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"Believe the Victim" — a cartoon

Related: Lynchings: By State and Race, 1882-1968 The National Registry of Exonerations has recorded 1,792 cases since 1989 of people who were convicted, then later found to be innocent. Some of those

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

cartoon lynching

Catherine Keller on “Ecologies of Diversity”

Catherine Keller, author of From a Broken Web, was the keynote speaker at the opening session of the 2016 Sacred Texts and Human Contexts conference at Nazareth College, Rochester, New York. This year

4 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)


Packing for the Mountain

Off to Rites of Spring a day early since Lanna, my wife, is on staff. Seems surreal but the packing is getting there. Cleaning the litter boxes was maybe the hardest part. I’m going to miss the kittie

5 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Hot enough for you?

Reported a month ago, on Bloomberg: three months in, it looks like 2016 will be the hottest year on record. "I estimate [a greater than] 99 percent chance of an annual record in 2016," Schmidt wrote o

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Honey, they blew up the House

Here's why anti-Obama fundraising is a more attractive pastime for Paul Ryan than running the House: "regular order" is looking like mayhem. The "not unless it's paid for" trope popped up to fight aga

9 hours ago

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"Uber of X" is not a compliment

Having never Uber'd, I can only guess at its pleasures and discontents. It's like a cab, only whizzier to call it, and cheaper (maybe), and the driver gets less money, and they're probably skirting re

10 hours ago

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Pagan Community Notes: Rev. Elena Rose, Caldera Musical Festival, Church of the Eternal Circle and more!

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — On May 19, Solar Cross Temple board member Elena Rose graduated from the Starr King School for the Ministry and, a few days later, was ordained by the historic Church for the F

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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RE NEWS by Joanne Dingus This year we have two students graduating from high school who will be bridging on June 5th. They will do a bridging workshop to help prepare them for this important transitio

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)


Those Mounties—Police as a National Symbol

A Northwest Canadian Mounted Police Constable in 1876. On May 23, 1873 acting on the advice of Canadian Prime Minister John A. Macdonald Queen Victoria gave her personal approval to the establishment

14 hours ago

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

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From Spacewars to Whole Earth to the future

Twenty years ago, when the world wide web was just kicking into high gear, I was an enthusiastic early adopter among my peers in a big technology company. We all had been using computers in our jobs i

15 hours ago

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A Feast for the Astronomers

You have to love the Episcopalians. They have marked out today as a Feast for Nicolaus Copernicus & Johannes Kepler. The Collect for the day begins, “As the heavens declare your glory, O God, and the

16 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


New models of youth ministry

The old model of youth ministry — inward-focused intensive overnight experiences like cons or rallies, plus weekly youth groups focused on community-building — still serves a significant minority of y

17 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

social justice youth ministry


This is not an abandoned blog. This is, however, a blog whose writer is deeply absorbed in things that are happening in the part of the world that is not the internet. A general update: This is the fi

17 hours ago

The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)


Beacon Press an ‘amazing story’ of success

Posts surplus revenues for 13 years in a row.

17 hours ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Love your neighbor first, not second

I told our UU middle school “Building Bridges” class that Humanism begins with loving all of our neighbors.

18 hours ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

it bears repeating.

Over the weekend, I've been going over plans for the new woodshop at ESSA to make certain the various pieces of equipment will fit the floor plan. This is all in advance of the architect's preparation

19 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

What You Pray For

“Never pray for justice, because you might get some.” ―Margaret Atwood When have you been brought up by being on the receiving end of justice? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spir

21 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


May 23–Belonging: What’s Waiting on You?

I recently enjoyed Krista Tippet’s interview with poet, David Whyte. Among many gems, Whyte noted that one cannot argue with poetry, “because if you can argue with it, it’s not poetry.  It’s prose.”  

21 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

Belonging UU 4th Principle

The Not So Monstrous Money Monster

When Jan & I went to see Money Monster, I was thrilled. I enjoyed the trailers, and am such a big fan of George Clooney and Julia Roberts, who together with Jack O’Connell star in the film. I was abou

23 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Not Finishing Books

My goal on Goodreads is 52 books this year. Or a book a week. Of course that only counts new books so I have read like 5 more than the 15 of 52 books I have read so far in the reading challenge on Goo

1 day ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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