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Becoming an All-Expense Paid Guest of Uncle Sam—Sandstone Settling In

Sandstone as it looks today--much as it did nearly 40 years ago.  It is now a low security facility. Note— This is the seventh installment in my memoir series about my experiences with the Draft and J

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

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Can You Isolate A Truth?

A recent article in Christian Century talks about Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder and his history of sexual misconduct. Do Yoder’s violations of his own theological claims undermine the content

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)


After a week of twelve hour days, getting everything set for the first day of Sunday school, I was ready for a break. When Carol suggested we go for a late-afternoon walk at Purisima Creek Redwoods Op

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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In men’s souls

Mysterious, indeed why voids walnut-shaped appear in men’s souls though their bodies still thrive; the specter of Death stays stoutly beyond the veil shuffling through days made months made years, whe

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Blessing of the Backpacks

        The Rev. Jacqui Lewis, a prophetic voice of our time, says this about the impact of racism on all of us, but in particular, the impact of racism on children and young men of color: “These are

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The Well (Site / Info)


  Submitted by Mary-Elizabeth Peggy Joseph is a member of the Unitarian Church of Norfolk.  

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

EDITION: September 2014 Advertisment

Nailing Things Together: Boxes Too Small 1

Comedian George Carlin – a muse to whom I often turn – said back in 1972: “You can buy anything in this country. Anything you can think of! You can probably buy a left nostril inhaler if you look arou

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Boxes Too Small

"Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations now available on Amazon.com

As consistent readers of UU A Way Of Life on line magazine know, books based on articles on this magazine are being published and available from Amazon.com for personal reflection and group study. The

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


In Praise of the Wheel of the Year

Even if you don’t think a series of holidays from Iron Age Britain has anything to do with your life in the 21st century, marking the changing seasons is one of the most effective ways to stay connect

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Socialist Bible: What does "the poor will always be with you" mean?

Capitalist Christians love to cite Matthew 26:11: "For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always." The saying references an older saying that capitalist Jews like, Deuteronomy, 15:11

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The Inadequacy of Baptism by Tear Gas

For the last week, every time I’ve seen a photo of the people protesting in Ferguson, I’ve felt heartsick.  And ... Continue reading

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Rebel With A Label Maker (Site / Info)


Report Out from the FACT People Gathering, part 2

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)


From Selma to Ferguson

Reflecting on the killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson police in Missouri has me thinking about Jimmy Lee Jackson, another unarmed man of African descent killed by Alabama State troopers in 1965. We a

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Rev. Sam Trumbore (Site / Info)

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Habitat Celebration Service

There will be a Celebration Service for the Habitat Unity build at 6 pm on Friday, September 12  at the Temple, 5015 Harding Road.  This will be a great multi-faith gathering in preparation for our bu

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Youth Group in September

All youth in ninth through twelfth grades are welcome to participate in youth programming. Youth Group meets Sundays 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. - food included! Start in the worship service, leaving for the

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FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

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Adult Religious Education – September 2014

Classes meet on Wednesday nights 7:00-8:30 p.m. and Sunday mornings 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Childcare is available. The schedule is subject to change; please click the link abov

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Despite legal battle wins, Maetreum of Cybele may lose financial war

Maetreum of Cybele, a nonprofit religious organization, may be winning its legal battles against the Town of Catskill over a property tax exemption, but if the town’s alleged tactic of pushing them in

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

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B. K. S. Iyengar Dies

I was driving into the office this morning when I learned from NPR that B. K. S. Iyengar died yesterday. He was ninety-five. Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar was born in 1918, and became one o

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Be Amazed...

Be Amazed??? Here in Northwest Arkansas, a group of corporate benefactors including Walmart and theWalton Family Foundation, have invested in a new children's musuem called the Amazeum. The idea of it

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The Ferguson Challenge: Talking Across Race

I just returned from business travel that required flying in and out of Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) airport. I had to take a taxi from the airport to where I was scheduled to work. Though

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irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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