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Clay

I have been known to dig up some of the front yard, pull out the rocks, and knead the clay into something my kids can play with. It takes some work and water, but boom. Next thing you know you … Conti

4 hours ago

a few words here and there (Site / Info)

personal Buffalo Dystopia

Staying Over in NYC

It’s actually not that far as the crow flies. A 95 minute drive in good traffic to Madison Square Park.  But, good traffic isn’t the norm in New York City. It does take longer to take the train, but n

5 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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The alt-center, censorship, and the weaponizing of poverty: a scattershot note

1 If your response to a Twitter tiff is to go running to someone's employer, you view poverty as a weapon and are a terrible person. — Emily Robinson29

8 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

alt-center censorship / free speech social justice warrior

Little Celebrations #15: Liturgical Quotables

Let each of us be here as a gift to all others: gifts to friends, to families, to the community about. Gathered in this place of spirit and refuge, with faith and reason, with commitment and action, l

8 hours ago

Dennis McCarty (Site / Info)

Little Celebrations

Yule Story

A myth about the Holly King and the Oak King for this Yuletide season. The post Yule Story appeared first on Nature’s Path.

11 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Column: the Virgin of Guadalupe – a Colonial Crossroad

There is something special about being a polytheist. Belief and practice with multiple gods necessitates an understanding that all gods are real. Certainly, polytheists argue over a “hard” or “soft” a

13 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Post-factual election results

Props to Mark Newman of the University of Michigan's Department of Physics and Center for the Study of Complex Systems, for (a) his mapping of the 2016 US presidential election results, (b) his clear,

13 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Turning: How Shall We Choose?

   The world in which Mary found herself unmarried and pregnant was far from a happy one. There were greedy people misusing their power and authority to destroy the lands they occupied or administered

13 hours ago

http://revnaomiking.tumblr.com/ (Site / Info)

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When Technology Outruns Reason, Pt. 2

(This is another excerpt from my book, Monuments: One Atheist’s Intimate Religious Reflection.) I was driving across southern Idaho’s Snake River Plain, which is the bleak bosom of American Nuclear Re

14 hours ago

Dennis McCarty (Site / Info)

Monuments

Prayers for the Water Protectors & Those In Solidarity

Sunday, December 4, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19 th Generation Keeper of White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle, and Spiritual Leader of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nations calls on people of heart, faith

15 hours ago

http://revnaomiking.tumblr.com/ (Site / Info)

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An inward colonization—what is at stake are new forms that have never been—Gustav Landauer

[Here] is yet another crucial fallacy: that one can – or must – bring anarchism to the world; that anarchy is an affair of all of humanity; that there will indeed be a day of judgment followed by a mi

16 hours ago

CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

anarchism Gustav Landauer

STLT#61, Lo, the Earth Awakes Again

And with one turn of a page, we enter the sublimely ridiculous. Yes, it’s time, in these last days of autumn, as the nights grow dark and cold, to begin singing our Spring and Summer songs. Because if

17 hours ago

http://farfringe.com (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Showing up for Standing Rock - This Weekend & Beyond

This weekend, people of faith and conscience will join the thousands of people holding prayerful witness in solidarity with the Water Protectors resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline. For folks traveli

17 hours ago

Our Stories - Standing on the Side of Love (Site / Info)

cultural recapitulation theory.

A much beloved cousin with whom I share the same birthday sent me a link to a New York Times Article recommending a youtube program, Primitive Technology. The article alone should convince my readers

18 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Pause

Imagine reaching up and up, through the green, silted water, toward the sun. You break through into air, a whole new element. And there, in bud, you pause. And then bloom. What in your life is waiting

21 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Tree of Life UU Congregation Offers a Safe Place in Troubled Times

Tree of Life UU Congregation has printed these up as flyers to distribute in the community as part of its outreach and commitment to being a safe space. The Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congreg

21 hours ago

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

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Publisher of universalist works has a sale

Wipf and Stock publishes more theological works that deal with issues of universal salvation (if not institutional Universalism) than anyone else — and probably on a scale unrivaled since the heyday o

1 day ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

Universalism Books

The Painted Word ****

I read Tom Wolfe’s classic “The Painted Word” today on the train ride in about how the critics determine what becomes the major works in modern art.  The idea of flatness and what the few determine is

1 day ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Trumporama

Starting with a first round of Trumpian diplomacy. Rang up the British P.M., Theresa May, to tell her “If you travel to the U.S., you should let me know,” and then tweeted who he thought she should na

1 day ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Rights Reading

Our weekly roundup of what we’re reading: a few select articles from the front lines of human rights that we don’t want you to miss. Haiti: Stateless People Trapped in […] The post Rights Reading appe

1 day ago

Recent Updates – Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)

Media roundup: Boca Raton congregation withdraws as voting site in support of mosque

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

1 day ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Attendance surges at Unitarian Universalist congregations after Trump’s election

Tina Porter UUs went to church in large numbers yearning for community, solidarity, and ways to serve.

1 day ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Beacon Behind the Books: Meet Wesley Updike, Business Operations Assistant

I’ve always loved books and viewed them as important tools, so by extension, I’ve probably always had an interest in the publishing business. A love of reading and writing led me to the realm of Engli

1 day ago

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

Xmas CTA: Engaging visitors during the holidays

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1 day ago

Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

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There is a time for every season…

I am weary. As the grey of a Seattle winter approaches the winter solstice, I find myself feeling the weight of this time a little more keenly. Between fatherhood, work, graduate school, Standing Rock

1 day ago

What's My Age Again? (Site / Info)

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Column: Musings on Propaganda in the Age of Authoritarianism

Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs. – Guy Debord *   *   * One of the first things I noticed upon arriving in France last summer is that battles were being waged on

1 day ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism capitalism fascism propaganda

In Praise of Being Temporarily Off-Kilter

Different people experience awe from different things. Overall, travel ranks high. A clear night and a star-filled sky gazed at for a while is also effective for many people. There are certain sensati

1 day ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Why Is There Awe

What I’m Doing

By Claire Sexton UUWF Vice President/Funding Programs I awoke on November 9 as if from a bad dream, my young son had made a mess that I wasn’t ready to deal with, and I’d stayed up late the night befo

1 day ago

Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (Site / Info)

Blog

We Need Each Other Right Now

As white parents, spouses and partners of people of color, it is our job to listen to and support our loved ones who are unequivocally threatened by a Trump presidency. It has also become clear that w

1 day ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

Keeping Up with the CLF

Interdependent Web: Finding our way in uncertain times

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

1 day ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)