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UU A Way Of Life August, 2014, theme

The theme of the month of August, 2014 on UU A Way Of Life will the third principle of Unitarian Universalism, Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations. Ple

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Book of the month for August, 2014, The Green Boat by Mary Pipher

The UU A Way Of Life book of the month for August, 2014 will be The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves In Our Capsized Culture by Mary Pipher.

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Let us Celebrate!

I’m writing you today with a different request than usual. It may not seem important at first, but I believe that is has a profound spiritual value: I want you to celebrate. Specifically, I want you t

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Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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A Meditation on Water

Detroit is turning off water to the poor. Las Vegas is running out of water. Water isn’t a human right, or maybe it is, if you pay for it. Water is very much in the news. Join me in contemplating the

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In the opening for his latest op-ed, Nicholas Kristof's Idiot's Guide to Inequality, this: "Data from Amazon Kindles suggests that [Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century may be the 'm

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Uncovering the Past: Nero’s Revolving Restaurant and more

As some Pagans attempt to revive ancient or indigenous religions they often rely on the work of historians, primary texts, and archaeologists. For this reason, when something new pops up that challeng

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

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Harassment is Not Terrorism

My colleague, Deanna Vandiver recently wrote of her experience with protesters who disrupted Sunday services by spewing words of condemnation at the congregation.  She characterized the experience as

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About Our Inherent Worth (Site / Info)

The Fool on the Hill

While watching the news last night (maybe it was, but more likely The Daily Show's meta-news), after the run-down of the Democrat-appointed judges vs. the Republican-appointed judges' latest detail pa

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The Master of Irony Is Released from Prison

It was on this day in 1901 that William Sydney Porter was released from prison. A former pharmacist, bank teller, and sometime journalist, it was Porter’s work as a bank teller that led to his indictm

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Why Unitarianism?

This post is the first in a two-part series reflecting on Unitarian Universalism. Next week, I plan to write about “Why Universalism?” For me, the move from Liberal Christianity to Unitarianism Univer

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Help for teachers...

This is the time of year when teachers contact me about planning their programs for the next year, so it is also a good time for me to dig through the blog and answer questions. How to secure a piece

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

back to cursive...

Students now tell their teachers when they've been told to read something written by the human hand, "I don't do cursive." What a dumb thing schools have done to eliminate hand writing from our studen

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

House on Fire: Church Attendance in the US

There it is, yet another study indicating that the number of American Christians who attend churches regularly has dropped yet again. (see link below) Currently the number of those who attend church o

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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An unexpected source of Universalist prayers

The Optimist’s Good Morning is a book of prayer and written selections, published by Little, Brown in 1907 but it’s originally a Universalist Publishing House title, and so not surprisingly full of Un

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Story of the day - The Bullshit Express

John Lago, the young hit man in Shane  Kuhn's novel, The Intern's Handbook, says on p. 37 "Our minds are not interested in truth. They are our private twenty-four hour news cycle putting a constant sp

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Story of the day

Fairness, equity leads to compassion

When we are sensitive and aware of the drive and desire to be fair in our relationships with others we become naturally more compassionate. Compassion flows from an awareness that often in life things

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Principle 2 Justice

Making a Splash

Stunning plumes of spray happen when the ocean crashes up against a rocky shoreline. While coming to rest on a soft, sandy beach is a lot more pleasant, we are often at our most impressive when we run

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


The St. Louis Commune of 1877—America’s First General Strike

There were days of good order in St. Louis thanks to the Directorate of the Commune--until racial division and Federalized militia arrived and matched the battle scenes to the North and East, like thi

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

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Sweet Success

The annual cream puff was purchased and devoured. This alone means vacation has been a success. Envious? Here's the recipe.

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

July 24–Departures: Stories, Part 3

For the third time, I come with a reflection on stories as a most important human point of departure. At the 2014 Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly, Sr. Simone Campbell gave the hono

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Joliet, Ill., to Kearney, Neb.

We started driving at nine in the morning, quickly leaving behind the crowded roads of Chicagoland. Water towers are prominent features of the midwestern landscape, and traditionally the municipality

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Buffalo is Rising

If you are not in Buffalo right now, you may be unaware. Buffalo is revitalizing. Buffalo is coming back. Allow me to describe some context: When I left Buffalo in 2010, the story that residents told

16 hours ago

This Too Will Pass (Site / Info)


God Revised, revised available for free.

God Revised, revised is available both in hard copy and in a PDF for free. If you would like a hard copy, send your address to davidgmarkham@gmail.com. If you would like a PDF file request it in email

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Big Questions and Grains of Sand

“It is our nature not only to see that the world is beautiful but to stand in the dark, under the stars, or at noon, in the rainfall of light, frenzied, wringing our hands, half-mad, saying over and o

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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Amendment 1 Worskshop

Next Wednesday, July 30, 6:30-8:30, FUUN will host an Amendment 1 workshop for Unitarian Universalists, presented by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Light dinner and childcare will be

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FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

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Blogging Updates

This is just a quick post to say that I've been writing less for this Rev. Cyn blog in part because I've been writing for other locations.  If you want to be reading more from me than you're getting h

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Rev. Cyn (Site / Info)


So you want a female character to carry a gun? Three Flashbang bra videos.

See the draw in the previous video around 4:20. In the next video, it's around 12:25. And this one's all about the draw: I'm sure bra holsters fall under Rule 34, but you'll have to do your own googli

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

The Lie We Have Been Told

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Call And Response (Site / Info)

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Building a Better World - Volunteers Needed for ESL Classes

by Alisha LoftinDid you know that Houston has one of the largest immigrant populations in our country?  About 22% of Houston residents were born in another country.  According to the Daily Beast, Hous

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Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church - Blog (Site / Info)


Economic Justice Is Not a Gift

Tipped-Minimum Wage is  $2.13 hour. Some think that’s enough. Watch “The National Restaurant Association: Hard to Stomach” video, produced by Restaurant Opportunities United (ROC United), re-posted on

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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