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Scuba Diving, Heaviness, and My People

“And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so? I did. And what did you want? To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth.” — Raymond Carver, A New Path to the Waterfall   I’

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

relationships connection Writing

My tweets

Thu, 09:12: Today's Bay Area Reporter features two clients of my church's Guardian Group. Housing a hurdle for LGBT refugees http://t.co/jkuXMIC899

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Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)

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Look and feel

Word is, Win10 is out, and happily, I didn't experience the global internet slowdown resulting from its distribution that one friend said he expected; could still happen, I suppose. I wasn't keen to f

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Hanging on by her faith

UU young adult activist puts herself between the arctic and an oil drilling operation “This is a personal issue for me because of my faith; I’m actually a Unitarian Universalist seminarian,” begins El

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

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Drive by posting : Re-entry

When I got back from Chicago this week the day-lilies were almost over, but the heat wasn’t (and isn’t yet.) I am caught in the balance of catching up with the mundane things I put on hold in mid-June

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The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)

Reflections

Let your anger guide you to beloved action: Join me in Ferguson

I’m angry. I’m not even sure that’s a big enough word for what I’m feeling. The rage is deep, so pervasive at times it threatens to paralyze me into inaction. I struggle against the threat of being re

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Our Stories - Standing on the Side of Love (Site / Info)

Enter the Flashmob

Today in my Facebook feed I found that a favorite cousin-in-law had posted a delightful musical flash mob performance of Bolero performed by the Philharmonic orchestra of Toluca. It set me to thinking

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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History as a Straight Line

“Americans see history as a straight line and themselves standing at the cutting edge as representatives for all mankind.” -Frances Fitzgerald, American Myth, American Reality Early in my college care

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Laura Lee (Site / Info)

Culture History

Clergy: Our work is still urgently needed at the Border!

Last summer, the news was filled with stories about the thousands of unaccompanied children coming across the US border, fleeing violence and poverty in Central America. Inspired to make a difference,

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Our Stories - Standing on the Side of Love (Site / Info)

Instagram Bans #Goddess

Yes it is true. Instagram, the photo sharing social media site, has banned the searchable hashtag #goddess. As could have been predicted, there is now a growing, worldwide backlash against the move. T

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

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from The Handbook by Epictetus

33. Start by figuring out a demeanor you can keep, alone and in company. Mostly, keep silent. Speak only when you have to, and then only a few words. If you must, talk. But don’t talk about the weathe

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

Religion #Stoicism

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Essential Summer Reading (and why freedom of the press was invented)

Though the idea had been around for millennia, the 1662 book Natural and Political Observations Made upon the Bills of Mortality by John Graunt generally gets credit for awakening European governments

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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at the start of day four

I am in the bench room of "Stowe Hall" at Marc Adams School of Woodworking, preparing for my students to arrive for demonstrations and work on their own boxes. The hall has a temporary name above the

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Seriously Now, Get Your Priorities Straight

This Facebook meme caught my eye yesterday and helped inspire this post. Get the tar pots boiling.   Slash those old pillows, you are going to need plenty of feathers.   There is probably a decorative

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

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Opening

Magnolias bloom in a vast profusion, curling open petals to the sun, exhaling sweetness into the warmth of the day. What opens your heart and allows you bloom? The Daily Compass offers words and image

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Journalism, propaganda, and the police

“Reporters are faced with the daily choice of painstakingly researching stories or writing whatever people tell them. Both approaches pay the same.” – Scott Adams  Since a very young age (like the age

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Connecticut churches share architect, dramatic flair

In Westport and Hartford, Victor Lundy designed dramatic expressions of mid-century Unitarian Universalism.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

I heart The Ruckus!

I heart The Ruckus!

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inexplicable beauty (Site / Info)

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inexplicable beauty (Site / Info)

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inexplicable beauty (Site / Info)