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The Most Adorable Way to Call Someone A Slut

I used to sing along to the Monkees “Cuddly Toy” when I was a little girl. It was not until years later that I realized that this song has got to be the most charming and adorable bit of slut shaming

2 hours ago

Story and Self (Site / Info)

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Our Theological House Part 2 – What Saves us

Pirates and Rabbi’s, Meg Barnhouse and Bob Marley, I love those combinations. It is funny how a mistake, like hearing a word wrong, can lead to an insight you might not have had otherwise.  Sermons wo

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Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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CalderaFest organizers look to 2019; ticket holders still have questions

TWH — The end of August dealt a bit of a setback to Pagan music fans when festival organizer David Banach published a series of posts on the CalderaFest Facebook page revealing that the concert was go

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Are you ready for some political football?

A friend said she was looking for book donations for a couple worthy causes. One was for women in the local jail, and self-help and psychology books. The other was for a long-term skilled nursing faci

5 hours ago

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Return Again and Again

This homily was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington on 9/24/17 as part of our annual Rosh Hashanah service. It reflects on the nature of life, of risk, loss and the power o

7 hours ago

RevWho (Site / Info)

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Empathy Is Beautiful

A service for all ages, exploring we can engage in empathy with all our senses. Matt Davis works for Colorado’s Arts in the Open non-profit organization, which “combines the arts and the outdoors and

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)


Reflecting on my pilgrimage to the sites of Polish Brethren Anabaptist Unitarianism

(This update is a little late, but hey.) In June I was on a Unitarian pilgrimage to the few remaining extant sites of Polish Anabaptist Unitarianism. As I have said before I increasingly see myself as

8 hours ago

Reignite (Site / Info)

Musical Interlude: For the Women Who Write-Judy Small


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Story and Self (Site / Info)

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The Manifold and the One—Lessons from the thought of Agnes Arber (1879-1960)

Agnes Arber This subject of this morning's address came to the forefront of my mind because last week I had to cycle over to Oakington to see an unwell member of the congregation. My route passed by t

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Cephalopods and Gray Parrots: the Evolution of Intelligence and Consciousness

How many times have complex brains with consciousness and complex intelligence evolved on the earth so far? What can we learn about ourselves by observing and communicating with these other minds? And

9 hours ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)


Humility and the fourth principle of UU

The UU fourth principle, the free and responsible search for truth and meaning requires an open hearted willingness to accept the truth which our Higher Power shows us. It is very hard to give up cont

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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STLT#359, When We Are Gathered

When it comes to film, there are genres and directors I am a fan of, those I dislike, and those I appreciate. For purposes of today’s post, I will say that I dislike horror and appreciate the director

12 hours ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Singability: Simple/Easy Tune Recordings Available Range: High Mood: Welcoming

a steady application of attention

Yesterday I applied Danish oil to veneered boxes, and I'm pleased with how they've turned out. So I began working on 9 more. These will be sold or given as gifts. The veneering is done as a form of pl

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Broken Open

Whether you’re looking for a chick or a hard-boiled egg, an eggshell’s ultimate purpose is to be broken open. Whether the breaking is destruction or liberation is all in the timing. When has the time

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


6 Critical Situations, 6 Helpful Books

Here are six critical situations on my Pagan journey and the books that were most helpful in getting me through them. And since my thinking has changed and there’ve been a lot of good books written si

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Liberal Religion & Buddhist Modernism: Or, We Can Blame the Whole Mess on Descartes

    Some years ago I wrote something and in it referenced the term “liberal religion.” One reader, a theologically trained person, in fact a Roman Catholic priest, wrote to me that he was concerned th

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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24 September 2017 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (24 September 2017) at 11:00 AM for “Keeping It Alive” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell. We are continuing our season in celebration of Unitarian Universalist history, tradition, herit

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

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Adult Religious Education — 24 September 2017

Please join us on Sunday (24 September 2017) at 9:15 AM as we continue in the spirit of the #uuwhitesupremacyteachin that we started on 30 April 2017. We will discuss the next four chapters — Chapter

21 hours ago

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

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A Thousand Words a Day

I just finished Ray Bradbury’s book of essays “Zen in the Art of Writing”. ***1/2 There a lot of good stuff in it.  From keeping images that can make a story later to writing with zest and gusto. Or t

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


That Would Be the Day is Today….

Buddy Holly, in glasses, and his Lubbok, Texas high school buddies were The Crickets and the put the cherry on top of developing Rock and Roll. The history of Rock and Roll is replete with firsts that

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

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