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The news from Bundyville

Just as we love Sean Hannity's notion that he can compete with Jon Stewart in the newsfotainment realm, is there any such thing as "bad publicity" for Nevada's most famous welfare rancher? The Idaho S

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

We have the best online community in Unitarian Universalism!

Ok, maybe we’re tied with the Church of the Larger Fellowship; their community is, well, larger, and they’ve been doing this longer. We still think you all are great, and we are proud that we can help

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I am UU (Site / Info)

Social Media sharing news community Facebook Challenge I Am UU News

the hands, control and control of the emotions...

6 crocheted balls in a wooden box. My sister had told me earlier in the week that her 6th grade students in public school were incredibly mean to each other.  She said that they are constantly bickeri

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)


             We are all woven into a complex web of social interconnection. That web is not morally neutral, but a system of interlocking oppressions and privileges, domination and subordination, expl

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

UU Lent and Campus Holi: Religious Melting Pot or Tradition Theft??

In our multi-cultural, increasingly secular world, when (if ever) is it appropriate to mix, blend, re-think, re-imagine or adopt a religious tradition other than one’s own?? I’m an agnostic Unitarian

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Breath and Water (Site / Info)

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Strength and Grace

I’ve told this story many times since November 3, 1990–and I’m sure I will tell it again and often. It is the story of my wedding day–the day when I gathered all who loved me and my soon-to-be husband

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Long thoughts (Site / Info)

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a "best art" award is not a "best person" award: on Vox Day and the Hugo, and Elia Kazan and the Oscar

The more repressive leftists of science fiction fandom are upset because Vox Day has a story on this year's Hugo Award ballot and are proudly announcing they will not read it and will vote against it.

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Review: WGN America’s Salem

On Sunday WGN America debuted its first originally-scripted TV series: Salem. Crafted in the horror genre, the show follows in the footsteps of the popular American Horror Story: Coven.  WGN uses the

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

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Level the Paying Field

Some labor for too little, others labor too little for too much Gender-based income disparity (the “Gender Pay-gap”) and a minimum wage lower than a living wage are antithetical to the Principles and

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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Hey There,  Joan Rivers! Can We Chat for a Minute?

It's hasn't  been a year since Amanda Berry broke free. Her escape brought to an end the captivity, rape and abuse of 4 human beings at the hands of Ariel Castro. Three were kidnapped as children and

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The Family Pants - Blog (Site / Info)


The private economic governments, including the multinational corporations

and even some of the professional societies, have become stronger than the public governments. One is reminded of James Madison’s warning that a principal threat to democratic public government would

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Stone By Stone (Site / Info)


Labyrinthine Lessons: The Half-Won Blessing, 5

Freedom is our half-won blessing. The first half is straightforward and negative (in a good way): no slavery, no masters or overlords, no chains. The second half is paradoxical. We arrive at liberatio

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Half-Won Blessing

However They Have Writ the Style of Gods: Wounds and Healing

Here is the beautiful truth—saints and sinners are the same from the start. Hsu Yun, Chinese Chan Buddhist (freely adapted by me) As a young writer, I read everything I could find on the subject of wr

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Letting Go of Old Feelings

When we encounter old unfinished feelings within our hearts, we may be tempted to try to sweep them up and move them along, to push them out of the way. But unfortunately, this doesn’t really work. I

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

spirituality mindfulness Spiritual practice Mystery Soul Awake to Mystery Emptiness Clutter Feelings

Library of Congress Gets Some Books

It was today in 1800 that President John Adams signed legislation authorizing $5,000 to create a library for the Congress. Much of this would be lost in the War of 1812 and restarted with the 1815 pur

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


“The Worship of a Unitarian Church” (1901)

I’ll be refering to this chapter (“The Worship of a Unitarian Church”) from the 1901 Handbook for Unitarian Congregational Churches for a few, scattered blog posts,to consider what habits and attitude

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Worship Unitarianism

A Gentle Path

There is much to be said for the amazing views at the top of a rigorous mountain climb, but there’s also a lot in favor of a gentle walk in the woods, with nothing more remarkable before you than the

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


"Have faith that tomorrow will at least be equal to your best today, and that the present cannot..."

“Have faith that tomorrow will at least be equal to your best today, and that the present cannot conceive a nobility which the future will not appreciate, or lay the foundations of a cathedral so wort

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Unitarian Universalist Quotes (Site / Info)

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"I do not think it is the business of a poet to be a guru. It is his business to write poetry, and to..."

“I do not think it is the business of a poet to be a guru. It is his business to write poetry, and to do that he must remain open and vulnerable.” - May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude (1973) p. 143 (Un

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Unitarian Universalist Quotes (Site / Info)

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National Poetry Month—Poetry from the End of the Plains

  I must be homesick today for the wide open spaces—“Way out west where the states are square,” as Thomas Wolfe said.   I grew up, as some of you might know, in Wyoming.   That’s Lenape word meaning r

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

National Poetry Month Lee Ann Roripaugh Peggy Simson Curry Robert Penn Warren Shoshone Love Song Wyoming

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