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August Flame

Goddess Circle    Colossal Creative Camp   Grab your phone!    Coming soon! Gayle Phillips Jeanie Goldberg Asher Meyer Nancy Emery Tom Hagner Kim Hummel Selena Carlson-Hagstrom Dan Luke Neil Bates Jud

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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The Epic of the American Vice Presidency—Part I

Tim Kaine's introductory speech last Friday eased criticism of his pick as Hillary Clinton's running mate. Note:   This is one of those posts that got away from me as I looked at the new Democratic no

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

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Bad behavior all around: on grumbling authors, agents who charge writers for pitches, and aspiring publishing people who shame writers

Because David Benjamin's post is still public, I'll share the link: My Latest Rejection, #319: Jennifer Johnson-Blalock. But if you're tempted to join the people who're mobbing him, please finish this

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)


The Twilight of Secularism in Turkey?

On July 15, reports exploded across the world’s media that there had been a military coup against the regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pronounced Erdon) in Turkey. The reaction across the Eur

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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What Pokémon Go Tells Us About Our Media Future

By S. Craig Watkins Over the last few days, several people have asked me about the Pokémon Go phenomenon, especially friends who are not likely to play the game but are curious about why so many other

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

American Society Politics and Current Events S. Craig Watkins The Young and the Digital

What Were They Thinking?

The Future Will Judge Us, part 1 "What were they thinking?" From the 15th into the 18th centuries, paranoia about witches in Europe and North America was at its peak. Estimates are that 40,000 to 100,

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Future Will Judge Us

New UULM-MD Coordinator

As an affiliated congregation, we at UUCF have supported the UU Legislative Ministry of Maryland in the past and will continue as they combine with other liberal voices to make a difference with our e

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uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)

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Once it Tastes Blood, Madam Guillotine Always Wants More

As it happens it was on this day in 1794 that Maximillien Robespierre fed the guillotine. Apparently that taste for blood once tasted is never sated. Well, not until there’s no one left…

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


getting real...

Today I make a presentation at the Eureka Springs Rotary on the subject of real learning and getting real. The following is from a study of the effectiveness of hands-on learning by Korwin and Jones:

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Cosmopolitanism in a Time of Petty Nationalism 

To be Humanist is to say, with the philosopher Diogenes of Sinope, “My city is the world.” (In Greek the English word “world” is “kosmos.”) Humanists are necessarily cosmopolites, not because we are a

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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What Lammas Is and Is Not

What sacrifices will we make for the greater good? What will we offer to the Goddess’ sickle? What metaphorical blood will we shed that the people can live together in justice and so eventually in har

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Theologies of the Spirit

I've long given up on trying to put together or uncover any comprehensive theology. But this talk, given by Unitarian minister Reverend Jo James, probably sums up as much as possible (and much better

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Life in 361˚ (Site / Info)

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Heavy Clouds

Some days clouds seem like the lightest things imaginable: the thin wisps of cirrus or the cotton-ball fluffiness of cumulus. But on other days clouds advance with oppressive gravity, the threat of fl

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Review: Fate Core System

I’ll be doing 3-4 reviews of Evil Hat products over the next few days. Full disclosure, that is so I can enter this awesome giveaway multiple times, although these really are products I love. In fact,

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Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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Jackson, Minn., to Murdo, S.D.

This morning we drove to Yankton, South Dakota, to have a brief visit with Carol’s Aunt Rose. We talked about family history, and Aunt Rose showed us her family history and genealogy files: carefully

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Pokewalking Cares Away

I crashed today. Long nap. Wasn’t feeling well. But, I did some reading. I watched the ESPN #30for30 on Cleveland. And around 7:30pm went for a Pokewalk without headphones or music. I had the double e

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Were Y’all Always This Clueless? Or Is This Willful Ignorance?

On Monday night, Michelle Obama gave her speech at the Democratic National Convention. I didn’t watch the speech, as I am not watching the convention. But I did see clips of it afterward. The big poin

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)


Sunday Services (August 2016)

Services for August 2016 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula theme: Circle of Kinship Services include sermons preached by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard unless otherwise noted. Augus

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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The World We Live In

Grief is a natural  feeling. But processing grief, the way we move through and beyond it it, is both cultural and very, very, individual. It can and indeed must be learned, both in families and in com

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A Jersey Girl in Kentucky (Site / Info)

And Since the Whole Thing’s Imagined Anyhow

Here at the Russell Lockwood Leadership School, my old and dear friend the wise Reverend Jan Christian just read us a poem. You might want to hear it, as well… St Kevin and the Blackbird by Seamus Hea

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)