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Do What You Love, The Audience Will Follow

  “Never play to the gallery,” says David Bowie in the clip above. I discovered something interesting when I looked at the logs for my blog. (My blog logs.) Conventional wisdom is that writers need to

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Laura Lee (Site / Info)

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almost summer

My summer has almost started, and yesterday I had my last day of class for the school year at Clear Spring School. My high school students were busy finishing their box guitars and one finished her ba

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The CUUPS Podcast #31 – May 2015

CUUPS Podcast for May 2016 includes the runner-up sermon from the CUUPS Sermon Contest. Congrats to Seanan Fong!

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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This Land is My Land

The refrain “This land is my land, this land is your land” sounds so good in the folk song, but in the case of Israel and Palestine it’s not an agreement, but an argument. A really complicated argumen

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


A letter in the Guardian to Jesse Hughes from a fellow Bataclan survivor Ismael El Iraki

The Bataclan Theatre (source) Two weeks after the horrific attacks in Paris on 13th November 2015 I wrote a piece called "In praise of the Eagles of Death Metal and in respectful and grateful memory o

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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May 25–Belonging: The Most Important Moment

I’m at my computer trying to finish up one of the many things that face teachers at the end of the school hear.  The room is empty.  I’ve given my exams for the day, and the students have gone home …

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Jesse Owens—Smashing Records, Defying Expectations

A plaque honoring Jesse Owens's four world record day athe the May 25, 1945 NCAA Track Meet at Ann Arbor was erected after the the athletes death.  Like so much recognition, too little, too late. On M

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

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Dusty White

I spent Saturday afternoon in a Presbyterian Church I’d never heard of, in a suburb I rarely visit, for a racial justice training. I’d do it again. Show Up For Racial Justice is an anti-racist organiz

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ChristineSlocum.Net (Site / Info)

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Sometimes We Just Have Fun

There are times when our youth group is busy pursuing a more just world, or going deep with ideas and spirituality, or seeking to be of use to others in the world. And then there are times when we jus

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

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3 Things: Blogging

This will be an odd one. I realized it was time to do another one of these and couldn’t really think of a uniting theme for fandom or game things like I’d usually do. But I’ve been doing quite a bit r

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Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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“Born This Way” or “Choice”?: Understanding the Development of Sexual Identity

By Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini, and Michael Amico Attempts to explain what causes homosexuality have a long, and often ugly, history. Various medical theories that pathologized homosexuality have

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Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

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Pagans and the Past – It’s Complicated

Stick around for a while and you’ll find a lot of people in love with the past. It connects us to our origins, and it reminds us that what we see on the streets and on the television isn’t the only wa

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The Dark Side Does Have Cookies

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A famous internet meme tells people to come to the Dark Side because there are cookies. The Satanic Temple of Minneapolis (TST) turned that statement into reality when it hosted i

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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The word properly required only for this sentence, not for the next or the next and not the Word of the Lord, nor of any of the Philosophical Fathers

Geneva Bible Circumstances mean that I currently find myself in situations in which two different groups of people with whom I need to engage are convinced they have, not only the Truth, but the last

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Protecting the Owyhee canyonlands in Oregon

The now-more-famous-then-ever Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is in Harney County, Oregon, not next-door Malheur County. Malheur County is the SE corner of the state, next to Idaho's SW corner, Owyhe

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Savings vs. Profits

Sometimes it is the juxtaposition of articles that gives them meaning. A couple of days ago I recall a meme that flashed through my Facebook feed. (I tried to find it again to link to it here, but aft

1 day ago

Laura Lee (Site / Info)

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A DiEM 25 (Democracy in Europe Movement) group has started in Cambridge

As regular readers of this blog will know, in February I became a member of DiEM25, the Democracy in Europe Movement an initiative started by, amongst others, Yanis Varoufakis. As a recent post of min

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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A Year of Good Things

I started doing Three Good Things ago a year ago today. I wonder if I started it in a journal. Since I was probably at Rites of Spring. It’s an excellent practice just like 6 months or so of this blog

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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A ride over to Lidgate Castle

A meadow on the way out of Cambridge Yesterday I took a longish spin on the Copenhagen-Pedersen out into Suffolk to visit the site of Lidgate Castle which was built c. 1143. As you'll see in the follo

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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the science of touch

Tim Holton sent this article about touch: What the Science of Touch Says About Us. And what we can hope is that someday education begins to make use of what science knows about learning. So far, they

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)