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Once it Tastes Blood, Madam Guillotine Always Wants More

As it happens it was on this day in 1794 that Maximillien Robespierre fed the guillotine. Apparently that taste for blood once tasted is never sated. Well, not until there’s no one left…

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Cosmopolitanism in a Time of Petty Nationalism 

To be Humanist is to say, with the philosopher Diogenes of Sinope, “My city is the world.” (In Greek the English word “world” is “kosmos.”) Humanists are necessarily cosmopolites, not because we are a

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Jackson, Minn., to Murdo, S.D.

This morning we drove to Yankton, South Dakota, to have a brief visit with Carol’s Aunt Rose. We talked about family history, and Aunt Rose showed us her family history and genealogy files: carefully

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Were Y’all Always This Clueless? Or Is This Willful Ignorance?

On Monday night, Michelle Obama gave her speech at the Democratic National Convention. I didn’t watch the speech, as I am not watching the convention. But I did see clips of it afterward. The big poin

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Sunday Services (August 2016)

Services for August 2016 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula theme: Circle of Kinship Services include sermons preached by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard unless otherwise noted. Augus

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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The World We Live In

Grief is a natural  feeling. But processing grief, the way we move through and beyond it it, is both cultural and very, very, individual. It can and indeed must be learned, both in families and in com

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A Jersey Girl in Kentucky (Site / Info)

And Since the Whole Thing’s Imagined Anyhow

Here at the Russell Lockwood Leadership School, my old and dear friend the wise Reverend Jan Christian just read us a poem. You might want to hear it, as well… St Kevin and the Blackbird by Seamus Hea

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Pastel: Mitla, Oaxaca

I made a thing! I’m learning how oil pastels work. They seemed like the right medium for this saturated color and light, seen in the Don Cenobio Hotel in the town of Mitla.

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Women’s Alliance Lunch & Program: September 8

We will begin this season on Thursday, September 8th at the Turf Tavern in Scotia, NY at 11:45AM. For lunch reservations please contact Mariko at Mariko@nycap.rr.com or 399-4552. If you need to cancel

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Black Wolf, Wis., to Jackson, Minn.

Yesterday, Carol and I had picked several clusters of Staghorn Sumac fruit. We soaked them overnight in water, and this morning we had sumac tea to drink. The tea was tart but not as flavorful as some

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Beltane and Flower Communion

Beltane and Flower Communion May 1. We celebrate May Day. We celebrate the pagan holiday of Beltane. Beltane is the anglicised name for the Gaelic May Day festival, midway between the vernal equinox a

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Some Fenland Photos

This morning I decided to take the Copenhagen-Pedersen over to Aldreth and take in a little of what might be called Hereward the Wake country. Here, for your enjoyment, are a few photos from the ride.

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Guelaguetza

We went to the Guelaguetza last night! The festival actually lasts officially for a week and unofficially for several weeks beforehand, since Mexico doesn’t hold a week-long party when a month-long pa

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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The Day the Holy Spirit Came to the Unitarian Universalists

I’ve told this story a couple of times. And, it has come to have a bit of a life of its own. I’ve run across it reprinted mostly citing my authorship here and there over the years. This week I’m at th

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Margret’s Musings – August 2016

Rev. Margret A. O’Neall, Minister Things are not getting worse, they are getting uncovered. We must hold each other tight & continue to pull back the veil. (words posted by blogger Adrienne Mare Brown

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Black Wolf, Wis.

I spent an hour in the afternoon on a dock poking out into the muddy waters of Lake Winnebago. I was mostly looking at birds, but I also watched the airplanes flying by. The Experimental Aircraft Asso

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Mimi Hubert

I served First Unitarian of Saint Louis for five very good years.  Sadly, as I was getting ready to leave one member of my congregation was going through her last days.  It grieved me not only to hear

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik’s Weblog (Site / Info)

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john a powell on the Human Journey

At one of the workshops at the Unitarian Universalist Russell Lockwood Leadership School, the Reverend Jan Christian cited something from an interview with john a powell (he prefers to use the lower c

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Can People of Color Truly Be Safe in UU Congregations?

Situation #1 There was a memorial service for someone I knew at a UU congregation last Sunday. I knew the officiant for the service, and had emailed them earlier to let them know I was going to be at

3 days ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Hudson, Ohio, to Black Wolf, Wis.

Yesterday, we drove from Hudson, Ohio, to Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin. The drive was long and remarkable only because of a huge traffic jam that we were able to avoid by using an online map service, and

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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