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Dancing About Architecture: Those Walled Off Parts of the Brain

“We mathematicians understand that our discipline involves creativity, beauty, and abstraction as well as precision and utility. An education worthy of a free person should include active, meaningful

1 hour ago

The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Writing arts Ballet

So Much Stuff

It is December 19th. So far this month we've had two Sundays, a big potluck and decorating event, rather a few meetings and projects and deadlines. Twelve days left in the year. One big concert, two S

1 hour ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Flood: Items of Interest

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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Thanksgiving: How Hard Was It?

Foxie shares Thanksgiving photo op Thanksgiving morning on the phone with my sister, we small talk but not for long because over the years we have learned how to love and understand each other and spe

7 hours ago

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

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Justice march draws thousands, and other UUs in the media

D.C.-area UUs join giant ‘Justice for All’ march Washington, D.C.-area Unitarian Universalists joined thousands of people in a ‘Justice for All’ march organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Acti

8 hours ago

uuworld.org : UUs in the Media (Site / Info)

UUs in the Media

Conscious Aging?

“When Old Monk reaches for her pen, a moment of shock. Whose hands are these, she asks? Deep blue veins rise to the surface, prominent against rice paper skin, cracked like desert clay. Only one thing

10 hours ago

The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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Focusing On the Good

The end of every year brings with it lists. Lists of the best movies, best albums, best books, and best television series. My blog is not a “best of,” but rather an ongoing attempt to capture the good

10 hours ago

UUWF (Site / Info)

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Culture and Community: The Importance of Self Care as Pagans

This year has brought about many challenges within our communities and across the world. The closing of 2014 highlights what has seemed to be a complex year of politics, celebrations, complicated dyna

11 hours ago

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

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Hope 3

Embracing reality just as it is doesn’t mean we don’t work for change. Indeed, as we practice loving what is, we become more engaged with that reality in ways that can lead to our own and our world’s

13 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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The Mystery of the Season

One of the down sides to becoming a professional church person is that your opportunities for Saturday night parties become extremely limited. Last weekend I took advantage of one, while I still have

13 hours ago

The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)

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Upgrade your Organizing with Groundswell in 2015!

I’m amazed at what you all do. And every day, I think about how I can help make your work have more impact and drive bigger change. Today, we know we can’t make change without the internet. From petit

13 hours ago

Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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Paving your own path

So, I stumbled across this new bloggy series recently, and thought I’d share… We get many (oh, so many!!) posts over at Pagan Forum (plus I see them elsewhere on the net, and sometimes in person at th

14 hours ago

musings of a kitchen witch (Site / Info)

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a careful transformation of self...

Last night I dreamed of my sister Ann who died about 15 months ago of multiple systems atrophy, an awful disease. Ann was involved in arts and crafts her whole life, and in my dream offered to show me

15 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Christmas Morn: Advent's Mental Health Day

I know you want to turn away.  It is a hard image to see that you cannot then unsee.  It will be there with you forever.  Yes, that is a collapsed fruitcake.  I was cooking it.  You may remember that

15 hours ago

Burbania Posts! (Site / Info)

Advent Calendar Posts 2014

Christmas in the Closet

I love Christmas.  So much.  The fact that I believe in neither Jesus nor Santa (not in the literal way ... Continue reading

16 hours ago

Rebel With A Label Maker (Site / Info)

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The Ghost Story That Saved Christmas

A young Charles Dickens was painted by Charles Alexander on his 1843 American tour, just a year before he wrote his Christmas classic. To borrow a phrase from one of the author’s other books, “It was

16 hours ago

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

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We are not powerless

As we approach Christmas, and before our collective attention span shrinks as short as the daylight, I want to put a concluding thought on the series of posts around Unitarian Universalist social enga

17 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Infinity in Your Hand

To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour. —William Blake What is the most mundane, ordinary thing that you find m

18 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Slice of Life - Meet the Neighbors

Among our "natural"* neighbors are free range peafowl. The peahen shown in this picture was a few feet from my front door when I first saw her today. They're pretty brazen--getting treats from adorers

23 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

December 19–The Kitchen: Heartbeat

I clean the kitchen every night before I go to sleep. Bob unloads the dishwasher and puts the dishes away every morning. We have grown into this tender pattern of daily care for our home and for each

23 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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