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Peach Blossom Spring

“Peach Blossom Spring,” or “Peach Blossom Fountain,” is a well-known Chinese story by T’ao Yuan-ming, whose literary name was T’ao the Hermit (or recluse). I put part of this story on an earlier blog

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Meditations Chinese mythology T'ao Yuan-ming

A Spirituality for Non Believers: Pointers on the Way

The Summer Day Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating suga

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


The future that was: Miss Earth 1952

Via Miss Earth contest, 1952 Thanks to Mark..

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

the future that was

Another Two Preaching Engagements

I am delighted two more preaching engagements. On October 18 I will be preaching at the Unitarian Church in Fall River, MA. And on October 25 I will be preaching at Bell Street Chapel in Providence, R

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


Covenantal Faith in a Transactional World

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Growing Vital Leaders (Site / Info)

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The Subtext was Racism

Last week, Pastor Thomas Linton of Bethel Baptist Church called for all Christian Clergy to gather in prayer because of the racial tensions in the city and in the nation.   Tuscaloosa News reported th

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

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Starting Again

In September. That’s what I’ve been telling myself for the past three months. When will I clean out the over-flowing dresser drawers? In September. When will I start eating healthier? In September. Wh

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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Advice for the New School Year: Don’t Assume It’s ADHD

By Enrico Gnaulati Photo credit: EJ Fox As we approach the new school year, parents and teachers of young children have an opportunity, if not a responsibility, to prevent those little ones who are ou

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Back to School. Ring the Bell. (Or We're All Alright! We're All Alright!)

Off to Kindergarten.Off the Pre-KSurprise! There's a new kind of ache sending your firstborn child to school for five whole days and allowing others to teach and care for him.  Ahhh, there was a time

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The Family Pants - Blog (Site / Info)

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Trees and outdoor education...

The upper elementary students at Clear Spring School have been involved in outdoor education during the start of the school year and their particular focus has been on trees over the past week. Next w

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)


Over the past three weeks, I have had adequate time to reflect upon three words.  Black. Lives. Matter.  Since I am a "word person," an English major, a writer, a preacher, and a reader, words are my

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A Jersey Girl in Kentucky (Site / Info)

Honorably mentioned

Idaho Public TV has a Facebook page for its Outdoor Idaho show, and they've been using it to run a monthly photo contest for some time. A lot of the images will knock your socks off, and they seem to

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

“Hybrid” Renaissance Modules: Survey Says… YES!

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Call And Response (Site / Info)

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New horizons

LinkedIn keeps me in touch with people who are still working more regular jobs than I am, and sends lists of postings for things that seem to line up with what I've told it about myself. They read rat

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

A Look at S.M. Sterling’s new book The Desert and the Blade

“There’s something to be said for a localized religion with deep and specific roots and its own stories about every rock and tree; it sacralizes ordinary things, and makes the numinous part of each pa

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The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective. (Site / Info)

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1954 comic asks "Are you a Red Dupe?"

At the height of the Red Scare, comic books were facing censorship. EC Comics tried to point out that censorship was un-American in with a house ad in The Haunt of Fear drawn by the great Jack Davis a

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

cartoon censorship / free speech

Goddess Ritual Scheduled for Parlament of World Religions

We are glad to share with you,  with permission,  an announcement from Faelind, High Priestess of the Tree of Knowledge Coven in Dallas.  (We edited it only slightly and added a link to the original r

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Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

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Little Celebrations #3: Liturgical Quotables

    “We gather to seek truth in the knowledge that the truth we find may not be the truth we seek. We gather as humble community, in the knowledge that we all need mutuality and affirmation, even in o

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Dennis McCarty (Site / Info)

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A Trip to the Moon

It was on this day in 1902 that Le Voyage dans la Luna was first screened. It is generally considered the first science fiction movie.

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Celebrating Mixed Religion: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Syncretism

The summer after my freshman year in college, Sarah McLachlan released her album Surfacing. Among the many singles from that album that seemed to be playing on every radio, in every elevator, and in e

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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