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Be Like a Bird

Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings. —Victor Hugo What gives you a sense of security that al

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Drawing: best of (part 7)

I know why I chose this one among hundreds of drawings: because of how much it conveys with how little. The next one, though? I have no idea why I included it. Limbs as stiff and flat as if they’d bee

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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January -Sheltering Walls: Ripped Away

Twenty-nine years ago this week, the space shuttle Challenger launched with a teacher, Christa McAuliffe on board.  For months, the nation had watched her prepare and train, and on that morning in Jan

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Washington ‘Liberty Speaker’ Arrested for Attempting to Intervene in Traffic Violation Case

Wenatchee World photo [Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] Gavin Seim, the self-described “liberty speaker” who organized last month’s “We Will Not Comply” rally in Olympia to protest a recently approved gun-

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Orcinus (Site / Info)

QUUest Camps 2015 News – Exciting Changes and Request for Your Congregation’s Support

BIG and EXCITING changes are happening for the two renowned Unitarian Universalist summer camps offered in Colorado. Thats why, this year, we particularly need your help in informing the youth and fam

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Mountain Desert District (Site / Info)

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  Sourdough experiments happen a couple of times a week right now. I'm finding that the Dutch over method gives a great crust--you leave the lid on the pot for the first half hour for an internal stea

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Drawing: best of (part 6)

All of these are about light, and take several different approaches to getting light to show up on paper. It is so hard for me to leave parts of the paper blank. I’m looking at this person’s skin, and

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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What is the Hokey Pokey All About?

When I was a social worker/home visitor and got paid for playing with toddlers, I worked in a community that was predominantly Spanish-speaking.  This means that I learned a couple of songs in Spanish

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irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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Sports Stadiums

We are in the midst of the week of huge sports media for Super Bowl week. People are preparing for big feasts on their big screens with big TV coverage and big commercials. Everything big. Expensive c

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Twas on this day in 1845 that “the Raven” is published in New York’s Evening Mirror…

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)



I wanted to make wooden squares for those students who want them for their tool boxes. These are easy to make by cutting a slot mortise on the end of a block of wood for the blade to fit. It is import

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

A few Marxist critiques of privilege theory

Conservatives keep trying to connect identitarianism and privilege theory to "cultural Marxism",  a name I hate because "cultural Marxism" is to Marxism as the Reverend Moon's Unification Church is to

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

The UUA Board is Trying Again to Eliminate the Commission on Appraisal. Don’t Let Them Do It.

Well…..they’re at it again. There’s a new push to eliminate the Commission on Appraisal. The last time this was tried was a little over 5 years ago, and at that time they were also trying to eliminate

13 hours ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Unitarian Universalism: A Religion of Nerds?

“So, there’s going to be a thing in your life that you love… The way you love that, and the way that you find other people who love it the way you do, is what makes being a nerd awesome… The defining

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I am UU (Site / Info)

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Rev. Carly Gaylor: Social Justice Minister

In September 2014, Rev. Carly Gaylor took up the newly created post of Assistant Minister for Outreach and Social Justice at the First Unitarian Church of Hamilton. In this capacity, Carly has been gu

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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Exploring Ways of Calculating Congregational Commitment

This report follows up on Kristina’s progress report on the APC Task Force in the Canadian Unitarian, fall 2014 edition. In November 2013, the Annual Program Contribution (APC) Task Force members eval

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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Join the Communications Committee!

Do you want to be in the know? Curious about how this communication thing works? Do you have some tech skills to share? The Communication Committee needs you and has meaningful work to share. Email: w

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Luminary Leaders Ask Peter & Jim Tough Questions

On Saturday January 24th, Luminary Leaders from across the United States joined UUA President Rev. Peter Morales and UUA Moderator Jim Key for a webcast to ask them anything they wanted. Oh did they a

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

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Building Pagan Temples and Infrastructures: Part One

Building a Pagan temple or employing full time clergy may be easier, and more difficult,  than people think. It appears that if you have a core group of three to five devoted people willing to dedicat

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

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