botto

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

UU? What the heck is UU?!?

  When people find out that I am Unitarian Universalist, the question I get asked most often (aside from “why the confusing name?”) is “Unitarian Universalist? What the heck is Unitarian Universalist?

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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Shedding Secrecy, Vodou Becomes More Public

Whether it’s spelled Voodoo, Vodou, or Voudoun, this frequently-misunderstood religion of the African diaspora is starting to get a makeover in the American consciousness. A traditionally secretive re

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

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Things We Don’t Talk About: Women’s Stories from the Red Tent

The public is welcome to attend a screening of “Things We Don’t Talk About: Women’s Stories from the Red Tent” at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson on Sunday, Sept. 28, 4 to 8 p.m. The Re

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Motivation toward Ministry #2

We are talking about where our deepest motivations for ministry come from. In Part#1, we talked about the difference between an external call and internal motivation.  We represented that dichotomy wi

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Ordinary Heroism

I was driving down the highway. While the radio was on to my favorite local NPR station, to be honest I wasn’t really listening. Then I caught a fragment of a sentence, from a Boston doctor who was ob

9 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Two things in Little Rock

Last night my wife and I attended the banquet in Little Rock at which the Governor's Awards for Quality were presented to Arkansas corporations. One of the Governor's Award winners is a name that wood

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Saw in Toronto: picture of the church inside on the outside

I saw something clever when Husband and I vacationed in Toronto this summer. We passed by a United Church of Canada parish church — a huge edifice, with what I guess is historically small congregation

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Unique

Perhaps you thought socks were supposed to come in matched pairs, each with an identical mate. But maybe even socks get to be unique individuals, traveling in the company of another who has their own

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Diez y Seis de Septiembre—El Grito de Delores

Padre Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and  El Grito de Delores. Quick, what’s Mexican Independence Day?   If you answered Cinco de Mayo, you’d be wrong.   That is a minor provincial holiday in Mexico that h

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

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September 16–The Garden: Resilience

Resilience.  The Latin source of this English word means “to jump back, or to rebound.”  Among the features of our “yarden” are some antique as well as newer containers.  The antiques include some hea

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

UU 7th Principle The Garden

So Much Chart Paper...

We do a fair amount of brainstorming and sharing of ideas around here, and while we have white boards in most classrooms, we still go through rather a lot of those sticky easel pad sheets.  Yes, I pur

16 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Recipe

Amidst the din of global news and professional things-to-do, one of my great joys and daily forms of calming-my-soul-and-mind the past several weeks has been the recipe. What a wonderful meditative ac

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Walking Back from the Edge – A World Overcome with Posturing

Delivered September 14, 2014 - Rev. David A. Miller © Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito A Unitarian Universalist Association Congregation—Solana Beach, Ca (quickly edited version)  Las

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Shift Happens (Site / Info)

Why I am Voting on the Side of Love

“We want to say the 100 percent are welcome to the table of dialogue. But leave your money bags outside the door.” –Sister Simone Campbell “Every piece of legislation should pass this test: How does i

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Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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Stop! Before Buying a Shiny New Gadget: Read This

Consumer – Or Principled Consumer, Who Do You Want to Be? With the shiny new iPhone 6 just around the corner and that fancy Apple Watch that Jimmy Kimmel was able to convince passersby was the same as

1 day ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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book giveaway...

You can enter to win a copy of my new book on the Fine Woodworking website.

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Bono, miedo y asco

La cosa escrita por José Bono en El País del domingo pasado, con la que pretendía achacar a Pasqual Maragall el pecado fundacional del proceso independentista de Cataluña es una de las bajezas más inm

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GABRIEL JARABA blog (Site / Info)

Día a día Independència Franquisme José Bono Pasqual Maragall

Left Behind

That's the subject of one of today's fundraising emails on the Republican channel I get, sent by the undead "Romney for President Inc." but says "paid for by NRSC," which is the National Republican Se

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)