Each Thursday afternoon classes at ESSA things slow down just a bit at the end of the day for "Studio Stroll" to which members of the community are invited to drink wine, eat snacks and see what stud
Armless, Legless Man A Reflection on Case Five of the Gateless Gate Glenn Taylor Webb, Osho Text The priest Xiangyan (Kyogen) said, “It is as though you were up in a tree, hanging from a branch with y
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Crossing National Public Radio (NPR) Off My List for Health Care Coverage | naked capitalism: “Cobble together the votes” is sloppy language that conflates two arguments: First, a sin of commission: T
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Healing the Wounds of Turtle Island was a powerful, moving, four-day gathering, with teachings and ceremonies led by Indigenous elders from near and far. It included the stories of so many people, ma
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Just over a month into the new city composting program, things are going gangbuster. 1,716 tons of "very, very clean" material that will not be going into the landfill, but will gracefully decompose m
“There are bees in every hive with inherent imperfections: they cannot navigate from the directions given by others. They fly off everywhere. They are always getting lost. They never gather much polle
Your closest friends are probably the people you can tell everything to, the ones who hold you up in hard times, the ones you can count on to understand the deepest reaches of your heart. But there’s
Max Fleischer was born on this day, the 19th of July, in Krakow, in 1883. He would become a cartoonist, animator, film director, actually also an inventor, and a producer. Fleischer began his career a
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SUNNYVALE, Calif –Jason Mankey credits his public visibility as a Pagan to the blog he writes on the Patheos Pagan channel, Raise the Horns. He is also currently that channel’s editor, a position whic
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The Trans Affirming Collective is a group of transgender and gender expansive and allied members who work together to help the congregation become a more affirming community for all gender identities.
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The third principle of Unitarian Univeralism asks that we covenant together to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations. This is a ve
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Arrested As An Act of Moral Obedience - A Reflection on the Healthcare Debate from Rev. Robin Tanner
The Rev. Robin Tanner, minister of worship and outreach at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit, NJ, joined the Revs. William Barber, Traci Blackmon, Jennifer Butler and others outside
On Twitter, talking about the new star of Dr. Who, John Bullock said, Oh hang on. I'll accept a lady doc, black doc, gay doc, trans doc... but make the doc not British and I'm out. Some lines you don'
Oscar Wilde trivia of the day: The Times of London today ran an obituary of David Gainsborough Roberts, described as an eccentric collector. Among his treasures were: …Queen Victoria’s embroidered dra
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Reykjavik — According to local sources, construction on the much-anticipated Ásatrú temple has been halted. “The unique design of the building, by architect Magnús Jensson, is not simple in execution.
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Rev. Beth Banks is the Senior Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis. She journeyed with other UU Religious Professionals to the Arizona-Mexico border in 2014. Below is her reflection
by Kay Whitlock The legacy of the private school movement born of mass resistance to desegregation and the structural violence and inequality that animate it remain with us today. It is not possible t
Kay Whitlock Queer (In)justice Considering Hate
I am attending to the final details on the box guitar for Woodcraft Magazine. The bit of blue tape is to glue down a chip that was coming loose. The steel plate for attaching the strings is ready to a
Jeffrey A. Lockwood A Gary Snyder poem helps me find my way in our messed-up world.