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National Dog Day

Asleep and it's National Dog Day! A.Rittger National Dog Day almost came and went without me. We were just not tuned in. But when my one and only read an email from Roverdotcom, I heard her exclaim, "

2 hours ago

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


Fixing the internet: Donald Trump is nativist, not racist

Trump's most prominent black fans: From a recent Facebook conversation: Will Shetterly I hate defending the guy, but he has black supporters because his message isn't racist; it's nativist. Yes, it is

3 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

fixing the internet

It's the economy, silly

This happened. Trumpeters. Trumpservatives. Sarah Palin in her own echo chamber on One America News Network , interviewing Donald Trump, about his "avant garde" campaign. (That's, uh, from France , is

3 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

A UU Vegan

Just my randomness …

3 hours ago

UUpdates - Recent Site Additions (Site / Info)

30 August 2015 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us this Sunday (30 August 2015) at 11:00 AM for “The Federal Flood and the Lesson of Listening” by Susan Caldwell.  The All Souls Choir will sing in this worship service. As we mark the 10

4 hours ago

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)

Two Additional ASWM Opportunities

In addition to the Kore Award mentioned in our August Buzz Coil (see post below), the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology has announced two additional opportunities (ASWM material that fo

4 hours ago

Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

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Last Peach

It was the first picked for some good reason I’ve forgotten A bit undersized, short of ripe, tender it bruised from its own weight while its bigger, redder, riper siblings came into their own and were

6 hours ago

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The Bird Alights

Charles Parker, Jr was born on this day in 1920. There are those who say there are two periods of Jazz, before Parker, and after Parker. Have a little time today? Here’s something that you might enjoy

6 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Book Review – Celebrate Wildness Magic: Mirth and Love on the Feraferia Path

Review: Celebrate Wildness: Magic, Mirth and Love on the Feraferia Path. (First Edition) Written by Jo Carson. Years ago I was given a list of books to read in response to my interest in pursuing Paga

6 hours ago

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

Paganism Celebrate Wildness Feraferia Fredrick Adams Jo Carson

August 29–Culture and Tradition: The Struggle

Like a sculptor, if necessary, carve a friend out of stone. Realize that your inner sight is blind and try to see a treasure in everyone. Rumi I am taken, repeatedly, by how silently and powerfully th

7 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

Culture & Tradition UU 7th Principle

learning from the experimental

Vacuum tapering jig Sometimes things work as we expect or hope, and we learn nothing from the situation. Other times we fail dismally, and we hit the books (literally) trying to find answers to what w

8 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Truth and Meaning: I Am Racist

Since erecting a "Black Lives Matter" sign, some people have called the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland a "racist church." I suppose the truth of such an assertion depends largely on the

8 hours ago

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

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Sadly, Angrily Remembering Hurricane Katrina Redux

Just another "recalcitrant defier of evacuation orders" according to Fox News. Note:   This first appeared two years ago and became the second most viewed entry since Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout

8 hours ago

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

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World View

Bucket showers, vegan meals, and saplings.  Lots of saplings.  These are what you’ll come across on an average day at Sadhana Forest, a reforestation projected located in Tamil Nadu, India’s southernm

9 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

environment Adult Religious Education Sunday Morning Forum

Respectability vs. Resistance

This week, when I read Barbara Reynolds column on her challenges with the Black Lives Matter Movement in the Washington Post (read here) I was deeply disappointed. Here was someone who is a respected

9 hours ago

spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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Gone to Seed

We think of flowers as the purpose of a blooming plant, and the color and scent of a blossom as the truly desirable part of a plant’s life cycle. But what matters to the plant are the seeds that remai

10 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


A pretty easy receive that’s baked in a slow cooker. It’s a...

A pretty easy receive that’s baked in a slow cooker. It’s a vegan cheddar sausage bread. All the products are vegan and can usually be found at your local grocer. This recipe was taken from “The Vegan

18 hours ago

A UU Vegan (Site / Info)

Wee Beests to Boston

After a very unsatisfying and crowded first go at the Strandbeests last weekend, we had a much closer, leisurely and just better time when the small versions arrived in downtown Boston today. They bro

21 hours ago

Harrumph! (Site / Info)

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Media roundup: Ten years after Katrina, UUs still helping

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

21 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Blessing the Backpacks -- Backpack Charm Craft Instructions

From my wonderful colleagues I got the idea of doing a "blessing of the backpacks" as the children of the congregation go off to school.  It's not a new idea -- Christian churches have been doing it f

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Rev. Cyn (Site / Info)

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