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Outbreak, continued

We just this week got around to watching our DVR'd copy of Frontline's Sept. 9 piece on the current Ebola outbreak (the "deadliest on record" as they subhead it, in that deadly serious narrator's voic

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Adult Religious Education – November 2014

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. Childcare is available. The schedule is subject to change; please click the link

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FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

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Turn it down, shut it off, keep it small: Heating

The leaves are turning and falling. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are coming on. So are our heating systems. If you care at all about climate change and the environment, or if you simply care

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)

Green Team Blog

removing barriers to participation in governance.

Join me on a thought experiment, won’t you? In this blog posting, I want to explore an idea, not advocating a particular pathway; to think outside the box and see what happens. Imagine with me that th

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Artists: Please Stop Apologizing for Wanting to Make a Living.

In my other life I manage a ballet dancer. So I get a lot of ballet-related posts in my media stream. Today I started to read a story called Why All Those Rules? It was written by ballet teacher Amand

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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UNCO arts and crafts

UNCO is not all talk. Deb brought supplies from her crafts closet to UNCO 14, and set up a table with collage materials, including a couple of old hymnals. She put a placard on this table: “Revision A

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Summer Seminary’s Emergent Properties

Some of the programming at Summer Seminary 2014 was structured, like our time spent at Meadville Lombard Theological School learning about discerning the call, theology, faith formation, UU history an

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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The Meaning of the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching) for Today

Parker Palmer, in his modern spiritual classic A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life relates the classic Daoist tale known as “The Woodcarver”: A master carver, made a bell stand of

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The Shifting Landscape of Marriage Equality

The movement towards marriage equality in the United States has taken on a different tone in the year 2014. The term “marriage equality” itself is a seismic shift from the debate over “same-sex marria

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

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education of the senses...

In my woodshop, I have begun work on the boxes for gifts number 5 and 6 which are larger than the boxes for gifts 3 and 4 as you can see in the photo above. The techniques used to make the boxes can b

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Thank you for the warm welcome!

Submitted by Chris Hockman Hi UUFP! I just wanted to thank all of you for the warm welcome you have shown me in these past months. I’d like to offer some extra-special gratitude to the newly-appointed

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Sermons EDITION: November 2014

Ignacio “Nacho”Anaya

Ignacio “Nacho”Anaya, imortal inventor of Nacho's especiales. Today is International Day of the Nacho, so declared under somewhat murky circumstances and murkier authority for this date in 1975 after

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

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Look Outward Angels!

I asked 'why did the UUA not issue a national call to Ferguson with the same reach and urgency that it did for the Moral Movement March in North Carolina, or the People's Climate March?'. It was a wro

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

October 21–The Library: Introduction to Joy

Do you remember the first time you ever visited a library?  I grew up in a small town of about 500 in northern Alabama.  In the early 1960’s our town still had its own public school.  It served first

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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A Wing and a Prayer

Even if you know perfectly well how the aerodynamics of an airplane help it stay suspended in the air, and even if you are familiar with the statistics on how safe it is to fly, you might find yoursel

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


California initiatives: special interest slugfests and yet more bonds!

I received my ballot in the mail today. Living in California, we have vestiges of the Progressive era. These are not at all universal across the states. One is the power of recall, which we used back

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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UNCO 14 West day one

The theory behind an unconference: some of the most interesting conversations take place in the times between the formal sessions. The reality of an unconference: some of the most interesting conversa

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Cliven Bundy in Bizarre Video for Black Candidate: ‘It’s Almost Like Black Folks Think White Folks Owe Them Something’

[Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] Cliven Bundy, the defiant “Patriot” Nevada rancher who led an armed confrontation with federal agents in April – and who has still not faced any consequences in its afterm

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Orcinus (Site / Info)

Restraint, Of A Sort

Last year I came home from this work conference with nearly two dozen books. This year I only brought home six books. Mostly because I have a bunch of last year's reading left to do. And I wasn't chec

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Furtive Movements: The New Jim Crow Over & Over (part I)

Maybe you were like me when the George Zimmerman trial was going on, shocked (not necessarily surprised) that the defense would come up with something so totally messed up as to say that Trayvon Marti

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