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The first day of the rest of your life

Yesterday the last of my college responses came. For the last four years I’ve been in and out of junior college, dealing with a bipolar disorder that was resisting treatment. Besides that, I realized

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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"Death is never an ending, death is a change; Death is beautiful, for death is strange; Death is one..."

“Death is never an ending, death is a change; Death is beautiful, for death is strange; Death is one dream out of another flowing.” - Conrad Aiken, The House of Dust (Unitarian Universalist, poet, nov

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Unitarian Universalist Quotes (Site / Info)

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"My altered sense of time and wakefulness is not annoyance but welcome glee. Here is where the new..."

“My altered sense of time and wakefulness is not annoyance but welcome glee. Here is where the new begins” - Nancy Shaffer (Unitarian Universalist, clergy) While Still There Is Light: Writings From A

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Unitarian Universalist Quotes (Site / Info)

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National Poetry Month—Revolutionary Poetry

Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five: Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. So began the

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

National Poetry Month American Revolution Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Paul Revere Philip Freneau Phillis Wheatly Ralph Waldo Emerson William Blake

Considering Calendars

We had a little bit of ice here this winter. It made some traffic messes and some logistical fun for families, especially when school wasn't cancelled until early morning. But a different kind of stor

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)


It’s a warm day, the windows are open, and I heard some sort of chanting or singing somewhere outside. Some kind of religious chanting is what it sounded like, but I didn’t really pay any attention. I

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Easter for a (former) Christian…

On Monday Heather and I went to a Passover Seder. Even though I’m not Jewish, I found it powerful to be in solidarity with my friend, her culture, her friends and others around the world in rememberin

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What's My Age Again? (Site / Info)

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A roundup of reader suggestions

The Rev. Heather Christensen, in addition to curating the Interdependent Web and blogging at Nagoonberry , is the administrator of a Facebook group for UU bloggers. This week, in Heather’s absence, we

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uuworld.org : The Interdependent Web (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web


Recently, I’ve been going through some spiritual turmoil. Now hearing about other people’s spiritual turmoil can be boring. Nevertheless, spiritual turmoil is a common enough problem that I think it’s

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Practical religion

“For we were strangers in the land of Egypt…”: Passover, Radical Empathy, and Reconciliation

The process of reconciliation, like the celebration of Passover, requires a leap of imagination, asserts Louise Steinman, author of THE CROOKED MIRROR: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation.

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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UU Young Adult Leads on Reproductive Choice

Reproductive Choice is not an option The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has led on the issue of reproductive rights since 1963 – ten years before abortions were legal in this country. In thi

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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Hope and Surrender

Warm weather + flip flops + quiet time to write = me happy as a clam. *********** Saturday: 75 degrees and sunny. Sunday: 55 degrees and rainy. Monday: 40 degrees and snow?!? Ah, the changing weather

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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Welcoming in the Age of Social Media

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InterConnections Tipsheet (Site / Info)

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Humanism and the future of Unitarian Universalism, and other UUs in the media

Humanism is losing ground to ‘anythingism’ In her interview with Religion News Service, Maria Greene of the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association (UUHA) says that an important goal of the UUHA i

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uuworld.org : UUs in the Media (Site / Info)

UUs in the Media

XKCD doesn't understand free speech—or the difference between legal and moral rights

The cartoon Its mouseover text: "I can't remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you're saying that the m

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

censorship / free speech XKCD

Pagan Leadership Revisited: New Visions for a New Age

Changing times in society cause shifts in the needs of the average person. While each community has distinctly different aspects, there are commonalities that exist within every community. The needs o

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

Paganism leadership Pagan leader

Nature Pic of the week: 4/18/2014

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)

Green Team Blog

Lent (Day 39) — Jimmy Breslin, “The Church that Forgot Christ”

In one of the final chapters, Breslin speaks of talking with a Katherine Grimes, MD, a psychiatrist regarding the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal.  The conversation turns to the matter of the semi

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All-Soulo (Site / Info)


Simple Prayer, Profound Meditation

please… please.. please…please. I whispered the words softly, quietly. As I stood in the bridal waiting room at the back of the church, ten years ago, ready to step out to a church filled with family

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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No Easy Thing: The Half-Won Blessing, 2

Did you hear about the guy who was addicted to brake fluid? He said he could stop any time he wanted. . . . We all have our addictions. Whether it’s full-blown alcoholism or drug addiction or somethin

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Half-Won Blessing

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