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Happy July 4th

“Neither Pagan nor Mahamedan nor Jew ought to be excluded from the civil rights of the Commonwealth because of his religion.” – Thomas Jefferson, quoting John Locke “…the Government of the United Stat

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

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Pondering the Fourth, the Flag, and the Murfins

Note: This is adapted from posts on this day in 2007 and 2012. At the Murfin estate, down by the funeral home out on Rt. 176 in Crystal Lake, Illinois, the little house on the corner—wave when you go

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

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Driving change...

Dale Dougherty, editor of Make Magazine and founder of Maker Faire was interviewed by KQED about the need that kids have to make things, and whether or not making should be included as the standard st

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Independence Day

Folks in the US celebrate the 4th of July as Independence Day, the day that marks the independence of the colonies from England. But many people celebrate very different independence days, such as the

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Disoriented

I got lost today.  I missed a turnoff because I didn't see the sign, and my phone couldn't find my location to holler at me that I'd left my chosen path. I did not realize I was lost until I ran out o

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

July 4–The Playground: Playing Well

This anniversary of our nation’s independence comes on the heels of many events that cause us–regardless of one’s political views–to reflect on the meaning of our values. Civil Rights.  Life.  The Pur

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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RevSean (Site / Info)

cecilia37: The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Chapter 4. by...

cecilia37: The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Chapter 4. by olgakattg

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RevSean (Site / Info)

REPORT: Trans Students Have Caused Zero Incidents in Bathrooms Nationwide

REPORT: Trans Students Have Caused Zero Incidents in Bathrooms Nationwide: projectqueer: Shocker....

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RevSean (Site / Info)

The Human Cost of Freedom, thoughts for the 4th

If you are American, particularly if you are a white American, male, Christian (especially if you are Protestant), and most …<p>Continue reading →

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bay witch musings (Site / Info)

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Notes to a white religious leader

Notes to a white religious leader in a majority white denomination preparing to give a #BlackLivesMatter sermon: Nurture the hearts and souls of the congregation to be able to look at the racist insti

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Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Quasquicentennial

Didn't know that was a word before today, and after our Lieutenant Governor had made a go at it and been spell-checked into getting it right. That'd be a 125-year anniversary, such as Idaho celebrates

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A Bit of Fun Every Day

by Katy Carpman, Director of Religious EducationDo you always keep a Facebook tab open? Maybe the app pings on your phone as your close friends post or someone comments on your latest picture or insig

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Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church - Blog (Site / Info)

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Independence Day Food for Thought

As we prepare to celebrate our military families with a cookout on Saturday, July 18th – and don’t forget to sign up here – I thought I’d share part of a blog post from Rev. Cynthia Kane. She calls he

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Rebuild the Churches. Black Lives Matter. Go USA.

This week: black churches burned, our the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association passed an Action of Immediate Witness in support of the Black Lives Matter movement calling for “po

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Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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Thinking Fourth

On this day is 1776 a remarkable document was signed by fifty-six men. The principal author was Thomas Jefferson. The document itself the product of high minded idealism, and low politics, including t

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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The Dawn of the Age of the Automobile Age

Karl Benz, creator of the first modern internal combustion engine automobile. On June 3, 1886 inventor Karl Benz rolled his latest creation, the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, a light weight three wheeled ca

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

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Interdependent Web: If black people did not have to stand alone

A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism.  

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Best comment on Bernie Sanders and the Sheepdog Theory

Something two or three of you might find funny. Or infuriating. And the rest will go "Huh?", which may be best, but I'll give a short preface to try to explain this anyway: US socialists can currently

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Column: The Magic of Play

Let’s try something.  Here’s a simple task developed by psychologist Nancy Napier (2014). Take a sheet of paper and draw two horizontal lines a couple of inches apart. Now start a timer and write “I a

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

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