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An Open Letter to Chief Justice Roy Moore

  29 April 2016 Dear Chief Justice Moore: As a citizen of Alabama, I am rather disappointed in your press conference comments.  Not only did they portray the events on January 12th incorrectly, they e

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in the South (Site / Info)

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SETTING A PLACE FOR ELIJAH: Welcoming Into the Circle as Spiritual Practice

SETTING A PLACE FOR ELIJAH Welcoming into the Circle as Spiritual Practice James Ishmael Ford 1 May 2016 Pacific Unitarian Church Rancho Palos Verdes, California Not long ago Vivian Hao and I were sit

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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In search of lost cheekiness: Cynicism, kynicism, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, the Padstow ‘Obby ‘Osses and the Rebel Clown Army

Diogenes of Sinope Readings: Ecclesiastes 8:14-15 There is a vanity that takes place on earth, that there are righteous people who are treated according to the conduct of the wicked, and there are wic

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Owl Life

Today I took a walk to the ponds at Evergreen and started looking at the pines where the mother owl and her babies have been living.  Today I brought binoculars and our little camera.  I watched for a

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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The Demanding Tree (A Re-Telling of Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree”)

“The Demanding Tree” by the Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein, revised Earth Day 2016 Once there was a tree.  And she loved a little boy. And every day the boy would come, and he would gather her leaves and

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PeaceBang (Site / Info)

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Bringing Emotional Intelligence to the Work

Just this past week, after winning five primaries, He Who Shall Not Be Named offered this jewel of wisdom: “Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote. The o

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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Epictetus, from The Handbook

43. There are always two handles by which to grasp something— one is good to grab, the other useless. You’ve been wronged? Don’t grab the handle labeled “injustice.” You can’t carry wrongs that way. D

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meditations, translations (Site / Info)

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Everything is Nothing, With a Twist

Wisdom from Kurt Vonnegut. In case you were wondering. Of course, we find it in older texts, as well. From the Heart Sutra we hear it all summarized as “Form is emptiness. Emptiness is form. Form is e

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Visiting the Chinese Theatre and Taking a Peek Into our American Heart

Jan and I are settling happily into our Los Angeles, or more accurately as people have come to say while we were tramping around the country, SoCal lives. Last evening it was sufficiently cool that we

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Celebrating Hoagy live in Leicester

Last night we took the Hoagy Carmichael show over to Leicester and the Attenborough Arts Centre. A good time was had by all. During the interval, a chap called Pete Bunney came up to us and kindly gav

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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May Flame

Goddess Circle       Annual Membership Meeting      Sunday Morning Forum           Games People Play        TCB       MAY BIRTHDAYS Roy Schilling Richard Hudgins Valerie Gecowets Caroline Fureymoore J

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Hair, Glorious Hair

My friend Larry Ladd pointed out that it was today in 1968 that the musical Hair opened on Broadway. While I think attempts to capture cultural moments through such things as a musical are inevitably

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Sometimes, the most heartwrenching form of oppression is “common sense.”

Sometimes, the most heartwrenching form of oppression is “common sense.” So-called “common sense.” Where there’s this unquestioned certainty that of course any right thinking person believes this …<p>

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Boots and Blessings (Site / Info)

A (Sort-Of) Review of W. Kamau Bell’s United Shades of America or Some Thoughts on Trump and the Klan

The comedian W. Kamau Bell’s United Shades of America premiered on CNN this past weekend. The show’s first episode focuses on the contemporary Ku Klux Klan. A portion of my dissertation is on the 1920

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Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)

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Evil: Bad Apples or Bad Barrels?

Historically, one of the weaknesses of liberal religious traditions has been a naïve optimism. In rejecting the extreme pessimism of many orthodox religious traditions (a belief in “Original Sin,” the

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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Five Styles of Soto Zen in the West

Five Styles of Soto Zen in the West The project of Zen is awakening. Awakening is seeing past the illusions of our isolation and permanence and into the real world of causal play, where we understand

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Midweek Message 4/28/16 — “Barriers”

This is one of my favorite moments in Mexico a few weeks back. Here’s Lynn, our most fluent Spanish speaker, making a new friend. She’s a juggler by hobby, and brought balls and clubs along on our mis

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Your Life Is A Gospel (Site / Info)

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May’s Faith Formation Calendar

May 2016 faith formation calendar

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

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Who Are Our Neighbors?

For all that is our life! by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard The concept of Beloved Community originated with the late nineteenth / early twentieth century American philosopher Josiah Royce to refer to an i

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Sunday Services (May 2016)

Services for May 2016 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula theme: Beloved Community Services include sermons preached by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard unless otherwise noted. May 1st:

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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