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There is a big storm coming, slow start this afternoon and then time to just be home. I think we want to do too many things right now. Have commercials that say guys shouldn’t just watch football on a

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


The Life Inside

From the outside, all is cold, pristine, untouched. But inside the barn is full of the warm breath of cows, the smell of manure, the sound of animals rustling and chewing. Not so pristine, but very mu

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


The (forgotten) radical politics of liberal idols

So another year, another day honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King is perhaps the single most warped figure in contemporary America, where his legacy is used to defend the entire spectrum of opinio

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Iola Prep and Comfort

Winter Storm Iola* is already predicted to be a historic storm, with nearly three feet of snow possible in some of the biggest cities of the US East Coast. With heavy snow and high winds, some areas m

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Current Events seasons

Wonder Woman with sword and shield in 1947

I follow the comics field from a distance now, so while I'm not up to date on specific developments in the last couple of decades, I notice trends, like the popularity of putting Wonder Woman into arm

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Any Interest In A #BlackLivesMatter Shadow GA?

Hello all. Since GA programming too often can’t address pressing issues (for any number of reasons) AND since GA is going to a city that has a history of bad policing practice [is Portland still under

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)


An article every writer and would-be writer in the US should read

“Sponsored” by my husband: Why it’s a problem that writers never talk about where their money comes from - Salon.com All she says applies to the fantasy and science fiction genre. I can't remember whe

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Our Religious Literacy Goals

At OUUC we have three major goals for our religious education program: 1.  UU Identity (includes history, heritage, and involvement in larger denomination outside our congregation) 2.  Religious Liter

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

Nuts and Bolts of Religious Education

Abundance Scooped from Abundance: Reflections on Myanmar

homily delivered today at First Parish Church of Groton There is a line from an Anne Sexton poem. I have used it here and nearly everywhere I have been given the chance: Abundance scooped from abundan

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irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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Community, Trust, and Investment

The I Am UU page has been running for 5 years. In that time, is has gone from being a small community of UU Evangelists to a huge community (in UU terms) of people who want to better understand what i

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I am UU (Site / Info)

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Life Is Complicated – A Rant

Pretending the world is simple when it’s not just makes you vulnerable to those who would exploit you for their own purposes.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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examining authority.

Examining Authority A sermon by the Rev. Dawn Cooley Delivered at First Unitarian Church on January 25, 2015 There are many perspectives from which we might examine authority. Our moment for all ages

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Speaking of... (Site / Info)


Church 101: Giving Money (Part 2 of 2)

People new to congregational life are often anxious about pledging. After all, this is a financial commitment you didn’t used to have. Here’s what I hear most often: How much should I pledge? Pledging

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Ministry in Steel Toe Shoes | Ministry in Steel Toe Shoes (Site / Info)

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Dosho Port Receives Inka Shomei

I am honored to be able to announce that on the evening of January 23rd, 2015, in the ancient and ever renewed ceremony of Inka Shomei I passed on the Dharma as I received it from John Tarrant, who hi

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


THE GREAT WAY OF LIBERAL RELIGION A Meditation on Francis David, George Biandrata, and King John Sigismund

THE GREAT WAY OF LIBERAL RELIGION A Meditation on Francis David, George Biandrata, & King John Sigismund James Ishmael Ford First Unitarian Church Providence, Rhode Island Text In this world there hav

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Sermon: The Longest Road

This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington on Sunday, January 25th, 2015. “The course of a life is measured in moments. How does yearning bring us back to our purp

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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This Morning Again It Was in the Dusty Pines — to divinize nature and naturalize the divine

Dusty pines in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden PROLOGUE The opening paragraph Emerson’s essay “Nature”: Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It writes biographies

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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What is compassion?

I’ll be joining 1000 Voices for Compassion, which currently stands at the mathematically-pleasing number of 1024 bloggers who will write about compassion on February 20. What do you think compassion i

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)


American Witch Prepares for Pilgramage to the Homeland of the Orisha

For many people, Nigeria is a country only known through stories and news reports. Most recently, the country has taken center stage as Boko Haram, an Islamic militant group, continues its violent cam

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

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This week at the Eureka Spring School of the Arts, the Blackmsiths of Arkansas built a bloomery for making their own iron from ore. It is a rather small device made from clay and the lengthy process s

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)