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Religion and the Imagination, Bedford version

Almost exactly a year ago, I gave a talk “Religion and the Imagination” at the Unitarian Church of Quincy, Illinois. The text and audio of that Sunday service is here. (It’s slightly longer, and has t

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Free and Responsible Search (Site / Info)

Tom Menino and the Ride Not Ridden

Definitely on my to-do list and almost as surely not on his, I wanted that promised bike ride from Hyde Park to City Hall, maybe with Steve Murphy too. It would be the old guys cycling to town. Like s

1 hour ago

Harrumph! (Site / Info)

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new teachers...

Forty to 50 percent of new teachers leave the profession in their first five years. ( 9 1/2 percent leave their first year.) So why do they quit, and why do some stay? The Stowe family is one of dedic

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Sunday Services (November 2014)

Services for November 2014 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula theme: Resilience November 2nd: “Navigators USA — Nature, Inclusion, Community” Every first Sunday of the month, ou

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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No Buzz Coil This Month...

...due to my having carpel tunnel syndrome. Best wishes for a Splendid and Blessed Samhain/Hallows.

2 hours ago

Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

Conscience and Choosing the Hill to Die On

As of this writing, Maine nurse Kaci Hickox is under house arrest for her resistance to what she considers a fear-based, anti-scientific, and politically-motivated quarantine. In 2012, the US military

3 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Frank Frazetta: Graveyard Dancing

via The Pictorial Arts: Graveyard Dancing:

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Summer Seminary Grad Seeks Answers

For some, Summer Seminary left them with even more questions about their path to ministry. Jennica Davis-Hockett, Leadership Development Associate at the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), pair

4 hours ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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Birthdays (November 2014)

Many Happy Returns to our UUFP members and friends who will be celebrating their birthdays in November!  They are: Ezra Moore Robert Drees Anne Cunningham Allison Millard Dean Ceran Chloe Briede Pam L

4 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Metaphors For Walking Through Doors

Last week I was watching the documentary “Radio Unnameable” about famous New York radio personality Bob Fass, when I saw Margot Adler. I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised, after all Margot had a

6 hours ago

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

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Get Two Books for the Price of Less Than One and Make a Novel Happen

Although the Pubslush campaign has finished, I am still a bit short of where I wanted to be. (I raised $1,200 towards my $2,000 goal.) So I am still taking advance orders. As an incentive, the first f

7 hours ago

One Writer's Thoughts (Site / Info)

Truth and Meaning: The Character of Candidates

Halfway through writing a posting on brokenness for this week, I walked out to get the mail. Living in a house previously owned by a Republican, I have been exposed first hand to the character of thei

7 hours ago

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Two Exciting New Releases for the Price of Less-Than-One

Although the Pubslush campaign has finished, I am still a bit short of where I wanted to be. (I raised $1,200 towards my $2,000 goal.) So I am still taking advance orders. As an incentive, the first f

7 hours ago

The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Identity Theft (Novel)

Preparing to Hibernate

As the days grow shorter and winter draws closer, many beings are preparing themselves to sleep through the winter, living off what they have gathered in over the summer and the time of harvest. What

8 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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New Poetry—When You Wear a Hat as Long as This One

The hat was brand new on New Years Day 2002 when we gathered at the Art Institute cafeteria before heading over to a Lake Front anti-war vigil — with Michael Brennan , Ira S. Murfin, and Arlene Brenna

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

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Strengthening Our Resolve

"I'm not worried about churches in our tradition conforming to the culture. I'm worried about them not effectively engaging the culture," Moore said in an interview. "We have to be able to speak with

12 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

25 lecciones feministas para mis hijos

"Si quieres algo en la vida, tienes que llegar a una posición desde donde puedas conseguir las cosas por ti misma". No sé si lo haría intencionadamente o no, pero, con esas palabras, mi padre me dio m

13 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

Buddhist Book Discussion Group meets at Unitarian Church

All are welcome to join in the Buddhist Book Discussion Group, which meets meets every Monday evenings (except holidays) at 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson. The group

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Mourning Dove

The mourning dove is known for his plaintive song: Oo-wah-hooo, hoo-hoo. Maybe the dove himself is feeling perfectly cheerful, but there’s still something to be said for the feeling of release that co

17 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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October 30–The Library: Independent Study

Independent study.  The student declares that he wants to learn sign language so that he can communicate with deaf members of his church, and so he begins to create a list of resources that he will us

18 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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