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Fats Domino—New Orleans to the Core

Fats Domino and New Orleans are inseparable.   He was born there and nearly died in the disaster that nearly obliterated the city that he knew.   That New Orleans was not the city of Jackson Square, t

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

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Plan. Execute. Win. Activism and net neutrality

Net neutrality carried the day at the FCC. The years-long fight between certain sectors of business and a coalition in favor of an egalitarian internet is not over by any means, but a decision to trea

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Lent, Day 8, Grace cont’d

2005 Since it belongs to the supernatural order, grace escapes our experience and cannot be known except by faith. We cannot therefore rely on our feelings or our works to conclude that we are justifi

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All-Soulo (Site / Info)


Our March Theme and Living Seasonally

In the classroom religious education at OUUC this month the theme is Rhythms. We will be focusing on how indigenous traditions and paganism connect to the natural rhythms such as the seasons, the moon

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

Faith Formation At Home

systemic evil.

Systemic Evil A sermon by the Rev. Dawn Cooley Delivered online on February 22, 2015 Video didn’t work out as hoped for for this sermon. Sorry! When I was preparing to visit Charleston, South Carolina

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Speaking of... (Site / Info)

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Adult Religious Education – March 2015

Classes meet on Wednesday nights 7:00-8:30 p.m. and Sunday mornings 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The schedule is subject to change; please check the Announcements blog here for curre

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Pagan Reactions to Presidential Veto of Keystone XL

WASHINGTON – On Feb. 24, U.S. President Obama vetoed a bill that would have approved construction of the final phase of the Keystone XL pipeline. After installation, this pipeline system would carry 8

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

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printing plastic stuff in our kitchens?

The idea in the 3-D printing community has been that we'll buy buy printers and then have them available to print out the things we need and want from plastic. Some are beginning to think that idea is

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Religious Humanism: What Was Old is New Again

Church Attendance Free Fall The Barna Group, a research group that keeps up with trends in religion, estimates that 48% of Millennials (born 1984-2002) are “post-Christian.” Forty-eight percent. “Post

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Tolerance for pain may be high but it is not without limit

What is the purpose of life? According to the Dali Lama the purpose of life is happiness. What will make me happy? Ultimately, according to A Course In Miracles, what will make, you, me, and everybody

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Purpose of life

Just Me

You could just put it all on out there—who you are, what you like, your greatest fears and dreams. It’s so easy to cover over bits of ourselves in hopes that people will like us, but how can people li

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Forever seeking solidarity

The big development in radical politics this week is the so-called Corinthian 15 (all interesting radical developments include a physical space and a number), who have refused to pay the debts they in

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Hugging, Boundaries, and The Platinum Rule

The first thing I read this morning was this new-to-me Slate article "I Don't Need a Hug."  I posted it on Facebook with a quick comment about being on the low middle end of general hug appreciation.

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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February 26–The Ready Room: Toward the moral life

And if you have no ceremony, no habits, which may be opulent or may be simple but are exact and rigorous and familiar, how can you reach toward the actuality of faith, or even a moral life, except vag

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Stopping stigma early

Mental illness as a topic is something society just has no idea how to handle. I’ve written about how mental illness is misused to score political points (usually by creating the illusion that a menta

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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On the way to the tropics

We've got a ton of vacation pictures and travel stories to fill in that gap between 2/17 and 2/24, when we went offline for most of a week, to enjoy tropical sunshine, swimming in the Caribbean, and a

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Books That Challenge, Books That Inspire

Here are reviews of the first three books I’ve read this year: Your Face Is A Forest by Rhyd Wildermuth, Bearing Torches: A Devotional Anthology for Hekate, and The Red Goddess by Peter Grey.

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Beware of MS Word attachments

Not sure what's up, or whether this is routine phishing or something more serious, but I've had two emails today with variant financial alarms and an attached .doc file they want me to open. Second on

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I wish Adolph Reed Jr. had a movie column: "The Real Problem with Selma"

From The Real Problem with Selma | nonsite.org: ...the specific sensibilities that carry the spate of slavery/Jim Crow-era costume dramas are those around which the contemporary black professional-man

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Selma Adolph Reed Jr.

George Leroy Tirebiter

A little bit of Bill O'Reilly is way too much for me, but it was amusing to hear that gee, maybe he "embellished" his war reporting too, many years ago. He's not having any of it, as this capsule summ

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