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Pre-holiday news dump

Oh the humanity, irony, comedy, tragedy, all roiled into the figure of a nasty, orange-haired, small-mouthed, fat-headed clown with weirdly tiny hands. When I heard that the possibility of a Trump-San

1 hour ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Happy birthday, James Bond! Hmm. I Mean Happy Birthday, Ian Fleming!

Ian Lancaster Fleming was born on this day in 1908. He was a journalist and at one time a British naval intelligence officer who turned his hand to spy novels and created one of the great franchises o

2 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Column: Wyrd Will Weave Us Together

Wyrd is a concept at the theological heart of Ásatrú and Heathenry. For many of those who practice one of the modern forms of the Old Way, wyrd is a core element of worldview. It stands behind, runs t

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Honoring All the Fallen

Let us remember our warrior dead – it is right and good to celebrate their courage and valor. But let us also remember the fallen of war who never should have been in harm’s way in the first place, an

4 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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May 24, 2016 – Quincy Bog

While we were in Plymouth for candidating week, we often awoke at 5:30 am. Rather than staring at the ceiling, we often went for a short morning hike. Coffee in […]

4 hours ago

high hopes gardens (Site / Info)

Farm - All

on the dangers of holistic thinking.

One of the things that Friedrich Froebel hoped to instill in children through his kindergarten method, he called by the odd German term Gliedganzes, which meant member-whole. The idea was that a child

4 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Seneca, from “On the Shortness of Life”

XVI. Those who forget the past, neglect the present, and fear the future live brief and troubled lives. When they reach the end of it, the poor wretches see too late how long they bothered about doing

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meditations, translations (Site / Info)

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Equal Opportunity Memorial Day With Murfin Verse

Memorial Day is Monday.   For a lot of folks it’s just the beginning of a long weekend and the start of summer.   And that’s ok.   You can go elsewhere to be scoldedfor forgetting the sacrifices of th

7 hours ago

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

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A Peaceable Kingdom

Is the boy sharing with the monkey, or is the monkey sharing with the boy? Or is this simply a moment of two beings meeting, holding the possibility that they have something to offer each other withou

8 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Interfaith, international

The Sacred Texts Human Contexts conference was an international conference. I met people who held passports from Canada, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Japan, Turkey, and the Philippines; and peopl

12 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Critical Approaches to Faith and Environment

The 9 a.m. session on Tuesday, May 24, of the Sacred Texts Human Contexts conference, titled “Critical Approaches to Faith and Environment I,” included presentations by John Fadden, adjunct professor

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Media roundup: UUs arrested in pipeline protest

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

20 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Next week: Prayer!

Next week, we are going to be posting links and quotes about prayer, from many sources and perspectives, because how we consider the deep questions and pressing issues is as important as knowing what

22 hours ago

I am UU (Site / Info)

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You're Invited to Organizing on the Side of Love: the Online Course

Social movements have cycles: they bloom, grow, and struggle. Like people.  As remarkable numbers of people of faith and conscience flood into movement at this time - where and how we can and will sho

22 hours ago

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

Mooncircle Covenant Group meeting in June

This covenant group is for all folks who find their spirituality and religious beliefs closely connected to nature or paganism. We will meet with leader Rev. Alice Anacheka-Nasemann on Tuesday, June 1

23 hours ago

Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)


Schrödinger's Republicans

Party loyalty (dare I say) trumps good sense more often than not. We should applaud those Republicans who are trying to resist being shanghaied onto the bandwagon for the presumptuous nominee, no matt

1 day ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Did I say that out loud? Already?

Senator Orrin Hatch's opinion piece (shorter, and cut through the b.s.: Judge Garland is a fine fellow, but I'm sticking to the party line and won't even consider his nomination) in the Deseret News w

1 day ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

How Julian Fellowes' Doctor Thorne spoilers itself; a spoiler-free review that addresses point of view

I have not read Anthony Trollope's Doctor Thorne, so I don't know if the main weakness of Fellowes' version comes from it. I hope it does, because if it does not, Fellowes has done Trollope an enormou

1 day ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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An Important Part of a Larger Whole

A testimonial by UUFP member Mason Moseley. I agree with Rev. Andrew’s message from last Sunday:  I want more than being a member of the “Fellowship of the Peninsula”.  The UUFP has a long history of

1 day ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Happy Birthday, Vincent Price! And, at No Extra Charge: He Reads Poe’s the Raven

Vincent Price was born on this day in 1911, which means he would have been one hundred and five today, except, of course, for the small thing of having died in 1993. In my childhood the master of happ

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)