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Big and Bold, soft and quiet

A few weeks ago, I got together with a couple of girlfriends for a weekend of relaxation, creativity, and friendship. After the typical chit-chat and talk about work and children and families, the con

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

happiness Dreams Photo Inspiration Challenge

What Dyngus Day Reveals About Racism in Buffalo

To get a few key qualifiers out of the way: I am an Italian-American Syracuse native who now resides in north-western Buffalo. I am writing as a complete outsider on this issue, lacking any particular

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Many Words (Site / Info)


Pulling the Weeds

 I thought I had writer's block. I realized, though, that what is actually happening is that I've been nervous to barf out m [...]

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The Family Pants - Blog (Site / Info)


Swim, Bike, Run...

by Maenad WiddershinsMaenad answered the Living Text Project question, "Is there something in you that is struggling to be reborn?" I have spent the last year or so trying to reinvent myself as a fitt

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Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church - Blog (Site / Info)


The private economic governments, including the multinational corporations

and even some of the professional societies, have become stronger than the public governments. One is reminded of James Madison’s warning that a principal threat to democratic public government would

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UUA Presidential Search Committee (Site / Info)


The other life

At each turning point of our lives, we may face several doorways in front of us, but we can only step through one of them. Later on, we sometimes ask ourselves what would have happened if we had chose

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The Grove (Site / Info)


Spotlight: UU Young Adults of Oakland, CA

Welcome to the Spotlight Series!  Each month we feature a different Unitarian Universalist congregation or community that is doing effective, innovative or otherwise interesting ministry with young ad

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

Young Adults congregation best practices Stories and Voices Spotlight

ten rules for students and teachers

These 10 rules for students and teachers was written by Sister Corita Kent in 1968 and popularized by composer Nickolas Cage. If you are a human being and not a machine, you will know that you are bot

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Why Do We Trust Ferries?

A dear Facebook friend, whom I hope to meet someday in person, has been riding one of America’s iconic ferries this week. At the foot of my own street, Lake Champlain Ferries are gearing up for anothe

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Politywonk (Site / Info)

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Paths to Freedom: The Half-Won Blessing, 4

Gloria The chains that bind us might be anger and blame. A few years back, I had friend, call her Gloria -- an activist. Gloria worked for good, for policy changes that would increase fairness and red

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Half-Won Blessing

West Virginia Man Arrested in Sex Abuse Case Tied to Wicca

On Monday, police in Bluefield, West Virginia arrested James Irvin on multiple charges of sexual abuse and sexual assault against children. Local West Virginia media say that according to the police r

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

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One way of looking at a blackbird followed by thirteen more whilst I registered the Memorial (Unitarian) Church in Cambridge for same-sex marriages . . .

A blackbird bathes this morning in our church garden  This morning I finally managed to sort out the matter of registering the Memorial (Unitarian) Church here in Cambridge for same-sex marriages. The

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CAUTE (Site / Info)

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Archives search: what is the verb of Universalist fellowship?

When you read the 1899 and 1935 Universalist basis of fellowship, you realize the talk of anti-creedal absolutism isn’t right, or isn’t quite right. But what did Universalist ministers (and presumably

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Universalism Mission and Polity Ministerial practice

I Dwell in Possibility

I dwell in Possibility – A fairer House than Prose – More numerous of Windows – Superior – for Doors – Of Chambers as the Cedars – Impregnable of eye – And for an everlasting Roof The Gambrels of the

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


My Dear Aunt Sallie

(This is a work in progress — expecting to edit but really like the idea.) My Dear Aunt Sally learn it in school Multiplication Division Adding Subtracting So 8*5/4-3 = 40/4-3 = 10-3 = 7 My Dear Aunt

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

Poetry acceptance The Blog No Filter

"Meditation, like a cool lake, has room for all the unexpected birds."

“Meditation, like a cool lake, has room for all the unexpected birds.” - Jacob Trapp (Unitarian Universalist,  clergy) quoted by Kathleen Rolenz, Sources of Our Faith

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Unitarian Universalist Quotes (Site / Info)

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"Sentiment lies back of all achievement. It is the dynamite that stimulates to noble endeavor and..."

“Sentiment lies back of all achievement. It is the dynamite that stimulates to noble endeavor and glorious action.” - Quillen H. Shinn (Universalist, missionary, clergy)  quoted in William H. McGalufl

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Unitarian Universalist Quotes (Site / Info)

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April 23 – Metamorphosis: Earth Day, the aftermath

During the UUCG Earth Day Celebration last night there was some discussion about what each of us individually, as stewards of the earth, can do to contribute to the environmental movement.  It was poi

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

change service choices Earth Metamorphosis

National Poetry Month—The Bard

  We are taking advantage of the anniversary of the William Shakespeare’s deathback home in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 23 1616 at the age of almost exactly 52.   I say almost exactly because his bir

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

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This is how the message ran...

I had an amazing dream this morning. I was standing on top of a city that consisted of a collection of small houses, which we realised would have to be turned into a tower for defensive reasons. Just

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the dance of the elements (Site / Info)

Pagan Dreams Earth

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