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Epictetus, from The Handbook

43. There are always two handles by which to grasp something— one is good to grab, the other useless. You’ve been wronged? Don’t grab the handle labeled “injustice.” You can’t carry wrongs that way. D

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meditations, translations (Site / Info)

Religion spirituality Poetry unitarian universalist humanism #uublogger #Stoicism


I think we are all very breakable. We all have our own traumas. Our own strengths. And we all need love. And “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” is fun and ridiculous.

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Everything is Nothing, With a Twist

Wisdom from Kurt Vonnegut. In case you were wondering. Of course, we find it in older texts, as well. From the Heart Sutra we hear it all summarized as “Form is emptiness. Emptiness is form. Form is e

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Jack Hanna Once Again Spews Nonsense About Orcas and Animal Rights

A mother and calf pass close by the lighthouse at Lime Kiln State Park, San Juan Island. Hoo boy. Here we go again. It seems as though everybody loves Jack Hanna. He's every cable network's favorite T

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Orcinus (Site / Info)

Merry May Day

For many Pagans, Heathens and polytheists around the world, this weekend is one to celebrate. The days surrounding the first of May mark many traditional spring festivals and religious holidays celebr

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism May Day Beltane Annika Mongan Candise Floralia Oliveology Pagan Federation Protomayia Snowhawke Thargelia Tim Titus Walpurgis Night walpurgisnacht

Visiting the Chinese Theatre and Taking a Peek Into our American Heart

Jan and I are settling happily into our Los Angeles, or more accurately as people have come to say while we were tramping around the country, SoCal lives. Last evening it was sufficiently cool that we

10 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Korwin and Jones.

bending wood for a box guitar box In my wood shop, I have been working on necks for box guitars and have three basic styles differing in their design and in their complexity to make. In addition I'll

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The Mutiny on the HMS Bounty Inspired Poetry

Bligh and his loyalists being cut adrift in the open boat by the Bounty mutineers in this early 19th Century lithograph. A man on board the ship is show throwing a cutlass to the outstretched arms of

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

Film Breadfruit trees Charles Laughton Clark Gable court martial Fletcher Christian Lord Byron. Mutiny on the Bounty Nordoff & Hall open boat Pitcairn Island Royal Navy Tahiti William Bligh

Celebrating Hoagy live in Leicester

Last night we took the Hoagy Carmichael show over to Leicester and the Attenborough Arts Centre. A good time was had by all. During the interval, a chap called Pete Bunney came up to us and kindly gav

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

Attenborough Arts Centre Chris Ingham George Double Hoagy Carmichael Jazz Leicester Paul Higgs Pete Bunney

Freedom to Err

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.” —Mahatma Gandhi What have you gained through having the freedom to mess up? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire sp

16 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


3 Things – Persephone

Ha…ha…ha. I recorded a video several days ago. I spent an hour on it. 3 takes because I was out of practice and kept losing my place. Unfortunately that meant it was pretty much unusable. I forgot cer

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Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

Death personal relationships grief Family Autism Mythology Myths Growing Up Comics 3 things Demeter Persephone Heroes & Myths beautiful darkness executive function gilmore girls journey (video game) making meaning tv shows video games

Noticing Little Things

I do like to observe and notice things. Like the smiles left behind by fallen bathroom hooks. How wood still smells warm after a chainsaw. Lenny’s play with me dance. Kids running in circles New birds

1 day ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


1 May 2016 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (1 May 2016) at 11:00 AM for “Righteous Among the Nations” by Susan Caldwell. The title refers to the distinction bestowed posthumously by Yad Vashem (the World Holocaust Reme

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

Adult Religious Education — 1 May 2016

Please join us this Sunday (1 May 2016) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class — “Spirit in Practice.” Our series continues with a session on justice practice. One of the essential errors

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

Trapped Documentary Screening (30 April 2016)

Please join us on Saturday (30 April 2016) at 7:00 PM for Trapped — a documentary on “Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers” (TRAP) laws and their effects on reproductive justice (link for trailer

1 day ago

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

May Flame

Goddess Circle       Annual Membership Meeting      Sunday Morning Forum           Games People Play        TCB       MAY BIRTHDAYS Roy Schilling Richard Hudgins Valerie Gecowets Caroline Fureymoore J

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Media roundup: Minnesota UUs get sex ed right

A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Another cycle ending

The urgency of the political fundraising pitches goes up at the end of every month anymore, and I'm struck by the disconnect between the attempted marketing and what might motivate donors. Today's not

1 day ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Hair, Glorious Hair

My friend Larry Ladd pointed out that it was today in 1968 that the musical Hair opened on Broadway. While I think attempts to capture cultural moments through such things as a musical are inevitably

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Trump, Bullying, and the Legacy of White Supremacist Terror: Let’s Call it What it REALLY Is

By David Stovall The 2016 report issued by the Southern Poverty Law Center (The Trump Effect) reveals a disturbing, but commonly known fact in US public schools: the United States has NEVER intended t

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Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

Politics and Current Events American Society Race and Ethnicity in America David Stovall