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June 30 – The Playground – Win, Lose, or Draw: Winning

The 5th principle of Unitarian Universalism states that we believe in the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.  To me this says t

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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If My Dog Were In Charge...

If my dog were in charge (and she just might be)... Anything that smelled good to her would be hers. None of this waiting for someone to drop it. Speaking of smells, humans would have more appreciatio

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

General Assembly: Why wasn’t there a second banner?

This will be the first of several posts written in the aftermath of Unitarian Universalist General Assembly 2015, held in Portland, OR from June 24-28. A workshop I wandered into on Friday was “Class

7 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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A few thoughts about The Phantasmagorical Cross-Cultural Sexual Cogitation Panel

I spent the weekend at Fourth Street Fantasy, which was up to its usual high standards.  All of the panels consisted of smart and amusing people, and "The Phantasmagorical Cross-Cultural Sexual Cogita

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Black Lives Matter resolution, rally, die-in cap General Assembly

“It’s not enough to say black lives matter—you have to believe it, and to live it.”

11 hours ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

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Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)

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Why I’m Not Fasting This Ramadan

By Nura Maznavi Image by Subcommandante According to family legend, I first fasted—for a day—at the age of four. I have no clear memory of this fast, although I do have the vague recollection of walki

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Monday Meditation: Giving Your Best to the World

Two weeks ago, our meditation asked you to consider how our acceptance of ongoing revelation affected your own search for truth and meaning, and how we might judge how responsible it is. We touched on

16 hours ago

I am UU (Site / Info)

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Serving the Elements: Learning About Your Bioregion

Everywhere we go, the elements of life, of magic, are present.  Long before we had microscopes and models of the …<p>Continue reading →

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bay witch musings (Site / Info)

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Pagan Community Notes: Mythopoeic Award, Polytheistic Day of Protest, A Pagan Market, Solar Cross and more!

Pagan author Sarah Avery is a finalist for the 2015 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award in the category of adult fiction. Administered by the Mythopoeic Society, this award is given to “the fantasy novel, multi-

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

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Through songs and Mother Play, Froebel's Kindergarten conveyed the importance of each individual within the culture. The joiner, was one of the craftsmen that he chose to illustrate. Note the hands at

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Nelson Eddy Steps onto the Stage

Today Nelson Eddy would have been one hundred and fourteen! Another child of Providence, Rhode Island, Nelson Eddy rose from poverty to become an acclaimed actor. More important within that, he was a

19 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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RE NEWS by Joanne Dingus

RE News By Joanne Dingus I recently went to my son’s college orientation at CNU. And I noticed some things there that I think I can bring back to the children’s RE program. First, it was very welcomin

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

2015 EDITION: July 2015

The Last Land Grab—The Gadsden Purchase

Last week Donald Trump crawled out of the clown car of Republican Presidential wannabes and threw the dead animal on his head   into the ring.   To distinguish himself from all of the other bozos he p

19 hours ago

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

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We Never Talked About It Again

Me -- a long time ago I remembered the moment clearly for years.  It was back in the day, which for me was 1969 or 1970; I was a student in college, the George Washington University in Washington DC.

20 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Collaboration, Sharing Paths and Our Third and Sixth UU Principles

Over the course of two years now we have had immersive ritual experiences in streams such as Reclaiming, Other Wise and eclectic Wicca, in Northern Tradition, Irish Pagan Reconstructionism and several

20 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Thoughts in brief

What are the obstacles to writing? In my case, it has been fatigue and a lack of a computer. My last pregnancy was challenging; having a newborn isn’t exactly a process rife with rest and spare arms.

22 hours ago

ChristineSlocum.Net (Site / Info)

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Ready to Roll

Sure, skates don’t roll very well on grass. But getting your feet underneath you on a soft surface is a great strategy for starting out. How have you built a structure of safety that has allowed you t

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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June 29 – The Playground: What a Day!

Last week, I had a good reminder of how important it is not to take ourselves too seriously.  I was up, getting ready to go to UUCG for our Sunday morning service.  It has been a tough week or so … Co

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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‘Bearing witness to what I believed’

Virginia Volker recalls a lifetime of working for a more just Alabama. 

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)