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FridayReads Returns

So I used to have one of my blog themes a few years ago of FridayReads where I would go through what I have read for the week. Inspired by the #FridayReads hashtag on Twitter. And Nick Hornby’s pieces

3 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

reading No Filter FridayReads The Ecq Review

Media roundup: Interfaith group takes on gun violence, other social justice issues

A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

6 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

The Peasant Diet could take three forms

1. Recreationist. You only use what would've been available to the peasants you're choosing as inspiration for your diet. Bonus points if you cook the food exactly as they would've. Super bonus points

6 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Peasant Diet

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan, a Stately pleasure-dome decree…

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born on this day in 1772. Poet member of the Lake Poets, and a founder of the English Romantic Movement, he is often credited for introducing German Idealism to the English

6 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


My tweets

Fri, 11:25: Del Valle dog show with the girls https://t.co/rqV8P9th8u

6 hours ago

Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)


Candidates roasting on an open fire

The Al Smith dinner positioned Melania, Donald and Hillary on the same dias, with only a Cardinal between them. What could go wrong? The fellow introducing him offered that Donald has "a big heart," w

9 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Wikileaks identifies Feminists Against Women and Antiracists Against Blacks

From WikiLeaks - The Podesta Emails: Working with bloggers and columnists to write about this from a racial justice and reproductive rights perspective, including a few people who joined us on a call

9 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Column: Honoring the Slaves As Ancestor Reverence

[There are only fifteen days left in the TWH Fall Fund Drive. Donate today. Don’t miss out on some great perks, while helping to support an important service in the collective Pagan, Heathen, and poly

9 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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25 or 6 to 4

More Team Ryan fundraising by dawn's early light. What the hell, wasn't there a "final deadline" on Wednesday? I guess they just want more money, honey. This one in a whining vein, subject "Unbelievab

11 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Losing Our Chains

Aisha participated in this summer’s Thrive Young Adult leadership school for Unitarian Universalist young adults of color. – ed. by Aisha Ansano The five days I spent with my Thrive Young Adult cohort

12 hours ago

Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

Worship faith social justice Young Adults identity experience Stories and Voices Featured Young Adults fellowship THRIVE

Samuel Taylor Coleridge—The Romantic on Opium

Samuel Taylor Coleridge as a young man. Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born on October 21, 1772 at   Ottery St Mary, Devon, England.   He was the youngest of the fourteen children of an impoverished vica

13 hours ago

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

English poetry Kula Khan Lake Poets opium addiction orthodoxy Rime of the Ancient Mariner Romantics Samuel Taylor Coleridge Wedgewood family. Unitarianism William Wadsworth

Goodbye Pussy Bow Blouse

I started this post with the intention of writing about Teddy Roosevelt and the word/phrase “bully!” I figured that would be a creative way to address some of the double standards in this disgusting e

14 hours ago

spirituwellness (Site / Info)

Religion Culture justice Love Women politics gender bodies equity Women's rights gender identity Gender Liberation Government Male Identity election 2016 #debate @hillaryclinton #nastywoman @ClintonKaine @theRealDonaldTrump male dominance masculinity Planned Parenthood Pro-choice pussy bow blouse

Are we entering a post-modern 1930s?—a few dark reflections following an evening talking about Equal Marriage and why it matters

A rainbow over the Memorial (Unitarian) Church Yesterday evening we were pleased to welcome to the church Derek McAuley, the Chief Officer of the GA of U&FC Churches, to speak to students as part of o

14 hours ago

CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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on teaching and learning...

Anaxagoras: Man is the wisest of all animals. Yesterday I had a conversation with a man who builds some of the world's finest wood lathes, and we talked about how difficult it can be to explain (and t

14 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

STLT#18, What Wondrous Love

What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul, what wondrous love is this, O my soul? What wondrous love is this that brings my heart such bliss, and takes away the pain of my soul, of my soul, and

14 hours ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn


While the country, and much of the world, is focused on the US of A Presidential race the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (a covenanting community with the UU Association), is holding our an

15 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Spiritual practice CUUPS

October 21–Let This Be A House of Peace: Self-Care

Recently, I began going back to yoga class.  I have practiced yoga, on and off since the 1990’s especially hot forms of yoga which works for me.  So, in that first time back in class, the room so hot,

17 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

UU 4th Principle Let This Be A House of Peace


The simplest things can make us feel grounded and connected—a hand on the shoulder, a favorite song, the smell of cinnamon, eye contact from someone who looks at us and really sees us. A touch, a smel

17 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Peasant Diet, Day 3: the more complex the diet, the more you have to count calories

I'm still in the calorie-counting phase, which may be a necessary first step to creating a modern version of a peasant diet. Today's surprise was learning margarine is more caloric than I'd thought. O

19 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Peasant Diet pizza

The Unintended

I was raised to believe that people are inherently good. Not that their actions are always good or even their intentions, but that deep down that people were at their core meant to be good to one anot

21 hours ago

Chalice Spark (Site / Info)