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Robert Reich, posted on Facebook: "At most, according to the State Department’s initial review, the Keystone XL pipeline would create 35 permanent jobs. But it would wreak dangerous environmental da

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Interview with Carey McDonald: the UUA.org launch

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

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fingerjointing boxes and smalll chests...

This morning in the wood shop I made a new jig for routing over-sized finger joints for large boxes and small chests. It is simply made and works on the order of the Gifkins Jig. The matching parts ar

1 hour ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The Long, Happy Life of Mr. Cub

Note:   I began to draft this upon learning of Ernie’s death.   But I couldn’t get it finished in time for a straight obit, so I finished it and am posting it now on his birthday.   I don’t think he w

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

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Truth and Meaning: To the Moon

I was 13 when Neil Armstrong took his first step on the moon. I remember sitting around the television with my family, all of us in rapt attention. Successfully landing on the moon was a monumental ac

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uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium (Site / Info)

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backward Bloom...

The following is from InformEd, an online commentary for educators, an article on Bloom's Taxonomy that I'd been asked to reference in the blog. I've done it, but not in the way they intended. "Broken

5 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Guest Post: Imbolc’s Invitation

[As this is the weekend that many Pagans celebrate Imbolc, we are taking a pause from our regular schedule and have invited Erick Dupree to share his thoughts on the seasonal celebration. Dupree is th

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

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Remembering Thomas Merton Just for a Moment

Thomas Merton was born on this day in 1915. While it is conventional among Christian churches to acknowledge their holy ones on the day of their death, when they go on to the heavenly reward, me, I va

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Get Ready for Love: National Standing on the Side of Love Day is just around the corner!

2015 marks the sixth year we have re-imagined Valentine’s Day as “National Standing on the Side of Love Day,” when the very heart of the Standing on the Side of Love campaign comes to life. On this da

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

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Take a Leap

You can prepare. You can contemplate. You can weigh options, and list pros and cons. You can do a cost/benefit analysis. But if you’re on the end of the high dive, at some point you have to jump. What

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Compassion & Choices Lobby Day in Annapolis—Join Us

The post Compassion & Choices Lobby Day in Annapolis—Join Us appeared first on uusocialjustice.org.

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January 31–Sheltering Walls: Among You

The religious leaders were giving Jesus a hard time one day as he tried to talk about what the Kingdom of God was like.  They wanted details:  time, date, description and email address.  In the Gospel

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Love and Guts

My husband adores chopped liver. I inherited his grandmother's recipe, and once or twice a year I set aside my visceral dislike of that particular organ meat, and make him a batch. I'm prepping a turk

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Propaganda Aside, Keiko's Rescue Was Successful in Saving Him

One of the abiding problems that the people organizing to end the captivity of killer whales face is the reality that our mainstream national media -- being mostly corporate entities themselves -- are

19 hours ago

Orcinus (Site / Info)

The phone company

If you read the previous item (below), that headline might make you wonder if this was about privacy too; but no, just business. Back when the dot.com bubble was raging, I had a notion to track one of

20 hours ago

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Recognition and Thanks

For all that is our life! by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard “Love is the spirit of this church, and service is its law. This is our great covenant: to live together in peace, to seek the truth in love, and

23 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Supporting women’s health in New Orleans, and other UUs in the media

New Orleans church supports women’s clinic Despite harassment from pro-life protesters during a worship service earlier this year, members of First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans, La., a

23 hours ago

uuworld.org : UUs in the Media (Site / Info)

UUs in the Media

Love's The Only Engine Of Survival

There is no method to this anxiety, this imprint of a ghostly skeleton's palm embedded on my chest. Why can I still hear its voice? Why this cavernous echo from a time long past when I awkwardly built

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The Loving Room (Site / Info)

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RevSean (Site / Info)

All your base are belong to us

China now has the largest, and best-controlled economy in the world. The U.S. has enough attitude momentum to let us imagine "we're #1" (certainly through Super Bowl Sunday and the Academy Awards), bu

1 day ago

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Multigenerational Leadership – A Place at the Table

An Open Invitation I was invited to preach on Sunday, January 25th, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead. I chose to frame my sermon around Thich Naht Hahn‘s concept of bodhisattvas and

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

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The longest journey

The moral arc, the words of our parents and grandparents, what Jesus is supposed to have said, all that. The chairman, Rep. Tom Loertscher spoke last, and assured all who could hear that "every member

1 day ago

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Remembering the Holocaust, conversations about #BlackLivesMatter, and more

Remembering the Holocaust Marking Holocaust Remembrance Day, Patrick Murfin recounts the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet army. Coming in the midst of the Yalta Conference and other war news, the

1 day ago

uuworld.org : The Interdependent Web (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web

Mahatma Gandhi—The Father of the Nation is No More

The body of Mahatma Gandhi, his fatal wounds clearly visible, lays on the funeral beir transporting it to his cremation. On January 30, 1948 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was shot and killed while on a n

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

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Column: Iceland’s Temple on a Hill

Outside of my dormitory room at the University of Iceland stretched a long and mostly empty expanse of land. Directly across the street, construction crews were erecting new campus buildings, but beyo

1 day ago

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

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The Upstairs Wife: Giving Voice to Untold Stories

How Rafia Zakaria's first book THE UPSTAIRS WIFE is giving voice to Pakistani women whose stories have gone unheard.

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Warnings, Silence, and Truth-Telling

“You are never strong enough that you don’t need help.” ― César Chávez There is a little corner of the Internet that is all a flutter. Some might say that it’s just another Mommy War, a new script on

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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Welcome to Liberal Religion, 4: Justice, Social Incarnation, Hope

Third smooth stone of liberal religion: Justice. "Religious liberalism affirms the moral obligation to direct one’s effort toward the establishment of a just and loving community. It is this which mak

1 day ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Welcome to Liberal Religion

every production of art...

Here in Eureka Springs we are in the discussion stage of launching a cooperative gallery for artisans. In order to bring to light the values inherent in such things, I quote the following from Leo Tol

1 day ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Birthdays (February 2015)

Many Happy Returns to our UUFP members and friends who will be celebrating their birthdays in February!  They are: Nan Procyson George Fiscella Barry Campbell Milyn King Westley Joseph Joe Luke Rebecc

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

2015 EDITION: February 2015 Birthdays