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Epictetus, from The Handbook

43. There are always two handles by which to grasp something— one is good to grab, the other useless. You’ve been wronged? Don’t grab the handle labeled “injustice.” You can’t carry wrongs that way. D

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meditations, translations (Site / Info)

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Everything is Nothing, With a Twist

Wisdom from Kurt Vonnegut. In case you were wondering. Of course, we find it in older texts, as well. From the Heart Sutra we hear it all summarized as “Form is emptiness. Emptiness is form. Form is e

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Visiting the Chinese Theatre and Taking a Peek Into our American Heart

Jan and I are settling happily into our Los Angeles, or more accurately as people have come to say while we were tramping around the country, SoCal lives. Last evening it was sufficiently cool that we

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Celebrating Hoagy live in Leicester

Last night we took the Hoagy Carmichael show over to Leicester and the Attenborough Arts Centre. A good time was had by all. During the interval, a chap called Pete Bunney came up to us and kindly gav

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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May Flame

Goddess Circle       Annual Membership Meeting      Sunday Morning Forum           Games People Play        TCB       MAY BIRTHDAYS Roy Schilling Richard Hudgins Valerie Gecowets Caroline Fureymoore J

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Hair, Glorious Hair

My friend Larry Ladd pointed out that it was today in 1968 that the musical Hair opened on Broadway. While I think attempts to capture cultural moments through such things as a musical are inevitably

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Sometimes, the most heartwrenching form of oppression is “common sense.”

Sometimes, the most heartwrenching form of oppression is “common sense.” So-called “common sense.” Where there’s this unquestioned certainty that of course any right thinking person believes this …<p>

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Boots and Blessings (Site / Info)

A (Sort-Of) Review of W. Kamau Bell’s United Shades of America or Some Thoughts on Trump and the Klan

The comedian W. Kamau Bell’s United Shades of America premiered on CNN this past weekend. The show’s first episode focuses on the contemporary Ku Klux Klan. A portion of my dissertation is on the 1920

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Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)

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Evil: Bad Apples or Bad Barrels?

Historically, one of the weaknesses of liberal religious traditions has been a naïve optimism. In rejecting the extreme pessimism of many orthodox religious traditions (a belief in “Original Sin,” the

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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Five Styles of Soto Zen in the West

Five Styles of Soto Zen in the West The project of Zen is awakening. Awakening is seeing past the illusions of our isolation and permanence and into the real world of causal play, where we understand

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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A Zen Meditation on Pain

A Zen Meditation on Pain Chris Amirault After a series of upbeat updates, the last half day has been pretty brutal. I’m writing in the middle of the night thanks to at least five different aches and p

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Midweek Message 4/28/16 — “Barriers”

This is one of my favorite moments in Mexico a few weeks back. Here’s Lynn, our most fluent Spanish speaker, making a new friend. She’s a juggler by hobby, and brought balls and clubs along on our mis

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Your Life Is A Gospel (Site / Info)

Midweek Message

May’s Faith Formation Calendar

May 2016 faith formation calendar

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

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Who Are Our Neighbors?

For all that is our life! by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard The concept of Beloved Community originated with the late nineteenth / early twentieth century American philosopher Josiah Royce to refer to an i

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Sunday Services (May 2016)

Services for May 2016 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula theme: Beloved Community Services include sermons preached by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard unless otherwise noted. May 1st:

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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LGBTQ Emersonians to Lunch!

On Sunday May 22, the LGBTQ Emersonians will meet for lunch after worship service.The purposes are multiple: for all of us to get better acquainted; to discuss what we might do to share the word with

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Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church - Blog (Site / Info)

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Gifts of the Entire Universe

What is Blessing? part 2 Blessing affirms situatedness within a relationship of worth. To bless is to affirm the place of ourselves and something or someone else within the order of things. In the Jew

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

What Is Blessing?

Getting Real With Church (or: More Questions Than Answers)

In a recent blog post by marketing entrepreneur Seth Godin called “Supply and Demand” Godin says: “Just because you have a supply . . . that doesn’t necessarily mean you are entitled to demand” (4/23/

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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One Man Can Do So Much Harm

Yesterday, the governor of Maine vetoed the compromise solar energy bill that the legislature worked so hard to pass.  I feel so angry.  This one man is destroying thousands of potential new solar ins

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

anger legislation Earth Awake to Earth #searchforgreenerhousing Spiritual Journey Awake to Mystery Maine Solar Energy Social Change Work That Reconnects

Three New Preaching Dates

On Tuesday I announced that I was accepting preaching invitations for June, September and beyond. I have received three. I'll be preaching in Needham, MA (August 28), Rockport, MA (October 9), and And

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Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)

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