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Colossus walks

The Wood Bison is enormous. It’s a subspecies of the American bison, which gringos from Europe called buffalo. They are rather widespread in Alberta and the Northwest Territories, but not so much in B

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Stuck In A Most Delicious Rut

On July 3rd, my last meal before the road trip was the enchilada and relleno combo plate at Chuy's, served with a New Mexican martini (chili pepper-steeped tequila.) I got back to Houston this morning

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Things I think about Israel and Palestine, but, like you, have no power to affect

1. The Palestinians have been paying for Europe's sins for nearly a century. 2. If you care about facts and history, which humans, being rationalizing animals, rarely do, see the links, map, and video

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)


Going out of business sale

The last time our local daily gave us reason to communicate with them was for the newspaper equivalent of "same price but new, smaller container!" you've been seeing at the grocery store. Their "busin

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Portrait of Danu

When an artist offers her devotion to a Mother Goddess, beautiful things can be created.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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The Spirituality of Missional Messiness

By Rev. Ron Robinson Preached in Bartlesville, OK, Sunday, July 27, 2014 This past month at the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association in Providence, Rhode Island, I led a workshop

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The Welcome Table (Site / Info)


Recently, the Islamic Center of Midland hosted the public as part of the Choosing a Culture of Understanding program in celebration of Ramadan. Attendees shared wonderful interfaith understanding, as

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uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium (Site / Info)

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RE kids at the Green Team Garden: 7/27/2014


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Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)

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Accepting the teaching of an angry, human Jesus — a meditation in the shadow of the conflict between Israel and Gaza

Jesus heals a leper - a sketch by Rembrandt Reading: Mark 1:39-45 (Geneva Bible 1599) And [Jesus] preached in their Synagogues, throughout all Galilee, and cast the devils out. And there came a leper

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CAUTE (Site / Info)

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An essential map for understanding the Israel-Palestine conflict

That part that may be hardest to believe is correct: In 1946, Jews owned less than 10% of the land of Palestine, yet the UN proposal gave Israel over half, and when the war ended, it took even more. A

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)


Honoring the Sacred Spirit from Ancient to Modern at the Carlos Museum

When people think of anthropological museums, they might recall the famous British Museum in London, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the Smithsonian in WDC, or New York City’s American Museum of Natural

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

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Education Should Do No Harm - My Sunday Eunice News Commentary published July 27, 2014

Should Louisiana taxpayers “keep it simple,” and allow high-priced Common Core education contracts to be funded in violation of our state contracting laws? That was the suggestion of Stephen Waguespac

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About Our Inherent Worth (Site / Info)

A Zen Invitation into the Ring of Fire

According to the good folk at Wikipedia this is the day in 1549 that the Jesuit Francis Xavier’s ship arrived in Japan. When I went to the google machine for some details I saw near the top of the pag

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)



(An Adaptation from Zhuangzi) We use a net to catch fish; then, we drop the net. We use words to say ideas; then, we . . . We must drop the words. Yet show me someone who has dropped words. No. We lik

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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Death Card

A few weeks ago before Lanna got her new job on our tenth anniversary on July 3rd, I went to Pinecone + Chickadee in downtown Portland and got some random Portland Pins from the gumball like machine.

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Silver Line opens; new way to Dulles Airport

So, my husband and I rode to the eastern terminus of the Washington Metro Silver Line on opening day yesterday. This is the first new subway — really, an elevated line — since 1991, and it goes throug

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Studying climate change is the work of science not the work of conscience.

Dr. Ovid Byron is an entomologist, a scientist, and he, patiently, explains to Dellarobia, the role of science in our contemporary world.       "I am not a zookeeper," he said. "I'm not here to save m

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


Story of the day - Last days of the world as we've known it

"Climate change deniers are evil," said Laketa. It had been a long day. She was tired and had been listening to Rush Limbaugh on the radio and even though she had promised not to listen to him ever ag

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Story of the day

July 27 – Departures: Miraculous

A few days ago, I saw a rainbow.  Probably the most vibrant rainbow that I have personally ever witnessed (the image doesn’t do it justice).  Not a particularly unusual occurrence, but what made this

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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The Same River

You can’t, we are told, step in the same river twice. The water is always moving, and life never holds still so that we can freeze the moment. But you can float with the river, holding to your same ri

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)