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john a powell on the Human Journey

At one of the workshops at the Unitarian Universalist Russell Lockwood Leadership School, the Reverend Jan Christian cited something from an interview with john a powell (he prefers to use the lower c

14 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Can People of Color Truly Be Safe in UU Congregations?

Situation #1 There was a memorial service for someone I knew at a UU congregation last Sunday. I knew the officiant for the service, and had emailed them earlier to let them know I was going to be at

19 hours ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Hudson, Ohio, to Black Wolf, Wis.

Yesterday, we drove from Hudson, Ohio, to Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin. The drive was long and remarkable only because of a huge traffic jam that we were able to avoid by using an online map service, and

21 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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the meaning of life, and death – a sermon offered july 24, 2016

Reading: On Living, by Nazim Hikmet  Sermon: “The Meaning of Life, and Death”  My children, at 8 and 10, are old enough now that they realize when I am listening to the news on the car radio. More imp

1 day ago

Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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Marcus Aurelius, from Exhortations to Himself

Bk. III. 4. Do not waste the time you have left in life thinking about what others are thinking when you could be thinking about something useful. You are losing the chance to think about something be

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meditations, translations (Site / Info)

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Turning Loneliness Around

Several years ago, writer Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker shared the story of his four-year-old daughter’s imaginary friend. A very concerning story, because this was no usual childhood playmate who sha

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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The freedom to be tomorrow what we are not today—becoming Free Spirits and Archeologists of Morning—A paper given to the "Sea of Faith" Annual Conference, July 2016

SoF Panel—click here for details Before I begin I’d like to add just one caveat saying that this piece is, to borrow some words of Herbert Fingarette, an outcome rather than a realised objective and t

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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These people aren’t rich, but they make a decent celery

Last Friday night, our happy cut-ups made dinner for forty-eight folks with plenty of time to visit with them. All because of our Share the Basket program! Your gifts of money make this possible!

2 days ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Jah! Rastafari! A Song of Redemption

As anyone vaguely familiar with this blog is aware of, I am fascinated with religions. Love most all of ’em. And I particularly adore the minority faiths. Well, many of them. So, here we go. Another m

2 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Erie, Penna., to Hudson, Ohio

Front page headline on this morning’s Cleveland Plain Dealer: TRUMP TIME NOMINEE VOWS, ‘I WILL WIN FOR YOU’ Speech caps mixed week for GOP, but Cleveland gets high marks I have an uncle who lives in H

2 days ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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A moment with St. Margaret of Antioch

I know today is the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, equal-to-the-apostles, but you’ll forgive me if Iook back two days to St. Margaret of Antioch, a fourth century virgin-martyr who is reputed to have be

2 days ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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A Path to Simplicity

The Gift to be Simple, part 3 The Greeks had a concept of paideia . They meant that life at its best was a continuous self-transformation of our person; that this lifelong project of transformation wa

3 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Gift to be Simple

Fear

Shall we tremble and shake Hide in our homes Afraid of the streets No neighbors around Just a posse of hate As a madman demands we Cast our ballots in fear   I want to be brave As the flowers that blo

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Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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Youth Pilgrimage to our Partner Church in Transylvania

From July 4—16, 2016, eight youth and 4 adults visited Transylvania (which is in Romania) to foster deeper understandings of our shared historical Unitarian roots as well as to enhance mutual understa

3 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Who is Willing to Destroy a Piece of Their Own Heart?

At my Community Office Hours last Wednesday, a small group of us had gathered and had been sharing in coffee and conversation for about an hour – we’d been talking about tools of comfort and meaning f

3 days ago

Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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I Am Your Voice. I Alone Can Fix This. Someone is Running for Dictator

I understand Mr Trump’s acceptance speech was well received, at least according to the over night polls. I had a different experience. The text of Mr Trump’s speech is resplendent with references to h

3 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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End of Summer (feminist) Reads

In our neck of the American woods (as a famous network meteorologist is want to say), it has been the hottest summer in at least 20 years, and dry to boot. The only consolation is that (1) my husband

3 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (Site / Info)

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Westborough, Mass., to Erie, Penna.

Eight hours of driving today, with an hour for breaks and lunch: we were on the road from 9 in the morning until 6 in the evening. Both of us have driven this stretch of Interstate 90 too many times,

3 days ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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A Feast for Carlos: Recalling Independent Catholic Archbishop Carlos Duarte Costa

Normally in Christian denominations, a significant figure is recalled on the anniversary of their death. Here, is an exception. Carlos Duarte Costa was born on this day in 1888. He was a prominent Bra

3 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Things Mexico should not import from the U.S.

I encountered an unwanted export today: big-box customer service (that really should be in scare quotes). In contrast to the generally helpful-but-not-pushy attitude one gets in small shops, the big c

4 days ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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