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Better Late to the Party than Never, Rhode Island

A political cartoon decrying Rhode Island's failure to ratify the Constitution. Always contrarian Rhode Island had stamped its tiny foot and threatened to hold its breath until it turned blue.   No, t

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

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In trying weeks a bit of distraction can be a blessing. This week it's Call the Midwife. Thank goodness for Netflix.

5 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

"the most holistic and accessible movement for radical transformation"

"Unitarian Universalism should be the most accessible and holistic movement for the radical  transformation of our culture." Start with the goal: we want the radical transformation of our culture. Jus

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism has an issue: radical goals and non-radical tactics

I finally wrote a full post on this tension I’ve had since September 2014 when I gave a guest sermon. This is based on “Not my father’s religion”, published in 2007. The contradictions in what UUs pro

7 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Campus Injustices and Summer Homework

Living near three college campuses—and our town high school—I am always very aware at this time of year that graduation is upon us. The side streets are jammed with overflow parking, the sidewalks are

11 hours ago

UUWF (Site / Info)


Appreciative Joy

Go Warriors I’m a happy Golden State Warrior’s fan, one who loved reading the sports page throughout the team’s campaign to take the Western Division. I delighted in rereading the wins and hearing the

12 hours ago

spirit flows thru -- Alison Rittger's spiritual reflections on finding the holy in the daily - blog (Site / Info)



The banshees scream In rage and despair Talons ready to rend Your soul Wings open in the night Turning dreams to fear Walk boldly Love the banshees It is not their fault But keep your distance There a

13 hours ago

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


people are not hot potatoes.

Last week, I officiated at the memorial service for a 99+ year old woman. Though raised Methodist, she and her first husband found the Unitarian faith when they were young adults, and they immersed th

16 hours ago

Speaking of... (Site / Info)

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At the Speed of Internet

I had hoped to write this sooner. That has been my mantra all month. It’s not that I do not want to write, or that I have not got anything to say; it’s that writing takes time, and so do … Continue re

17 hours ago

The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)

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Reach for the Stars?: The Collective Fantasy of Celebrity Culture

We live in a world where people increasingly turn to celebrity culture as a way of thinking about and striving for social mobility, whether through real life choices or merely through fantasies about

18 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

American Society Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? Tim Caulfield

A writing evolution (3)

The third shift in my writing and preaching in the past several years can be summed up simply: more courage. I’m accessing deeper truths in myself and speaking about the things that I see as most impo

19 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)


Life in Maine

As I was driving home yesterday, a few cars were stopped on the road, and three women were out of their cars standing close to the edge of the pavement.  I slowed down and stopped too.  Then I saw tha

19 hours ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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(It's in a spam bucket vein.) Over 67 million Americans have trouble sleeping. Youare no Online Education Start A culinary Improve Your Hearing In 1 7 days! Are your Kids safe.. With Your Neighbors??

19 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

The Rites of Spring Weaves its Web

BERKSHIRE MOUNTAINS, Massachusetts –For the 37th year, members and friends of the EarthSpirit Community gathered this past week for the Rites of Spring. Like many Pagan festivals, this is a private af

20 hours ago

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

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Getting Started: A Tiny Meditation on How Things Begin (and with that, How they End…)

As someone interested in the history of religions, I’ve observed how they often have multiple points of origin. So, for instance the Unitarian movement in North America might be said to have started w

20 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


community and craftsmanship...

Last night I attended the screening of "Eureka the Art of Being" at Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas, and participated in a panel discussion about the arts, and about my home town of Eu

21 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The Blessings of Darkness

darkness is not just the absence of Light; darkness is its own thing. Sometimes it’s essential – neither seeds nor babies can grow in the light, nor can wounds heal if held open

21 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Nuevas actividades: libros, clases, conferencias

Este mes de junio se me presenta lleno de nuevas actividades. Si algún lector está interesado por alguna, que me contacte en mi email, gabrieljaraba at gmail punto com. TWITTER PARA PERIODISTAS. Mi se

22 hours ago

GABRIEL JARABA blog (Site / Info)

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Religion American Style (and the Church of Crazy)

Off the Boat and Out of the Box Let’s face it, the United States has produced some way-crazy religions. Not to name any names, but anybody can name names . . . way crazy. Sometimes, when I hear from s

22 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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I hope that title shows up like I want it to. Sometimes symbols don’t work so well with WordPress titles, but this seems okay in preview. Anyway! That’s sort of how I see spirituality when I say or he

22 hours ago

Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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Dandelion Puff

The seed head of a dandelion is a terribly fragile thing—the slightest breath of wind can blow it all apart. Which is exactly what it was meant to do. If it were tough and sturdy, no new dandelions wo

23 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


The Century of Progress Thrilled, Employed Chicago

Compared to the famous World’s Columbian Exposition—The White City in 1893 or the New York World’s Fair of 1938, Chicago’s Century of Progress is not well remembered outside of its home town.  But the

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

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The Last Place You Look

That time when an important binder goes missing only to show up in a box of craft supplies... including the stash of empty tequila bottles for bath salts.

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)


May 28–Sanctuary: Separating the Separate

“Separation” comes from a Latin word that means “a severing.”  For millenia, human beings have recognized sacred spaces as places for the most persecuted among them to find refuge.  These places were

1 day ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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A Cold and Broken Hallelujah

I mentioned yesterday that I started writing in a journal as a teenager as a way of giving voice to my inner feelings.   I also noted that the fiction I wrote using that method was self-indulgent and

1 day ago

Laura Lee (Site / Info)

Writing Failure Publishing

The Obligations of Religion

The freedom of Paganism is a great thing, but let’s remember that good, strong, meaningful religion also carries obligations.

1 day ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Pedestrians, turned rulers of the asphalt

The fist clenched is only a sign of strength if done by thousands and not ones and twos isolated and rageful, the injustice flowing like table wine at a summer picnic the flag brilliant red is only a

1 day ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Covenanting Communities

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

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Rarely what there will be then

When the final drop is wrested from the hell-scorched bowels of an earth clinging to what it has, and which we mortal, animate souls should have never approached the sinking sensation of society, fren

1 day ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Buzz Coil: May 2015

 Some recent posts from blogs on our blogroll: Broomstick Chronicles: In her May 14 post, Aline O’Brien (a.k.a. Macha Nightmare) describes her reactions to the Marin (CA) Interfaith Council’s “Interfa

1 day ago

Medusa Coils (Site / Info)