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World women’s suffrage

So much of women’s history in the United States focuses on a single, exhausting struggle: the fight for the right to vote, finally won in 1920 after several failed attempts to get it through Congress

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Play With Your Food!

My partner has been doing the low-carb thing. I'm still making bread once or thrice a week, but I'm also cooking an awful lot of veggies.  It's an excellent opportunity to get our vitamins and do some

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Random Cell Phone Sentences A-Z

My wife posted a fun meme for the first twenty words autocorrect gives you. With my Swype I have to pick a letter first so I thought why not do a sentence for each letter. A very good wings and the pl

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Our ATM card on vacation

Our Mexican adventure enters phase 2: attempting to retrieve some grocery money at our local ATM, Jeanette was disconcerted to have it tell here there was a HOLD on our account. She went inside and ta

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Portals by Sharon Knight

Here’s a chance to support good musicians making good music!

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Give It Away! Spiritual Practice of Generosity, 4

Giving is a crucial part of your spiritual life, a necessary component of your spiritual growth, and nurturing spirituality and fostering compassion are the mission of Community Unitarian Church. It i

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Spiritual Practice of Generosity

When Good News is Bad for Wild Tigers

So far in 2015, the world has seen two rounds of effusive headlines about tigers “roaring back” in the wild—first from India, then from China. Unfortunately, wild tigers are nowhere near “roaring back

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

Environment and Conservation Blood of the Tiger J. A. Mills

Marching Forward: Reflections on the Moral March on Raleigh

In February I went to Raleigh, NC with a group from my congregation, All Souls Church, Unitarian in Washington DC, to join thousands of people for the Moral March on Raleigh organized by the North Car

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

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My tweets

Wed, 14:55: OSF's Best Season Opening. Here's a quick summary of what's best (because shows are selling out) http://t.co/EYX3wxYeee

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Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)

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Spotlight: UU Young Adults of Mutual Aid Carrboro

True Solidarity – Enduring Fire “A few weeks ago after a particularly long and hectic day, I sat down at a Mutual Aid Carrboro gathering. As we checked in with one another, I realized that this felt l

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

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A jazz blast from a jazz past — The Flanagan Ingham Quartet, 8pm Friday March 20th, Bury St Edmunds

In a reunion rarer than a sighting of Pink Floyd, the Flanagan Ingham Quartet (a band I was in during the 90s) re-convenes a few hundred yards from its birthplace for a one-off 2015 Spring Reawakening

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Going to General Assembly? Taking the Family?

General Assembly is coming to Portland in June! GA is the annual gathering of the UUA and brings UU’s from all around the country together.  It can be an amazing experience to see so many UU’s in one

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

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Sunday Services (March 2015)

Services for March 2015 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula theme: Wisdom “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” — English proverb March 1st: “This Friendly Place

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Lent, Day 14, St. Bernard on Freedom from Necessity

Continuing on in the selections from St. Bernard of Clairvaux’ essay On Grace and Free Will, we have a section (9ff) that doesn’t deal explicitly with grace, but as I’d like to finish what I have of t

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All-Soulo (Site / Info)

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The Generosity Path

The Jewish tradition, with its tremendous respect for all we have inherited from previous  generations, reminds us that we often find ourselves “living in houses which we did not build, drinking from

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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Lift Every Voice

Stony the road we trod Bitter the chastening rod We have come over a way that with tears has been watered…. It’s February 15, 1965, and the Rev. Dr. C. T. Vivian and 40 marchers arrive at the Selma co

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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FUUN is closed today, March 5th due to inclement weather

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FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

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The Real UU Superpower

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

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return of shop classes...

I heard a rumor that our neighboring community of Berryville, Arkansas is considering building a new high school wood shop. That may mean that the tide is beginning to turn. When a small town in Arkan

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Selma Plus Fifty: Time For an Eight-Lane Bridge

WHERE ONLY BLACK MEN JAYWALK We are rightly celebrating the bravery of people—both the famous and the forgotten—who contributed to the events at Selma, Alabama fifty years ago, events that led to a se

19 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Zen in Western Poetry: Starting a List

An old and dear friend sent me a link to a reading of Wallace Stevens’ the Snow Man, suggesting here’s some winter Zen. I replied that I’d seen it used in the liturgy at at least one, and if I recall

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Halloran sentenced to 10 years for corruption, bribery

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK – On Wednesday, federal Judge Kenneth Karas handed former New York City Councilman Dan Halloran a 10 year prison sentence for his part in a corruption and bribery scheme. The se

20 hours ago

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

Paganism Dan Halloran New York City

March 5–The Ready Room: Dreams and Mentors

At various times in the school year, as part of my work as a teacher, I am involved in interviewing students for various programs to which they are applying.  Often, one of the kinds of questions I as

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

UU 4th Principle The Ready Room

Purim

Purim is a silly, festive, rambunctious holiday centered on a story full of dire situations, including death and potential genocide. Sometimes the best way to find courage in the face of the horrors o

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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A Word From Queen Esther—Poetry and Stuff

Last night at sundown the Jewish holiday Purim began and continues until tonight's sun set.   Back in 2012 the celebration coincided with International Women’s Day on March 8.   This year the slippery

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

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Happy birthday, Zenzile Miriam Makeba

Before “world music” experimenters like Peter Gabriel, David Byrne, and Paul Simon incorporated explicitly African sounds into western popular music, there was Miriam Makeba, a South African singer wh

1 day ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Bridging CON 2015

MDD HS Seniors and friends – Join us in Denver, CO, for the 2015 Bridging CON! Where: First Universalist Church of Denver, CO (4101 East Hampden Avenue, Denver, CO 80222) When: April 10-12, 2015 Check

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Mountain Desert District (Site / Info)

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Arriving in Birmingham

I write to you now from Birmingham, Alabama.  Far from the frigid snows of Minnesota, my first breath of Southern air made me think I’d landed at the aquarium rather than the airport — humid and warm!

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Leaping Loon (Site / Info)

Trips 2015 Selma

Risk

This anole thinks he is hiding from us. See, he would love to be out on that dark wood trim, basking in the afternoon sun. But I am far bigger than him, and he's unsure of my intentions. Perhaps I wan

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

hope seasons

Does anybody really know what time it is?

Seems like everybody grumbles about daylight savings time, at least when it starts (2 o'clock antemeridian, this coming second Sunday in March). Losing an hour of sleep is no fun. In the fall, when we

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)