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Philosopher’s Stone

Played Dominion: Alchemy for the first time in a while (with Guilds) I remember it being annoying and even got rid of Possession when I was manic. It’s lets another player take your turn. But I really

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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House-hunting in Oaxaca

We’ve only been house-hunting in earnest for a few days. We arrived in Oaxaca Monday night, and have been staying in the lovely Al Sol Apartments for most of that time. They are a great short-term pla

7 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Without the will to punish

The death penalty is an odd animal in the 21st century. It’s not that there is a shortage of violence and cruelty today, rather that nations try all they can to classify their state-sanctioned as some

8 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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“They aren’t victims, you know. Once, I was beat up by a bunch of black kids coming home and I...

“They aren’t victims, you know. Once, I was beat up by a bunch of black kids coming home and I wasn’t doing anything to them. I almost died. People have to be held responsible for their actions. Black

9 hours ago

Little lower than the angels (Site / Info)

Undocuqueers: Coming Out, Twice

By Eileen Truax Just as with every Dreamer I meet, I found out about Jorge through someone else, who had met him through a friend. I met him in El Hormiguero, a community center in the San Fernando Va

10 hours ago

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

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Ripples:  Social action Council – July 2016

Stories and Dreams of UUSS on the Bus A middle-aged man with a worried face and calloused hands sat next to me on the bus.  Seeing my book, he asked if I was a math professor.  I told him no, I was ju

10 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

Circles - Highlights Social Action Council

Religious Education – July 2016

Love Will Win Again Dedicated to Orlando I woke up on June 12th very excited. It was telling my favorite story in service, we had our End of the Year Picnic and RE games, plus, I got to go back home t

10 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

Religious Education Circles - Highlights

Margret’s Musings – July 2016

Regeneration To so many of us, summer means vacation.  Summer is about rest and regeneration.  To quote John Lubbock, “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s

11 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

Circles - Highlights Margret's Musings

Save the Date: Western Regional Fall Gathering

Learning Together October 14-16, 2016 in Saskatoon Save the date for a very special fall gathering focused on reconciliation. This fall we are coming together as indigenous and non-indigenous people t

11 hours ago

Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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(6-27) Richland Center

Where am I? Two days in the mountains of Wis. Stayed by some Baptists. They gave bkfst w/devotions (see *). The morning felt good & I did 19 to Fountain City & Gatorade, eggs in Centerville & laziness

13 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Pagan Community Notes: Coru Cathubodua, Wands for Orlando, Brexit and more!

SAN FRANCISCO – Members of the Priesthood of Coru Cathubodua and its allies attended the city’s pride event to offer assistance with medical aid, safety escorting, and spiritual protection. Wearing th

13 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Robert Dobbs

(November 09, 1935 – May 23, 2016) Last month, as many of us departed from the Canadian Unitarian Council national conference on May 23rd, Bob Dobbs, active member of First Unitarian Church of Victori

13 hours ago

Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

community e-News

Refugee Sponsorship

The CUC received 15 uncapped spaces and 28 capped spaces for 2016. We hope to receive many more uncapped spaces in 2017 based on our sponsorship performance this year. This year’s capped missions are

13 hours ago

Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

social responsibility e-News

Truth, Healing, and Reconciliation Reflection Guide Update

The Building Bridges Through Understanding the Village workshop at the CUC National Conference in Vancouver was a great success. We were very happy to see how many people were excited by the workshop.

14 hours ago

Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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Independence Day: Resurgence: Bad Movie. Liked It.

Yesterday Jan & I went to see Independence Day: Resurgence. We knew it was supposed to be a bad movie. Of the one hundred and twenty-five professional reviewers counted on Rotten Tomatoes only thirty-

14 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Speaking of long distance travel

One of those "if you have to ask how much it costs, you probably can't afford it" offers from Stanford Travel/Study came in today. The trips that now look "modest" by comparison all seemed way expensi

14 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

A Gathering of Clergy

As many people were packing up and heading home after a successful Annual Conference and Meeting, close to thirty-five ministers began to settle into a further five days in community with each other.

14 hours ago

Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

Ministry e-News

Hillary For President Because…Diahann Carroll

In the summer of 1995, I was standing back stage on board the cruise ship Legend of the Seas. It was my first week as Production Manager and the guest star for this cruise was about to go on stage. …

17 hours ago

spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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Effingham, IL

This morning I am in a roadside hotel in Effingham, Illinois, relaxing just a bit on my way home to Arkansas. The last two days of my 9 days of classes were intense, as the small cabinet would have be

20 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

A Bird in the Hand

We are told that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, but that old saying presumes that the bird in hand is captive or dead. What is a bird worth that flies freely to your hand and rests there

21 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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June 27 – Listening: Do You Hear What I Hear?

Anyone here who has had a conversation with me over the last year or so  knows that I have been grieving and processing the death of my mother in November of 2104.  As the executrix of the estate my p

23 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Criminally Bad High School Murfin Verse

A while ago I put up a couple of posts which mined the 1967 issue of Apotheosis , the grandiosely named student literary magazine of Niles West High School in Skokie, Illinois.   Those pieces were pro

1 day ago

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

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The liberalism and unitarianism of Islam

Liberal Islam and liberal Unitarianism each affirm human rights—via two very distinct paths.

1 day ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Winnemucca to Evanston, Wyo.

I love the green valleys in northeastern Nevada, nestled along the Humboldt River and minor creeks and seeps. At the lowest points, where there is water, everything is bright green at this time of yea

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips

Daily Practices

We all have daily practices. Simple stuff like how we get up. Showering, flossing, brushing teeth. Walking the dog, feeding the cat, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, etc. One of my daily practices is

1 day ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Custer’s Last Stand, Pt. II: The Little Bighorn’s Grandson

140 years ago today (June 27, a column of soldiers discovered the bodies of George Armstrong Custer and 210 of his soldiers on a desolate ridge in Montana, above the Little Bighorn River. Dug in atop

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Dennis McCarty (Site / Info)

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Voting with Mr Benn

This past week just gone I turned 36 years old. It passed really without thought - a cursory glance at the past ten years, where I was at compared to now, and then further backwards to roughly fifteen

1 day ago

Life in 361˚ (Site / Info)

politics and society

Today Brexit, Tomorrow President Trump

Ordinary people are angry and frustrated and rightly so. But too many are blaming their problems on “them” and too many politicians are more than willing to exploit that anger and frustration for thei

1 day ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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June 26, 2016

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Ravenstone's Reflections (Site / Info)