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Dental Tech, labeled ‘Hindu Witch,’ Files Discrimination Complaint

FT. MEADE, Md. – A civilian dental technician alleges that she has suffered religious discrimination, a hostile work environment and was subsequently fired after filing a formal complaint. Deborah Sch

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

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David Brooks, through an intellectual process we don't quite understand has arrived, finally, at the stark recognition of "a long chain of rhetorical excesses, mental corruptions and philosophical bet

2 hours ago

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Quality Pre-K

Pre-K may not improve performance in our public  grade schools. However, quality Pre-K can stimulate the huge early learning potential  from birth to age five. Without quality control being a part of

3 hours ago

Promise the Children » Blog (Site / Info)

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Better than human?

Who receives the benefits of shiny new technology, and who bears its risks?

3 hours ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Paul Turns Seventy-Four

Wishing a happy birthday to Paul Simon!

3 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Step by Step

I am writing this morning with a small black cat purring on my lap.  Yesterday was the new moon, and on each new moon I read my journal from the past 28 or 29 days back to the last new moon. I notice

3 hours ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Ada Lovelace Day: 7 Facts about Girls and Women in STEM That Need to Change

Portrait of Ada Lovelace by Alfred Edward Chalon, 1840 Today is the day to thank Ada Lovelace for the device you’re using right now to read this. Born Augusta Ada Gordon in 1815, she is recognized as

4 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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A Pagan Interviews an Atheist

Too often we stay in our own little silos and don’t notice what’s going on in other communities, or hear how people of other religions are responding to problems in our common society. We miss the opp

6 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Froebel's creativity

carving bow ends This morning I will be working on boxes, and this afternoon, helping students to make bows and arrows. Friedrich Froebel was the son of a Lutheran minister, so his language may not fi

6 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

John Cleese defines extremists (and thereby explains social justice warriors and "tone policing")

The biggest advantage of extremism is that it makes you feel GOOD because it provides you with enemies. Let me explain. The great thing about having enemies is that you can pretend that all the badnes

6 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Doumu – The Dipper Mother

The Dipper Mother [Doumu] is a star deity and a Daoist adoption of the Tantric deity Marici, a personification of light and dawn.

7 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)



Sometimes our greatest sense of abundance comes from the privilege of being able to share with someone we love. When has sharing brought you joy? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire s

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Revisiting an Epic Rant on McHenry County Justice

A day room in a McHenry County Jail cell block with stairs to the cells like those on which Leslie Lutzow fell and was critically injured. Note— I rediscovered this post from 2011 as I was reviewing w

9 hours ago

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

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Fall color

Many of the trees are still green here in West Concord, Massachusetts, but others have taken on brilliant fall color — like these trees behind my dad’s condo:

17 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Concord, Mass.

SAC Items of Interest

Death with Dignity Petition This MoveOn.org petition just started & needs your signature, since the governor is presently inclined to veto it if passed by legislature. Click here to sign. “Dear Govern

20 hours ago

uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Death with Dignity End of Life Ecologia Michael Judd

The Scrapped Sermon

Here's the sermon PUUF would have heard yesterday, had it not been set aside in favor of a conversation on the events of the past eleven days since the mass murder at Umpqua CC. WHY IS OCT. 11 AN IMPO

21 hours ago

Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show (Site / Info)

Halloween — Pumpkin Carving Instructions

A piece of American culture, for those who have never participated before. You will need —  your pumpkin (I bought one for $5, but prices vary) – larger pumpkins are easier to carve. Mine is about 12

22 hours ago

TOP of My Mind (Site / Info)

Rhythms of Renewal

Yom Kippur – the day of atonement: the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. And it’s all about acknowledging the things we have done wrong, seek forgiveness, atone. That way we can be renewed as we hea

23 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)


Transcendence: Between Metaphor and Miracle

Taken from Reverend Tom's October 2015 Newsletter Article Mason Cooley, Professor of English and American aphorist said “Transcendence is something between a metaphor and a miracle.” I share this stor

23 hours ago

The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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Indigenous Peoples Day

Let's pretend that's why government offices are closed for the holiday today, shall we? Back when the folks who had been living in the "east Indies" that the rag-tag boaters from Europe "discovered" h

23 hours ago

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