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I could use a thousand spiders right now...

Wettest May on record...and June had its moments, too. The mosquitos are carrying away newborns and making us all anemic. Maybe not. But the bug bites may start a new fashion trend, or at least make u

1 hour ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Joliet, Ill., to Geneva, Ohio

It was not a pleasant day of driving. I left my rain coat at the motel, and lost over an hour driving back to get it. Traffic on the interstate south of Chicago was bad, as usual, made worse by the be

2 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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San Diego District 9 race: Sarah Saez is in to win

Labor and community activist Sarah Saez is running for San Diego City Council in District 9 as an independent left candidate. The District is undergoing heavy gentrification that threatens the large p

3 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Malcolm X, "A very beautiful thing", Bahar Mustafa, and #KillAllWhiteMen

In 1962, while Malcolm X was still part of the Elijah Muhammad’s Nation of Islam, Air France Flight 007 crashed carrying 122 white art patrons from Athens, Georgia and ten crew members. All of the pas

6 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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It's Not Your Fault

Buffy Boke asked me to elaborate on why I chose to include this scene from "Good Will Hunting" in a blog post about UU history. For those who don't know the movie, Matt Damon is the protagonist of the

7 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Media roundup: UUs celebrate SCOTUS marriage decision

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

8 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

5 Reasons You Can’t Find the Right Spiritual Path

Religion used to be simple: you learned the religion of your family growing up and that was that. Now there are more spiritual and religious options available now than at any time in history. But more

9 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Only One

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one” — John Lennon, lyrics to Imagine I’ve been quieter here, in this online space, than usual. Maybe you’ve noticed. Maybe not. There are a couple of

9 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties

The I Am UU project is in a bind, and we need your help. The short explanation is that we’ve had a computer fail at the worst time. It means that we will be publishing fewer new images and blog posts,

9 hours ago

I am UU (Site / Info)

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Why?

Originally posted on UU Fellowship of the Peninsula: For all that is our life! by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard Many parents dread that age when their child starts asking “Why?”  Not because they don’t wa

10 hours ago

Life's Too Short To Sing The Melody (Site / Info)

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Why?

For all that is our life! by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard Many parents dread that age when their child starts asking “Why?”  Not because they don’t want their child to be curious, but because whatever th

10 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Takei v. Thomas on "dignity"

In his dissent in the landmark Oberfefell v. Hodges decision issued last Friday, Clarence Thomas argued that "liberty" just means freedom from government action (and really, to the authors of the Cons

11 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

You’re Invited to QUEEN of HEARTS Coffeehouse Concert

Join us Friday, July 17, 2015 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM (CDT) First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215 $15.00 in advance/$20.00 at the door (20% of all

11 hours ago

FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

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FUUN Offices closed Friday, July 4th

If you have a pastoral care need or emergency, please email Layministry@firstuunshville.org or to report issues regarding FUUN’s facility or grounds, please contact Campusprep@firstuunashville.org.

11 hours ago

FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

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CELEBRATING SCOTUS RULING WITH #JUSTMARRIAGE

The U.S. Supreme Court issued their 5 to 4 ruling in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, establishing federal recognition of same-sex marriage. With this decision, marriage equality for same-sex couples

11 hours ago

UUA Top Stories (Site / Info)

My Own Little Blue Boat

BEAR by Beth Cortez-Neavel ecortez.neavel@gmail.com @ecortez_neavel Though below me, I feel no motion Standing on these mountains and plains Far away from the rolling ocean Still my dry land heart can

11 hours ago

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

#LivingUU Future of Faith

Because “As long as they’re having fun” is not enough

There are six words that I hear fairly often in Unitarian Universalist churches in discussing the religious experiences of our UU children and youth. They are six words that apparently sound innocuous

12 hours ago

Raising Faith {dot NET} (Site / Info)

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Summer Flames – Meditation for Fathers Day, 2015

Flames connect us. You know that it is the sunlight of a million summers, caught by photosynthesis, sealed in the earth, that we burn within car engines, moving us here, or there. We gather at fires i

13 hours ago

Rev. Thomas Perchlik's Weblog (Site / Info)

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Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

There are lots of articles and essays of interest to modern Pagans and Heathens out there, sometimes more than our team can write about in-depth in any given week. So The Wild Hunt must unleash the ho

13 hours ago

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

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White Supremacy, the Hate Frame, and Disruptive Imagination

By Kay Whitlock and Michael Bronski The Tribe/YouTube “What if sensational acts of hate violence, which media accounts often represent as aberrant, actually reflect existing community norms?” —Conside

14 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Quotes of the Day

It's a bit strange to go by an acronym, isn't it? That's why Tom Tomorrow says we like to call him John Ellis Bush-Bush, and this, below "an even more inspiring candidate": "TRULY, THE REPUBLICAN FIEL

14 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Deja Vu—Who’s Burning Black Churches?

It seemed that we had heard that song before.  In the days following the Charleston Church murders and the wave of public grief and support for the Mother Emanuel AME community people began to notice

14 hours ago

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

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Waking Up: A Mind Bubble Starting With the Religious & Secular in Buddhism

The Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, an American Buddhist monk and scholar, increasingly known for his social activism wrote a very interesting meditation, Facing the Great Divide, where he attempts to define

15 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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It’s about more than a handful of churches

White supremacy is maintained this way: An African-American family has some good fortune. They move into a nice apartment in a better part of town. Some white people are outraged. They threaten the fa

16 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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It's not the heat, it's the not cool

Hot, hot, hot around these parts, including both ends of Idaho we've been in over the last week. Topped out at 110°F in Boise on Sunday, followed by not below 80 overnight. The "low 100s" over the nex

16 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Black Churches, Black Lives, the Legacy of Whiteness

Nation Building The United States government has failed at nation-building and democracy-creating more often than not. And never so badly as in the case of the defeated Confederate States of America.

16 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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proportion

One of the questions that always comes up when I teach box making or furniture design concerns using the golden mean, based on a system of proportion based on the Fibonacci sequence of numbers. The go

17 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Awakened Soul

“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and parti

20 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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We are all bound up together

Frances E. W. Harper (1825–1911) challenged us to practice a religion of justice.

23 hours ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

July 2 – The Playground – Win, Lose, or Draw: Ties

Our 7th UU Principle says we have respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. I feel like we most exemplify this principle when we call a game a tie.  We say, “both of

23 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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