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Our Minnesota State Fair trips—mostly, seed art!

Emma and I only made two trips to the State Fair this year. I brought along my old iPod and took a few pictures, which I rarely do because my general philosophy is that you can experience an event or

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Minnesota State Fair

Market Basket: A case study in Finance Capitalism

Market Basket was a profitable company, owned by one family. Paid employees well and was a good corporate citizen. After some machinations in the owning family, it faced being sold up to powers of fin

7 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Jennifer Lunden's article The Butterfly Effect

If you enjoyed the discussion on UUAWOL about Flight Behavior you might enjoy Jennifer Lunden's article about the Monarch Butterflies, entitled the Butterfly Effect which appears in the collection of

7 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

A right-brained computer

Trying to figure out why my iPad wasn't doing something it used to do, and not having the vaguest clue how to whack it up side the head with the 2x4 it seems to be asking for, I figured maybe I should

7 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Solving a nonexistent problem, or something

There's a pithy aphorism for the engineering trade: if it ain't broke, don't fix it . Post-modernist "innovators" have turned that on its head and/or flogged nonsense for a business book called "If it

8 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Committee aims to amend U.S. Constitution, and other UUs in the media

Citizens for Economic Justice argues only human beings are people An offshoot of the social justice committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Fairhaven, Conn., Citizens for Economic Justice,

10 hours ago

uuworld.org : UUs in the Media (Site / Info)

UUs in the Media

Too soon to heal, love is not enough, and more UU writing

Too soon to heal Kim Hampton resists pressure to begin the healing process after the death of Michael Brown. Too often in the U.S., black people and black communities are asked to start the healing (o

10 hours ago

uuworld.org : The Interdependent Web (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web

Arrest is a Minor Inconvenience

In the state of Alabama, over 700 people die each year because they lack the resources to afford medical care.  They fall into the gap between eligibility for Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.  Ve

11 hours ago

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in the South (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism justice Standing on the Side of Love alabama politics Governor Bentley Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Moral Mondays Save OurSelves Venus Colley-Mims

El extraño caso del Tribunal Constitucional

Los estdiantes de ciencias políticas del futuro analizarán con asombro el fenómeno del Tribunal Constitucional español del siglo XXI. Un ente que se presenta como organismo jurídico de garantías democ

12 hours ago

GABRIEL JARABA blog (Site / Info)

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Toward a Better World: Following the Way of Martin Luther King

Michael K. Honey, a lifelong follower of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on how following the way of Dr. King has led him to a better, more meaningful and engaged life. Honey is the editor of "All Labor

13 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism UU UUA civil rights activism human rights Equality Martin Luther King Race and Ethnicity in America All Labor Has Dignity Martin Luther King, Jr. Michael Honey The King Legacy Dr. King labor Martin Luther King Jr. Michael K. Honey MLK

Now that I have Finished my Journey

Here I go again, stepping on a wasp's nest this time, perhaps. In a recent Facebook post I questioned democracy as a way of creating justice.  It is a good thing, I said, not because of what it does b

13 hours ago

Aside From The Obvious (Site / Info)

Reflection on Faith

faith (n.) mid-13th-century; "duty of fulfilling one's trust," from Old French feid , foi "faith, belief, trust, confidence, pledge," from Latin fides "trust, faith, confidence, reliance, credence, be

13 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Reflection

Thinking About Intimacy

Sheena, Elison and friends / Alison R. I’ve had a week of thinking about intimacy. My grandson married his love in a beautiful, on-time ceremony at City Hall.  They asked me to be a witness. Nothing m

13 hours ago

spirit flows thru -- Alison Rittger's spiritual reflections on finding the holy in the daily - blog (Site / Info)

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No One is Illegal

preached at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland, October 7, 2007 All human beings deserve the same rights and respect. It does not matter whether you are black, white, Asian, Mexican or Na

14 hours ago

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

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Story of the day - Without vision the people perish or enjoy afternoon delight

He raised his voice slightly and intoned, "It is said in Proverbs, 'Where there is no vision, the people perish', and where is the vision in this congregation? Who is it we want to become? What is it

15 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Story of the day My Kind Of Church Music

HRBOR (Hampton Roads Business Out Reach)

by Brad Garbus Over the last couple months I have been working toward growing Unitarian Universalism in Hampton Roads, specifically in the LGBTQi community.   A while ago I started attending a monthly

15 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

social justice welcoming congregation EDITION: September 2014 HRBOR

connect with learning the old fashioned way

NBC news finally did a program on hands-on learning, as though it's new news. Program Encourages Kids to Build, Play the Old-Fashioned WayThanks to David for alerting me to it. Building things is an i

15 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Henry Bergh—The Man Who Was too Kind

Henry Bergh was a softy.   A sentimental fool who could not abide to witness the sufferings of animals and small, helpless creature.   And that made him a damned annoyance, and worse, a meddlesome nui

16 hours ago

Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

Unitarianism anti-cruelty laws ASPCA Elbridge Gerry Etta Angell Wheeler. Mary Ellen Wilson Henry Bergh Henry Whitney Bellows P. T. Barnum reformers Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Childre

Spiritual encouragement requires a mind of one's own

In the third principle, Unitarian Universalists covenant to affirm and promote acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations and often have difficulty in compreh

17 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Principle 3

You’ve Got Mail

This mailbox looks as if it’s been waiting for the mail to come for some time, with deliveries, perhaps, few and far between. What have you waited and hoped for the longest? The Daily Compass offers w

18 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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