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A late spring ride out to Burwell Fen

A late spring ride out to Burwell Fen All photos taken with a Fuji X100F Just click on a photo to enlarge it Reach Lode Reach Lode Swaffham Bulbeck Lode Swaffham Bulbeck Lode When I showed the fenland

9 hours ago

CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Thank You, Mr Stoker! A Small Meditation on the Vampire

    Bram Stoker’s gothic novel Dracula was published on this day in 1897. It was a significant cultural marker. Now, vampires had long been part of the cultural matrix. There were even other vampire n

12 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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When systems thinking goes haywire

"Systems thinking" is an essential component of a progressive worldview. When analyzing a difficult situation, a systems thinker sees how all of the components fit together, rather than focusing on fi

14 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

A mythogeographic walk and tanglewood tale about Walesby in the Lincolnshire Wolds

I’m away on a week’s leave at the moment so I have taken the opportunity to go and stay for a few days with an old college friend of mine in Newark, Nottinghamshire. Both of us have a life-long love o

16 hours ago

CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Intentions (for white people)

The road to hell may not be paved But it is covered with the guano Of our so-called good intentions It’s a seagull shit so white It covers the awareness Of the pain we cause By our fragility   If we s

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

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A Brief Zen Buddhist Catechism

        I am quite fond of the idea of catechisms, those presentations of a religious tradition’s core teachings through a simple question and answer format.  The Christian church invented the idea. I

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Daily Bread (Week 5)

How organized can one be? This week we talked about organizing our lives so that we can make the changes we need to make, to stay on program, and to reach our goals.  We need to remember that the goal

2 days ago

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

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Pride Week in Los Alamos!

          [Friends of Los Alamos Pride accept the Proclamation of Los Alamos County LGBTQ+ Pride Week from the County Council] Pride Week Events at the Unitarian Church We were thrilled to be a part o

2 days ago

Your Life Is A Gospel (Site / Info)

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A Flash of Lightning in a Summer Cloud: A Zen Reflection on Passingness

        The Diamond Sutra is one of the standard texts within the Zen schools. With the stories of the Buddha’s awakening and Bodhidharma’s coming to China the story of Huineng, the “sixth ancestor” c

2 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Who needs (or even wants) a new tie?

Or shirt or socks? But a gift to feed people in the birthday boy’s (or girl’s) name? That’s what Rev. Bruce Cheney is asking for his birthday. You’d think that Bruce would want something for himself b

3 days ago

Changing the World (Site / Info)

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Four Essential & Brief Zen Meditation Manuals

  Here are four critical meditation manuals within the Zen tradition. They arranged in chronological order from sometime at the beginning of the twelfth century to the early or middle eighteenth centu

3 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Those kids and their phones

BBC reports on a social trend: little kids hate their parents’ use of smart phones. “I don’t like the phone because my parents are on their phone every day. A phone is sometimes a really bad habit” —

3 days ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Today is Harvey Milk Day

    American politician, San Francisco City Supervisor, and civil rights activist, Harvey Milk was born on this day in 1930. He would have been eighty-eight today, but in 1978 he was assassinated toge

4 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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UUWellspring….a course in spiritual deepening

Registration is open for 2018-19:  Study the history and social significance of the UU faith. Explore spiritual questions in a small group setting. The Wellspring program starts its 9th season at UUSS

4 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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SICM Summer Lunch Program

Volunteers Needed: Schenectady Community Ministry seeks volunteers to serve up summer lunch to children and youth in Schenectady the weeks of July 16-20 and August 27-31. Volunteers meet at Jerry Burr

4 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Annual Church Picnic – June 10!

Picnic time is so much more than picnic! Come join UUSS on Sunday, June 10 at 11:45 for fun and celebrations at our end of the year picnic! This year we are having ice cream! Please bring a dinner pla

4 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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UU Outing at Thacheer Park June 16th

Come celebrate the transition of spring into summer with Green Sanctuary. Meet at Hopfield Picnic area at 12 noon on on Saturday, June 16th for a potluck picnic followed by a hike. Bring your family (

4 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Co-Ministers’ Colloquy

Dear UUSS Community~As spring greens and blooms all around, we are so grateful for all that is growing and blossoming within the congregation. Thank you to those who attended and participated in the c

4 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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A Note from Your Minister, May 21, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of First Parish Church: Yesterday during the service I let the congregation know that I will not be able to renew my contract with the First Parish Church for a second year. I

4 days ago

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

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Starting as the Senior Interim Minister, First Unitarian Universalist Church, Greater Houston, Texas

Dear Members of the First Houston Community: I am thrilled to be joining you this August as your senior interim minister. A time of ministerial transition is a very special time for a congregation. It

5 days ago

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

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