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The Upstairs Wife: Giving Voice to Untold Stories

How Rafia Zakaria's first book THE UPSTAIRS WIFE is giving voice to Pakistani women whose stories have gone unheard.

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Warnings, Silence, and Truth-Telling

“You are never strong enough that you don’t need help.” ― César Chávez There is a little corner of the Internet that is all a flutter. Some might say that it’s just another Mommy War, a new script on

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Welcome to Liberal Religion, 4: Justice, Social Incarnation, Hope

Third smooth stone of liberal religion: Justice. "Religious liberalism affirms the moral obligation to direct one’s effort toward the establishment of a just and loving community. It is this which mak

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Welcome to Liberal Religion

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Here in Eureka Springs we are in the discussion stage of launching a cooperative gallery for artisans. In order to bring to light the values inherent in such things, I quote the following from Leo Tol

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Birthdays (February 2015)

Many Happy Returns to our UUFP members and friends who will be celebrating their birthdays in February!  They are: Nan Procyson George Fiscella Barry Campbell Milyn King Westley Joseph Joe Luke Rebecc

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2015 EDITION: February 2015 Birthdays

Recalling the Great Heart

It was on this day in 1948 that Mohandas Gandhi, called the Mahatma, the great heart was assassinated. Someone worth recalling at any time, but these days perhaps we need to remember him even more…

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Degrading gracefully

A few years ago, graceful degradation was the goal for web design. Web browsers weren’t created equal (and aren’t, though it’s better now), and what might look beautiful in one browser may fail to loa

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Mission and Polity

Be Like a Bird

Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings. —Victor Hugo What gives you a sense of security that al

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Drawing: best of (part 7)

I know why I chose this one among hundreds of drawings: because of how much it conveys with how little. The next one, though? I have no idea why I included it. Limbs as stiff and flat as if they’d bee

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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January -Sheltering Walls: Ripped Away

Twenty-nine years ago this week, the space shuttle Challenger launched with a teacher, Christa McAuliffe on board.  For months, the nation had watched her prepare and train, and on that morning in Jan

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Washington ‘Liberty Speaker’ Arrested for Attempting to Intervene in Traffic Violation Case

Wenatchee World photo [Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] Gavin Seim, the self-described “liberty speaker” who organized last month’s “We Will Not Comply” rally in Olympia to protest a recently approved gun-

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QUUest Camps 2015 News – Exciting Changes and Request for Your Congregation’s Support

BIG and EXCITING changes are happening for the two renowned Unitarian Universalist summer camps offered in Colorado. Thats why, this year, we particularly need your help in informing the youth and fam

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  Sourdough experiments happen a couple of times a week right now. I'm finding that the Dutch over method gives a great crust--you leave the lid on the pot for the first half hour for an internal stea

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Drawing: best of (part 6)

All of these are about light, and take several different approaches to getting light to show up on paper. It is so hard for me to leave parts of the paper blank. I’m looking at this person’s skin, and

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Calling All Congregations: Certify Today

All UUA member congregations are required to log in and complete the annual Certification of Membership report by the deadline of Monday, February 2, 2015, at 5 p.m. PT. This is a requirement to

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UUA: Top Stories (Site / Info)

What is the Hokey Pokey All About?

When I was a social worker/home visitor and got paid for playing with toddlers, I worked in a community that was predominantly Spanish-speaking.  This means that I learned a couple of songs in Spanish

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Sports Stadiums

We are in the midst of the week of huge sports media for Super Bowl week. People are preparing for big feasts on their big screens with big TV coverage and big commercials. Everything big. Expensive c

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Twas on this day in 1845 that “the Raven” is published in New York’s Evening Mirror…

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)



I wanted to make wooden squares for those students who want them for their tool boxes. These are easy to make by cutting a slot mortise on the end of a block of wood for the blade to fit. It is import

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

A few Marxist critiques of privilege theory

Conservatives keep trying to connect identitarianism and privilege theory to "cultural Marxism",  a name I hate because "cultural Marxism" is to Marxism as the Reverend Moon's Unification Church is to

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)