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Insidious Perfectionism

In Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun’s article, “White Supremacy Culture” in Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups, they outline several characteristics of white supremacy culture. I’ve wr

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The Way of the River (Site / Info)

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Go, or stay?

As everybody knows by now, Al Franken did something not-so-funny back when comedy was his day job. Kind of a god-send for the never-been-funny Roy Moore, weirdly. Reactions in my feed have been "Oh no

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Volunteer Position: Children’s Choir Director

FUUN’s Children’s Choir is in need of a new director. The ideal candidate for this position has a desire to bring choral music to children ages 8-16. They have excellent musical skills, knowledge of g

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

announcement Volunteer Call

The bystander effect and UUs

 Would Unitarian Universalists be more likely or less likely, given their principles, to be influenced by the bystander effect?

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Standards...

One of my students took a martial arts practice sword (boken) he had made in our wood shop to a weekend Akido competition and it faced scrutiny from a variety of masters. One (an expert in the sword)

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

STLT#415, Hevenu Shalom Aleychem

Despite the gloomy morning… despite the terrible news… despite this head cold… this one makes me feel like dancing. And not just because it’s a joyful song that people dance to, but because I’m a bit

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Range: Moderate Singability: Simple/Easy Mood: Joyful Tune Recordings Available

A Part of it All

We humans are very good at fixing and arranging and building and changing. But sometimes we manage to sit still long enough to realize that rather than improving things we could manage to simply belon

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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A Quite Interesting Question: Do Americans Have an Inferiority Complex?

When I was a Freshman in college one of my professors thought it would be clever to open his first class with a question. “Does anyone here have an inferiority complex?” From my seat in the back row I

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Story and Self (Site / Info)

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Cooking a Life: Zen Teacher Dana Velden’s Six Tips With Comments

        I’ve known Dana Velden for something just shy of thirty years. She is a lot of things. Among them she’s a Zen priest. Dana’s also a cook. And she is the author of a book that brings those two

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

Religion Buddhism wisdom friendship Zen cook cooking a life Dana Velden Six Tips

November 17 – Faith: Being More

Daily I wrestle with the feeling that the state of the world I see before me is all there is.  Daily, I doubt my ability to have an impact Is this reality, or is this a perception of my own … Continue

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Celtics 92 – Warriors 88

Fun game to watch. Good defense. Good hustle. Lots of deflections. Tons of missed shots.  It seemed like tonight Irving did a better job than Curry is going for drives and free throws.  Jaylen Brown i

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Salvator Mundi is for everyone

This week, a previously-thought lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci, “Salvator Mundi” sold for $450 million, and making news because of it. It shows a serene Christ, holding a crystal sphere — the cosm

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Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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The London Temple of Mithras is now open to the public

LONDON — An ancient temple to Mithras in the heart of the city of London was re-opened this month after a significant amount of renovation. The original temple was built in 240 A.D. by the Romans in o

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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The right's new religion

It could go without saying, but Charles Blow makes the point memorably: the “religious right” as an idea is dead. Our present "incarnation of conservatism has burned its cross and erected the golden c

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UUSS is seeking a Director of Lifespan Religious Education

Director of Lifespan Religious Education. Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, membership 375, seeks full-time experienced, professional Director of Lifespan Religious Education to join our

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Sunday, 11/19 ~ The Bremen Town Musicians

The Bremen Town Musicians—A Tale of Community, Teamwork, and Gratitude In this multi-generational service, we share Grimm’s fairy tale, The Town Musicians of Bremen, and how it relates to modern-day l

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Friday, 11/17 ~ Moana Viewing Party! 6:30pm

Celebrate the resilience of youth! Join us to watch (and singalong) to Moana and enjoy a festive Luau theme as we celebrate the strongest and most courageous parts of ourselves. Fun and reflection in

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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“Credible Threat”: The Reason Behind the Anti-Union Backlash Against Journalists at DNAinfo and Gothamist

A Q&A with Bill Fletcher, Jr.: Joe Ricketts views unionizing as unreasonable becomes it stands in the way of his absolute, totalitarian domination of the workplace. The union is the only voice that wo

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

American Society Politics and Current Events Bill Fletcher, Jr. They're Bankrupting Us!

Send money. Pray.

Brooke Pendley introduced herself to me this morning as "a fire-breathing young female conservative patriot," and cute, to boot. Almost as exciting as those ladies whose email keeps going into the spa

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STLT#414, As We Leave This Friendly Place

I was talking to friend and colleague Diana McLean yesterday about the moment I am fast approaching – the moment when I sing the last of the hymns in Singing the Living Tradition, and begin a 75-day t

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Range: Moderate Mood: Joyful Tune Recordings Available Singability: Moderate Change It Up Liturgical: Recessional

The Winter Solstice Observance

“To Save the World” Thursday, December 21 at 7pm in the Great Hall For all people of all ages: Come celebrate the season as we turn away from darkness toward the light.  We will follow those who searc

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Band Master W. C. Handy and the Beale Street Blues

Young man with a horn--W.C. Handy and his coronet at age 19 already a lead player in a touring Black brass band. William Christopher Handy was born on November 16, 1873 in a log cabin in Florence, Ala

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

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two points

A nineteen year study of of child development and success conducted by Penn State and Duke Universities discovered that a child's success in college and in life is directly related to social and emoti

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Question of the day

Can you make someone love you?  

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Question of the day

Undercover Boss and Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”

This morning I read The Guardian’s “Michael Rosen rewrites A Christmas Carol for modern age of austerity.” Rosen, a children’s author, explained his motivation for updating Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

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Story and Self (Site / Info)

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In Disguise

“If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.” ― Winston Churchill How has something that you were told to appreciate turned out to be far from a blessing? The Daily Compass offers word

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Facts and Reason in Paganism – Avoiding Materialist Assumptions

Whatever our religious outlook, it’s important to base our beliefs and practices on facts and reason. We need to be grounded in reality. But the question of what constitutes reality is often confused

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Recalling the Trickster Sage Alan Watts

  Alan Watts died forty-four years ago on this day, the 16th of November, 1973. Rummaging through my files I see I’ve written on him any number of times. He certainly is an important figure in my life

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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November 16–Faith: Religious coinage?

I am wondering if I didn’t grow up in a world that essentially turned things like faith, hope, grace and truth into items of transaction–almost a religious capitalism. Each of these words, in my exper

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Singing Gospel

It’s getting easier but still awfully high for me.  But a lot of fun.  I even auditioned to solo on a song tonight.  Might have to join a choir after this.  I would say at church but I work on Sundays

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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