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Millions of Adrian Petersons

First the good forecast — pro football player Adrian Peterson caught causing major permanent harm to at least two of his children newly exposes this nearly ubiquitous problem. That could well mean abu

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Harrumph! (Site / Info)

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What “Redskins” Really Means: An Origin of Violence and Genocide

In the following excerpt adapted from An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discusses the violent origins of the term “redskins,” and the his

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Can Unitarian Universalism Speak To #Ferguson? (Thoughts One Month After)

With the news that the grand jury investigating whether charges should be levelled against Officer Wilson has been extended until January (not a good sign) and polls showing the wide chasm between how

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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The singularity will not be televised

Nicholas Carr handily distills George Lakoff's argument out of Michael Chorost's take on your brain on metaphors, a topic bound to be a rich stew. The longer item addresses the response I had to Lakof

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Thai Buddhist Festival (Special Invitation)

by Brad Garbus I wanted to extend a very special invitation from Wat Pasantidhamma, the Buddhist Temple in Carrollton, to attend their Festival and Thai market. I apologize for the extremely short not

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Why “Millennials” Leave

This blog post gives a conservative Christian “millennial” young adult’s perspective on the times and why young adults are not coming to church. The reasons seem more timeless than something to do wit

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Reflections (Site / Info)

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The Day We Figured Out How To Stop Cancer… And Then Didn’t.

Oropharyngeal cancer is one of the hardest cancers to treat.  Hard on the physician, I mean. Hard on the patient, ... Continue reading

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The Earthen Path

As we commence a year together focused on what it means to be a compassionate community, I am particularly curious to see what I will learn about compassionate boundaries between others and myself.  L

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The Grove (Site / Info)

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Take Action to Stop Deportation of Rosa Robles Loreto

As Co-Executive Director of UU Justice Arizona, I am called to stand on the side of love with my undocumented neighbors here in Arizona. For too long our communities have felt the pain caused by a mis

9 hours ago

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Contradictions: On the Road 3

In real life, this Neal Cassady, with his crazy intensity of life, unstoppable energy, overwhelming charm, and savvy hustle, did only a little writing: published some poems and an autobiographical nov

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History is Inspirational Not Authoritative

Ronald Hutton’s new book Pagan Britain shows how history can provide a framework and inspiration for our own beliefs and practices, but it cannot tell us the One Right and True Way. If history teaches

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Comic Book Gods: The Wicked + The Divine

Almost from the beginning comic books have lent themselves to repurposing mythology in order to tell stories. Usually this process was indirect, with new characters like Superman and Batman acquiring

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

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feathers...

This morning my first through 4th grade students will attempt to carve wooden feathers. Almost the whole school from 1st through 9th grades are engaged in the study of Ornithology, as part of our 4 ye

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Motivation Toward Ministry, Part 3

In Parts #1 and #2, we created this chart and defined external/internal and history/future as dimensions of our possible call or deepest motivations. Let me place myself on this chart and explain my d

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“The Poetic Expression of Unitarianism”

I’m going to meditate on the tradition of “lyric theism.” But first, some documents to give some context. From Modern Words of Religion, edited by Carlyle Summerbell (1915) THE POETIC EXPRESSION OF UN

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Study Group

Students form themselves into study groups on the assumption that we can learn from each other, that each of us brings our own skills and needs, and together we have access to more complete informatio

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Sulkowicz’s story: universities treat assault with contempt

No justice, no peace. Emma Sulkowicz was not the first woman to be raped at a university in the United States. She is, unfortunately, far from the last. The epidemic of sexual assault in the college s

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Trying to Prove that Old Soldiers Never Die

You have to hand it to Jean Thurel, the Frenchman had stamina. As a strapping lad of 18 from Orain, Burgundy on September 17, 1716 he enlisted in the Régiment de Touraine with which he remained on act

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Susan Frederick-Gray v. Joe Arpaio

UU World reports that the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray joins a federal class-action lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Jospeh Arpaio. “I joined this case because these Arizona laws are another

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Girl Scouts and UUism

The new 2014 edition of Religion in Life for Girl Scouts in grades 4-12 is now available online for UU Girl Scouts, their leaders, and their parents to use at no charge. Activities and projects invite

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