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Blessed Samhain

Tonight and tomorrow is when most modern Pagans celebrate Samhain. Samhain is the start of winter and the new year according to the old Celtic calendar. This is a time when the ancestors are honored,

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

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Today in the wood shop...

I am working on an award base for the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and will also begin the process of assembling 120 inlaid boxes to be given as special gifts in December. The engraving o

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

To Know

Yesterday, in what was originally intended to be a quick stop-off for a cup of coffee at my parents' house before going on my way, I ended up finding myself in a lengthy theological discussion with my

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Life in 361˚ (Site / Info)

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Constantly Reinventing Halloween

Durids, who probably did not look like this, built bonfires on Samhain. I am guessing that readers of this blog are probably more familiar with the origins and development of Halloween than most folks

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

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Some Days Require Chocolate Pudding.

This is not one of my allegory posts. Just pudding. No pictures because too busy eating. Base recipe is Tyler Florence's, but I switched out ingredients some. 1 cup nonfat milk (I don't have whole mil

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Putting Gratitude into Practice

Originally posted on UU Fellowship of the Peninsula: For all that is our life! by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard “The discipline of gratitude reminds us how utterly dependent we are on the people and world

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Life's Too Short To Sing The Melody (Site / Info)

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Galen Project starts in Cambridge tomorrow evening — 7.30-9.30pm Unitarian Hall CB1 1JW

WELCOME  There is a course blog to which all are invited to contribute: http://galenprojectcambridge.blogspot.co.uk See also: http://www.cambridgeunitarian.org/reflection/courses http://blogs.exeter.a

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Religion and the Imagination, Bedford version

Almost exactly a year ago, I gave a talk “Religion and the Imagination” at the Unitarian Church of Quincy, Illinois. The text and audio of that Sunday service is here. (It’s slightly longer, and has t

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Free and Responsible Search (Site / Info)

new teachers...

Forty to 50 percent of new teachers leave the profession in their first five years. ( 9 1/2 percent leave their first year.) So why do they quit, and why do some stay? The Stowe family is one of dedic

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Sunday Services (November 2014)

Services for November 2014 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula theme: Resilience November 2nd: “Navigators USA — Nature, Inclusion, Community” Every first Sunday of the month, ou

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Truth and Meaning: The Character of Candidates

Halfway through writing a posting on brokenness for this week, I walked out to get the mail. Living in a house previously owned by a Republican, I have been exposed first hand to the character of thei

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Preparing to Hibernate

As the days grow shorter and winter draws closer, many beings are preparing themselves to sleep through the winter, living off what they have gathered in over the summer and the time of harvest. What

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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New Poetry—When You Wear a Hat as Long as This One

The hat was brand new on New Years Day 2002 when we gathered at the Art Institute cafeteria before heading over to a Lake Front anti-war vigil — with Michael Brennan , Ira S. Murfin, and Arlene Brenna

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

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Strengthening Our Resolve

"I'm not worried about churches in our tradition conforming to the culture. I'm worried about them not effectively engaging the culture," Moore said in an interview. "We have to be able to speak with

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

25 lecciones feministas para mis hijos

"Si quieres algo en la vida, tienes que llegar a una posición desde donde puedas conseguir las cosas por ti misma". No sé si lo haría intencionadamente o no, pero, con esas palabras, mi padre me dio m

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

How Do We Know What the Gods Want?

Unquestioning belief is not a Pagan virtue. How do we know what we know about the Gods? It requires using all our ways of knowing.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Illinois Quinn-Rauner Dust Up For Governor Draws Big Bucks, Raises Eyebrows

Not so cordial handshake between Bruce Rauner and Pat Quinn at a debate. Note: It’s the first election year since I hung-up my clipboard and precinct map after nearly 30 year as a McHenry County, Illi

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

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Pagans Join the Protests Against Fracking

In March 2014, the Pagan Environmental Coalition of New York City (PEC-NYC) formed after being inspired to action by Gasland (2010), a documentary on the U.S. fracking industry. It became their missio

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

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New On GA Talks @ YouTube

Campus Ministry Renaissance  Religious life on campus improves the scholastic performance  and quality of life for students. Rev. Cody Nielson presents the data, describes the new types of meaningful

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senses, grasping and comprehension...

Our Maker bot printing legos™</td> Comenius (1592-1670) had put forth his argument that the senses form the core of learning: "The ground of this business is, that sensual (sensuous) objects be rightl

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)