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I just spent an intense weekend in community. My phone got stuck 5 minutes into the drive and wouldn’t shut off for a day. Charging it didn’t reset it, I had to let the battery die. Instead of being a

6 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Important Information on the CUC Conference Opening Ceremony

The CUC’s 2018 National Conference takes place at McMaster University in Hamilton ON from May 18-20, 2018, and we want your congregation to be represented in the Opening Ceremony! There will be a virt

6 hours ago

Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

Events ACM 2018 CUC Conference

Homecoming

The suitcases are unpacked. One of them isn’t back in the basement yet, but they are unpacked. I have washed three loads of laundry today. One of them is still in the dryer. I put some of my “travel k

7 hours ago

The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)

Reflections

Rev. Fred Cappuccino Talks Racial Justice

Rev. Fred Cappuccino, UU minister and founder of Child Haven International, will be featured in the CUC’s “Let’s Talk Racial Justice” racial justice webinar on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 8 – 9:30

8 hours ago

Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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Pagan Community Notes: Martin Luther King Jr., Isaac Herrera, Wicked Grounds, and more

UNITED STATES —  On this day each year, the U.S. honors Martin Luther King Jr. Public schools, government offices, and many businesses are closed in order to recognize his work and sacrifice, as well

10 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Recalling the Faithful Fool Kay Jorgensen

          I’ve just learned the Reverend Kay Jorgensen died today. She had just turned eighty-six. A Unitarian Universalist minister, she was co-founder with a Franciscan nun Carmen Barsody of the Fai

10 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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The moral crossroad

He's the poster child for the Dunning-Kruger effect, among other things, so forgive us on this federal holiday for not accepting his protestation that he's not a racist as keen self-assessment, while

12 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

NoMoGoPro?

Hard to imagine a world without ubiquitous footage from helmet-mounted (and what-not-mounted) cameras capable of surviving all manner of environmental extremities. But then back when Comdex was a thin

13 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Regie Gibson’s Inspirational MLK Sermon!

Many thanks to special guest, National Poetry Slam Champion, and fellow Unitarian, Regie Gibson, for his incredible, awakening, and thought-and-faith-provoking sermon yesterday in celebration of Marti

14 hours ago

Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Endless Gratitude: A Zen Priest Pauses and Reflects on Community

        Yesterday evening the Zen priest Gesshin Greenwood and her husband Gensan Thomson came over to our condo where, they, Jan Seymour-Ford and I outlined the schedule for our upcoming inaugural Bl

14 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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We Can’t Just Wait

I preached this sermon at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula on February 26th 2017. I was an impatient child. I wasn’t very good at waiting for ordinary things, but I was particula

15 hours ago

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

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STJ#1058 Be Ours a Religion

I want to start with a word of gratitude for the STJ hymnal commission, who thought to include some short responses in this slim volume. It would have been easy to only include bigger songs and hymns,

17 hours ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Mood: Moderate Range: Moderate Singability: Moderate Mood: Welcoming Genre: Response

one way or the other...

One faction of society thinks that if anything is done for the poor, they will be stripped of incentive to do things for themselves, and therefore they'd best take that as an excuse that we do nothing

17 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

UUs are blessed with their appreciation of the interdependent web

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote a respect (which I think should be love) of the interdependent web of all existence which (it would seem to go without saying) we are a

17 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Principle 7

January 15–Justice: MLK National Holiday

Forty years ago, I was a senior in high school.  What I “knew” about Martin Luther King, Jr was that he was a “trouble-maker” and “a communist.”  Mostly, I didn’t have many thoughts about him at all,

18 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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In case you were wondering............

19 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

In case you were wondering

Prophetic voices and events - Black mothers die at much higher rates than white women

From Democracy Now on 01/11/18 ANNIE WALDMAN: Yeah, well, first I want to say thank you so much for having me here. It’s an honor to speak about this work.  And secondly, you know, when I heard the ne

19 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

My Kind Of Church Music Prophetic voices and events

Suggested spiritual practice of the day #15

Access our Inner Spirit for 2 minutes every day or more. Sometimes it helps us to look for the divine spark in the first person we meet today first, and then the second and third. When we sense the di

19 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Suggested spiritual practice

Question of the day

We are told in spiritual teachings that we, humans, have an inner voice. This inner voice has been called "the muse," our intuitive mind, the Holy Spirit, Jesus, a "coincidence," a "synchonicity," our

19 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Question of the day

At the Beginning

“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.” ― Leonardo da Vinci What do you wish you had actively resisted sooner? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflect

20 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Annual Rant More Apt Than Ever—Why the Martin Luther King Holiday Pisses Me Off

Note:   I have posted this in one form or another on or around the Martin Luther King Day Federal Holiday for about nine years.   Long time readers may be sick of it.   Some of those who were offended

23 hours ago

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

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We need an intersectional approach to justice making

Manish Mishra-Marzetti I thought I was traveling to Detroit to participate in a think tank, but it was so much deeper and more profound than that.

1 day ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

The Off Button

My phone was acting up on Friday. So I wasn’t able to use it until the battery finally died. I also decided while I was at an event, it was best turned off. I think sometimes we forget smart phones ha

1 day ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Mama Gina weaves musical tales of goddesses and a toe-loving dragon

TWH — When Pagan musician Mama Gina landed in a St. Louis hospital while touring in the summer of 2016, doctors told her they had to amputate one of her toes due to complications from her diabetes. Bu

1 day ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Stayed on Freedom

Our reading came to us from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” If our religious tradition is anything, it is a vastly storied one. Though we are, by all accounts, a ne

1 day ago

Cheno Words (Site / Info)

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A Letter From Martin

Fifty-five years on, Martin Luther King, Jr’s “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” still has a message we need to take to heart.

1 day ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

Sermons

January 14, 2018

THIS IS OUR GREAT COVENANT:   Shared Ministry at PUUF Rev. Kit Ketcham, Jan. 14, 2018             Before I launch into my sermon for today, I want to take a moment to express my horror and outrage at

1 day ago

Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show (Site / Info)

Lessons for a New Judge

Judge Shaffer was recently appointed to the bench in the First Judicial District, which includes Los Alamos County, as well as Santa Fe and Rio Arriba counties. Judge Shaffer will share the nature of

1 day ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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STJ#1057, Go Lifted Up

Lord, the days are hard. No sooner do we wrap our brains around one major news story than another one, or ten comes barreling down on us. What we need is something warm and loving and sweet. Sometimes

1 day ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Range: Moderate Singability: Simple/Easy Personal Favorite Mood: Comforting Liturgical: Benediction

Up to my ears in guitars...

My publisher returned the guitars I had sent for photography but for one guitar which he bought  from me as a souvenir of the project. I now have more box guitars than I know what to do with. I will b

1 day ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)