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Captain America is not a Hydra agent, and Superman didn't blow up Krypton

Yes, I think the idea of retconning Captain America as a Hydra agent is high on the list of stupidest ideas comic book people have had. But I'm not upset, because it's just a stupid comic book, and a

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Environmental ethics panel

Presenters at the Environmental Ethics session of the Sacred Texts Human Contexts conference at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, were Lyndsey Graves, recent graduate of Boston University School of Theolog

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)


A True Spring Story

I once lived on a street that ended in a cul-de-sac. (This “once” was in the previous century.) My home was in one of the brick colonials common to the area. In the brick colonial directly across the

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At the UU Meeting House

This video comes via the Rev. Edmond Robinson of the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Chatham, MA.  A light hearted outreach video featuring lyrics that nicely describes their congregation and

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Pagans with Disabilities Face Unseen Challenges

TWH –In the collective Pagan communities, it is not at all unusual to encounter people with disabilities. There are no studies to suggest that there are more Pagans and polytheists with disabilities t

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Educators Tweet Their Praise for Christopher Emdin’s Wisdom and Guidance

By Nicholas DiSabatino One of the most gratifying aspects of working on Dr. Christopher Emdin’s New York Times bestselling book, For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too: Realit

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Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

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Assembled Here

This sermon, delivered at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula on May 22nd 2016, was rather unusual.  The service began without hymn books, without a chalice, and without myself or o

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Life's Too Short To Sing The Melody (Site / Info)

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Connect with the UU Association of Membership Professionals

The Unitarian Universalist Association’s UUA General Assembly 2016 conference is coming up fast!  I’m excited to be leading the morning professional day program for the UU Association of Membership Pr

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When Worlds Collide: A Meditation on Religion and After Religion as we Know It

It was 1977. Actually, it was this day in 1977. The Chinese government officially lifted a long standing ban on owning or reading or, well, performing William Shakespeare’s plays and other writings. A

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Do What You Love, The Audience Will Follow

  “Never play to the gallery,” says David Bowie in the clip above. I discovered something interesting when I looked at the logs for my blog. (My blog logs.) Conventional wisdom is that writers need to

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almost summer

My summer has almost started, and yesterday I had my last day of class for the school year at Clear Spring School. My high school students were busy finishing their box guitars and one finished her ba

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The CUUPS Podcast #31 – May 2015

CUUPS Podcast for May 2016 includes the runner-up sermon from the CUUPS Sermon Contest. Congrats to Seanan Fong!

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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This Land is My Land

The refrain “This land is my land, this land is your land” sounds so good in the folk song, but in the case of Israel and Palestine it’s not an agreement, but an argument. A really complicated argumen

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


A letter in the Guardian to Jesse Hughes from a fellow Bataclan survivor Ismael El Iraki

The Bataclan Theatre (source) Two weeks after the horrific attacks in Paris on 13th November 2015 I wrote a piece called "In praise of the Eagles of Death Metal and in respectful and grateful memory o

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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May 25–Belonging: The Most Important Moment

I’m at my computer trying to finish up one of the many things that face teachers at the end of the school hear.  The room is empty.  I’ve given my exams for the day, and the students have gone home …

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Jesse Owens—Smashing Records, Defying Expectations

A plaque honoring Jesse Owens's four world record day athe the May 25, 1945 NCAA Track Meet at Ann Arbor was erected after the the athletes death.  Like so much recognition, too little, too late. On M

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

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Dusty White

I spent Saturday afternoon in a Presbyterian Church I’d never heard of, in a suburb I rarely visit, for a racial justice training. I’d do it again. Show Up For Racial Justice is an anti-racist organiz

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ChristineSlocum.Net (Site / Info)

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Sometimes We Just Have Fun

There are times when our youth group is busy pursuing a more just world, or going deep with ideas and spirituality, or seeking to be of use to others in the world. And then there are times when we jus

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

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3 Things: Blogging

This will be an odd one. I realized it was time to do another one of these and couldn’t really think of a uniting theme for fandom or game things like I’d usually do. But I’ve been doing quite a bit r

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Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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“Born This Way” or “Choice”?: Understanding the Development of Sexual Identity

By Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini, and Michael Amico Attempts to explain what causes homosexuality have a long, and often ugly, history. Various medical theories that pathologized homosexuality have

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Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

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