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"Let's see- what flavors do we got? Cinnamon apple...French vanilla...pumpkin pie. Oh, we got to do that!" Another night of thunderstorms and tonight we've lost electricity. The guys are enjoying the

2 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Get your calendar out!

The next Goddess Group will meet on May 3rd. The Greek Muses This is an open discussion circle for both men & women.  Goddesses are chosen from various world religions as a starting place for group di

6 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Uncategorized spirituality Growth Education

Dana McLean Greeley Award

I just learned that I've won the 2015 Dana McLean Greeley Award for my sermon "This Land is Your Land?"

7 hours ago

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


Return to Selma

At first, I thought I would go to Selma for the 50th Anniversary because I wanted to be a part of something. I have been there 3 times before, all while traveling through Alabama for service trips wit

10 hours ago

A Jersey Girl in Kentucky (Site / Info)


Where I live the snow melts late and leaves gloves and earmuffs drying in the sun like so many carcasses. I can’t bring myself to say, “Hello, furry friend,” to a one of them as they grow, grey and tw

13 hours ago

Theopoetics (Site / Info)

Religion #poem #poetry

No Choices

I returned a few days ago from 10 days in San Miguel De Allende Mexico, a town which was turned into an American and Canadian arts and culture tourist mecca and now a thriving ex pat community some ye

14 hours ago

UUWF (Site / Info)



Thunderstorms tonight. Flashes of lightning and the thunder claps and rumbles. Spouse's voice startles. Out of place from the storm's chaos, neither loud nor wet.

23 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)


Happy birthday, Spike!

Sir Terence Alan “Spike” Milligan was born on this day in 1918. He died in 2002. It has been argued without Spike there would be no Monty Python. A world too horrible to contemplate. So, thanks, Spike

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


What’s in the Way is the Way: Stoicism and the Spaces Between

I sit at the roadside; The driver changes the wheel. I don’t like where I’m coming from. I don’t like where I’m going. Why do I watch this wheel change Impatiently? This poem, by German playwright and

1 day ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

Religion Unitarian Universalist values Faith Development Power #stoicism #humanism

"I hope that's not a hostage"

Yes, I'm watching Die Hard again. It's a film full of lessons. Hollering while shooting really improves your accuracy. While you were shooting up Vietnam, your coworker may have been in junior high. D

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)


The April Theme: Mother Earth

The theme for the religious education classes in April is Mother Earth, and as we are still exploring indigenous traditions and modern neo-paganism we are having fun looking at the sacred feminine.  W

2 days ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)


What’s Not Our Business

from THE HANDBOOK by Epictetus (an adaptation of The Enchiridion) Some things we can do, some things we can’t. We control our opinions, desires, aversions, and— to be plain—our own affairs. We do not

2 days ago

Theopoetics (Site / Info)


Drive-by posting

Whoops, it’s gone almost a month without a blog post. That can happen this time of year. When I got back from Chicago it was still definitely not spring yet here in Maine, but the last few days have b

2 days ago

The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)


Church admin job in D.C.

Universalist National Memorial Church — that’s the church I’m a member of — has announced a part-time (12 hours a week) Office Assistant position. The church is on the east side of the Dupont Circle n

2 days ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Universalism District of Columbia

And Now A Root Canal

Of course. Of course. On top of all else going down at the Ford Seymour Ford homestead, I’ve broken a tooth. Right at the gum line. I’m between dentists, and so had the pleasure of seeking out a chain

2 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)



I've got a number of events I'm planning for work, and I sent out evites to possible participants. RSVPs were scarcely trickling in. Rumor has it that the RSVP is dead, but this was worse than usual.

2 days ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

connection surprises

Transformation of Self and World

Transformation. That’s our theme of the month for April at Community Unitarian Church: Transformation. These themes that we explore, in our worship and in our Journey Groups, all interrelate. Transfor

3 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Service to Transform

The Grapes of Wrath, the Seeds of Hope

John Steinbeck’s novel the Grapes of Wrath was published on this day in 1939. It would prove to be one of the formative reads in my young life. It said some hard things about our country, about capita

3 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


A church without all the trimmings

The Unitarian Universalist way of running congregations has a built-in contradiction. On the one hand, we’re supposed to give money to support them; they are self-governing and self-supporting. And on

3 days ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Mission and Polity

When the Light Wins

Here's the thing about depression. You don't really know that you are deep in until someone points it out. Or validates it. Or notices. At least that's how it was for me. Today while I was working I h

3 days ago

chalice spark (Site / Info)