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from The Handbook by Epictetus

33. Start by figuring out a demeanor you can keep, alone and in company. Mostly, keep silent. Speak only when you have to, and then only a few words. If you must, talk. But don’t talk about the weathe

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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Ta-Nehisi Coates: Essential Summer Reading (and why freedom of the press was invented)

Though the idea had been around for millennia, the 1662 book Natural and Political Observations Made upon the Bills of Mortality by John Graunt generally gets credit for awakening European governments

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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at the start of day four

I am in the bench room of "Stowe Hall" at Marc Adams School of Woodworking, preparing for my students to arrive for demonstrations and work on their own boxes. The hall has a temporary name above the

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Seriously Now, Get Your Priorities Straight

This Facebook meme caught my eye yesterday and helped inspire this post. Get the tar pots boiling.   Slash those old pillows, you are going to need plenty of feathers.   There is probably a decorative

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

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Opening

Magnolias bloom in a vast profusion, curling open petals to the sun, exhaling sweetness into the warmth of the day. What opens your heart and allows you bloom? The Daily Compass offers words and image

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Journalism, propaganda, and the police

“Reporters are faced with the daily choice of painstakingly researching stories or writing whatever people tell them. Both approaches pay the same.” – Scott Adams  Since a very young age (like the age

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Connecticut churches share architect, dramatic flair

In Westport and Hartford, Victor Lundy designed dramatic expressions of mid-century Unitarian Universalism.

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I heart The Ruckus!

I heart The Ruckus!

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inexplicable beauty (Site / Info)

#DirkVermin #coverup

#DirkVermin #coverup

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inexplicable beauty (Site / Info)

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  “I decided it was my time to give back,” Khatib said. Along with First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, Khatib and other members of Masjid Toronto, a downtown Toronto mosque, are helping bringing

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The Syrian Refugee Problem and Why we Should Care

“Astonishing” and “unprecedented” are two words commonly used to describe the current Syrian refugee crisis. Since the civil war began four years ago, 11 million Syrians facing fear and persecution ha

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Issues Featured ISIS Refugees

vorpalgirl: nonedecidemyfate:lavendrmenace:Men: Don’t look like...

vorpalgirl: nonedecidemyfate: lavendrmenace: Men: Don’t look like a trash can Women: “Look pretty enough to show you’re a woman” because the only thing that matters to be a woman is to be beautiful, a

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RevSean (Site / Info)

How can we Help Keep the Iran Deal on Track?

Be informed.  Click to see an extensive, clear summary of the Iran deal on the White House web site.   On July 14, an historic agreement resolving the Iran nuclear issue was finalized in Vienna, culmi

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Issues Featured Peace with Iran

"People will kill you over time, and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like ‘be..."

“People will kill you over time, and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like...

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RevSean (Site / Info)

the-uterus: #WomenBetrayed is trending, so I thought I’d post...

the-uterus: #WomenBetrayed is trending, so I thought I’d post this in response.

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RevSean (Site / Info)

"The upside of revealing yourself and making yourself vulnerable and speaking your truth about your..."

“The upside of revealing yourself and making yourself vulnerable and speaking your truth about...

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RevSean (Site / Info)

Black Is Beautiful

It is 1972. I am 7 years old. My mother who normally wears her hair in a large easy to care for afro has just gotten back from the beauty parlour where she has had her hair whipped up into … Continue

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August 2015 Newsletter Available

The August 2015 newsletter can be found online here.

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)

How to Avoid the “Besieged Teacher” Trap

By Robert L. Fried Photo credit: Michael Anderson To a new teacher, or a teacher with years of experience, the twenty-first-century classroom can seem overwhelming. Along with the traditional challeng

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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