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Down for the count.

Sanding, music, dance, math and the power of attention...  This morning, I am sanding boxes, and am in the third course, having gone from the stationary belt sander to 120 grit and 180 grit sand paper

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Addressing Safety at Pagan Conventions and Festivals

As the immediate shock regarding the arrest of Pagan author and musician Kenny Klein on possession of child pornography wears off, a wider conversation in the Pagan community on event safety and sexua

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

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Thomas Hobbes published in 1651 Leviathan, 

the most cogent attack of the times upon the voluntary principle. In his view the church should be only an arm of the sovereign; indeed, no association of any sort was to exist apart from state contro

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Stone By Stone (Site / Info)


The Future is in Color

Rainbow America By Amanda Froelich on the True Activist blog: With the increasing trend of interracial partnerships, it’s much more common for an individual to belong to a variety of hereditary backgr

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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Be a Part of Change You Can See!

Want to know how you can get involved in the local, healthy food movement in response to global climate change?  Want to enjoy one of our great potluck lunches?  What to learn more about the Earth’s m

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Singing the Way

Go ahead–you know you want to  sing a song ofthe earth to a new tune. The imagination more real than real—isn’t the song sung deep all songs, and madness firmly embraced, all clear-eyed sanity? Sing o

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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Lent (Day 38) — Jimmy Breslin, “The Church that Forgot Christ”

On p. 153, Jimmy Breslin quotes his wife, Ronnie Eldridge, a New York politician, and Jewish, after pointing out the Catholic (esp. Irish Catholic) obsession with the Jews as some dark force subvertin

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All-Soulo (Site / Info)


Pagans, Cheasters, and Nones: Easter and Open-Source Religion

This coming Easter morning, many people will rise and look east. Some will go to a Christian church for their only visit this year. Many will be reminded by priests and preachers that this one day is

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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It is like a dear home meal…

It is like a dear home-meal, a family supper, where the Elder and the younger brothers meet around their Father’s table. It is like a farewell meal just before a dear one goes away from home on a peri

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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All the Colors

You might always get the same favorite flavor of ice cream or coffee drink, but a handful of jelly beans brings you a random assortment of flavors and colors. No doubt you will prefer some tastes to o

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


"Compassion for myself is a slow growing crop, however carefully tended it yields an unreliable..."

“Compassion for myself is a slow growing crop, however carefully tended it yields an unreliable harvest.” - Barbara Pescan (Unitarian Universalist, clergy, poet) Morning Watch: Meditations

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"Grief is only the memory of widowed affection. The more intense the delight in the presence of the..."

“Grief is only the memory of widowed affection. The more intense the delight in the presence of the object, the more poignant must be the impression of the absence.” - James Martineau (Unitarian, cler

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Unitarian Universalist Quotes (Site / Info)

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April 17 – Metamorphosis: Awaiting Primavera

Across much of the nation, it seems as though Winter is reluctant to release its foothold on the here and now.   Or perhaps it is merely that Spring, having awakened just slightly later than usual, de

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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National Poetry Month—From the Harlem Renaissance

Archibald John Motley, Jr.   Blues 1929 From time to time there are magical, fertile places—communities that for one reason or another fairly burst with new energy and creativity producing artists of

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

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Stopping the itch

The first time I learned about family systems theory, I was told "A system will do anything to stop pain." This week, I'm substituting "itching" for "pain." Have you ever been REALLY REALLY itchy? Lik

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Some Men Really Are Scum

(WARNING: This post contains a LARGE amount of profanity. If you are put off by profanity, I do suggest that you skip this one.) *Also, I do realize that no one is perfect, certainly not myself, and t

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The Loving Room (Site / Info)

Bring Out the Festal Bread: The Half-Won Blessing, 1

Exodus, Chapter 12, verses 21–34: “Then Moses called all the elders of Israel and said to them: ‘Go, select lambs for your families, and slaughter the Passover lamb. Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Half-Won Blessing

Buddhist stories at April 27 church service

All are welcome to worship service on Sunday, April 27, at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson to hear storyteller Elisa Pearmain share a number of stories from the Buddhist tradition that

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My Reluctance To Do A Sermon on Emerson

Delivered April 14, 2014 - Rev. David A. Miller © Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito A Unitarian Universalist Association Congregation—Solana Beach, Ca A subject I have been pondering l

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Shift Happens (Site / Info)

Rally 'round the trespass cattle

It's not clear if or when Bunkerville will be added to the militia lore that includes Ruby Ridge, Waco, and Oklahoma City but the arresting photo from Jim Urquhart a top The Atlantic's piece on the ir

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