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A Clearer View

There are people in the world who are willing to go to great, even dangerous, lengths to provide us all with a clearer view of the world—who strip away the grime of old assumptions and prejudices, who

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Major League Baseball’s Ordeal—The Bitter Strike of 1981

On July 31, 1981 a strike against Major League Baseball (MLB) ended after the loss of 713 games—38% of the regular season.   Negotiations between the owners and the Major League Baseball Players Assoc

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

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July 31 – Washrooms: Washing to Reveal

Twenty six years ago I had recently returned to the Methodist Church after a young adult hiatus of 6 or 8 years.  That’s when my first baby was born.  I had a beautiful hand-made Christening gown that

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Pocatello, Idaho, to Winnemucca, Nev.

The day did not start well. I awakened in the midst of a dream about work — you know a vacation is almost over when thoughts of your job work their way into your dreams. And then when I got to the Min

7 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips

The fantasy of perfection: student suicide and the lies that cause it

There is a corridor of collective hysteria in this country. It is the stretch of land between the 101 and 280 freeways, starting in San Francisco and moving south, eventually ending when the latter tu

8 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Reading “Church Refugees”

When minister and friend Derek Parker mentioned that he was in a study group, and that they were reading a book about people who were once devoted church members but have left the church without givin

11 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Mission and Polity

Let your anger guide you to beloved action: Join me in Ferguson

I’m angry. I’m not even sure that’s a big enough word for what I’m feeling. The rage is deep, so pervasive at times it threatens to paralyze me into inaction. I struggle against the threat of being re

13 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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foursimplewords: amandapalmer made a new THING and it’s AMAZING. See it share it love it.

13 hours ago

RevSean (Site / Info)

#21AceStories: Sex Drive, Relationships, and Other Misconceptions

#21AceStories: Sex Drive, Relationships, and Other Misconceptions

13 hours ago

RevSean (Site / Info)

Lammas Night

What sacrifices – of time, treasure, effort, convenience, or more – will you make to help build the kind of world we want to see? Because while we live in a hi-tech, post-modern world, some ancient tr

14 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Chaplain to Youth sought for District Conferences

The Mountain Desert District is looking to hire a part time Chaplain to Youth.  This position is a year long contract with a possibility to extend.  Job Description is here.  Please contact the Youth

15 hours ago

Mountain Desert District (Site / Info)

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Voices from #MLS2015: Radiating Love

  On July 10th, I had the opportunity to attend a Multicultural Leadership School in Boston Massachusetts for the second time. This was hands down the best part of my summer. MLS is a program supporte

16 hours ago

Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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Life is abbrev.

Part of my job these days is designing user interfaces, which is an endlessly fascinating exercise, even as it is (and not just seems) mundane. The things that other people do in this realm often dist

16 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Important Information About Your Kroger Plus Card

Attention Kroger Shoppers! Thanks to everyone who participated in Kroger Plus cards bonus fundraiser for the church this last year. We raised several thousand dollars thru the program last year and ho

17 hours ago

FUUN Blog (Site / Info)


Just Mercy is 2015-16 UUA Common Read

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson speaks to justice, mercy, and compassion, themes of concern to us as Unitarian Universalists and as human beings.

17 hours ago

UUA Top Stories (Site / Info)

Scuba Diving, Heaviness, and My People

“And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so? I did. And what did you want? To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth.” — Raymond Carver, A New Path to the Waterfall   I’

18 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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My tweets

Thu, 09:12: Today's Bay Area Reporter features two clients of my church's Guardian Group. Housing a hurdle for LGBT refugees http://t.co/jkuXMIC899

18 hours ago

Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)


Look and feel

Word is, Win10 is out, and happily, I didn't experience the global internet slowdown resulting from its distribution that one friend said he expected; could still happen, I suppose. I wasn't keen to f

18 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Hanging on by her faith

UU young adult activist puts herself between the arctic and an oil drilling operation “This is a personal issue for me because of my faith; I’m actually a Unitarian Universalist seminarian,” begins El

18 hours ago

Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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Drive by posting : Re-entry

When I got back from Chicago this week the day-lilies were almost over, but the heat wasn’t (and isn’t yet.) I am caught in the balance of catching up with the mundane things I put on hold in mid-June

19 hours ago

The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)