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The Day We Figured Out How To Stop Cancer… And Then Didn’t.

Oropharyngeal cancer is one of the hardest cancers to treat.  Hard on the physician, I mean. Hard on the patient, ... Continue reading

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Rebel With A Label Maker (Site / Info)


The Earthen Path

As we commence a year together focused on what it means to be a compassionate community, I am particularly curious to see what I will learn about compassionate boundaries between others and myself.  L

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The Grove (Site / Info)

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Take Action to Stop Deportation of Rosa Robles Loreto

As Co-Executive Director of UU Justice Arizona, I am called to stand on the side of love with my undocumented neighbors here in Arizona. For too long our communities have felt the pain caused by a mis

3 hours ago

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Contradictions: On the Road 3

In real life, this Neal Cassady, with his crazy intensity of life, unstoppable energy, overwhelming charm, and savvy hustle, did only a little writing: published some poems and an autobiographical nov

3 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

On the Road

History is Inspirational Not Authoritative

Ronald Hutton’s new book Pagan Britain shows how history can provide a framework and inspiration for our own beliefs and practices, but it cannot tell us the One Right and True Way. If history teaches

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Comic Book Gods: The Wicked + The Divine

Almost from the beginning comic books have lent themselves to repurposing mythology in order to tell stories. Usually this process was indirect, with new characters like Superman and Batman acquiring

5 hours ago

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

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This morning my first through 4th grade students will attempt to carve wooden feathers. Almost the whole school from 1st through 9th grades are engaged in the study of Ornithology, as part of our 4 ye

5 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Motivation Toward Ministry, Part 3

In Parts #1 and #2, we created this chart and defined external/internal and history/future as dimensions of our possible call or deepest motivations. Let me place myself on this chart and explain my d

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

“The Poetic Expression of Unitarianism”

I’m going to meditate on the tradition of “lyric theism.” But first, some documents to give some context. From Modern Words of Religion, edited by Carlyle Summerbell (1915) THE POETIC EXPRESSION OF UN

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Study Group

Students form themselves into study groups on the assumption that we can learn from each other, that each of us brings our own skills and needs, and together we have access to more complete informatio

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Sulkowicz’s story: universities treat assault with contempt

No justice, no peace. Emma Sulkowicz was not the first woman to be raped at a university in the United States. She is, unfortunately, far from the last. The epidemic of sexual assault in the college s

9 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Trying to Prove that Old Soldiers Never Die

You have to hand it to Jean Thurel, the Frenchman had stamina. As a strapping lad of 18 from Orain, Burgundy on September 17, 1716 he enlisted in the Régiment de Touraine with which he remained on act

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

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After a long long day, I pulled through the McDonald's drive-thru for a small order of fries. I am not sure when I last had McDonald's fries. But I was looking forward to these suckers. And they were

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

James Barrett — Unitarian Universalist Reproductive Justice Activist

Note - this is the text for a short talk that I gave on 31 August 2014 as part of a worship service for All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana.  The podcast audio recording f

16 hours ago

Liberal Faith Development (Site / Info)

Parting Wisdom from Don Skinner of InterConnections

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

Organizational Maturity

An invitation to the party (haiku)

Your experience Bound with collective vision Shapes our work today Courage, friends!

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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DIA A DIA/ Mojón kilométrico

Si Kiko Rivera hubiera estado atento cuando iba al colegio habría podido aprender a hablar en español y así, sabría que un mojón no es lo que él cree sino una señal, generalmente de piedra, que indica

19 hours ago

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Sanctioned Prejudice

Cardinal Francis George, Head of the Archdiocese of Chicago, writes in a column for Catholic New World (September 7-20, 2014):   “In recent years, society has brought social and legislative approval t

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The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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Fever pitch

Hard to believe they can keep this up, let alone ramp it up from now until election day, but I suppose it's possible. Emails are cheap, and the Romney for President Inc. email generator might be botto

1 day ago

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UU? What the heck is UU?!?

  When people find out that I am Unitarian Universalist, the question I get asked most often (aside from “why the confusing name?”) is “Unitarian Universalist? What the heck is Unitarian Universalist?

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