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Big Day.

Seven years ago, I was trying to figure out what direction I was headed in, trying to hear God’s voice, trying to figure out what was actually next for me. I look back at those posts from 2010, and I

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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STLT#238, Within the Shining of a Star

Oh my goodness. It’s the morning of my ordination. Just think – tomorrow, you’ll be reading the words of The REVEREND Kimberley Debus… how about that? Anyway, on to today’s carol, which is a light lit

8 hours ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Tony Hillerman, He Who is Afraid of His Horse, is Born

It was a delight to notice that today is the birthday of Anthony Grove “Tony” Hillerman. Only two days ago I finished Song of the Lion, his daughter Anne’s third installment of her continuation of his

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Obscure Unitarians: Annie Upton Lawrence Corbert

A schoolteacher and supporter of women’s suffrage, Ann Upton Lawrence was born on Nantucket Is., Mass., on Oct., 1840, to Frederic W. Lawrence and Susan Hussey. Since her birth is recorded in the Quak

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Religion: people & places Unitarians in Palo Alto

“Right Hand Man” (Hamilton song by song, 8)

We're at war. Here comes the general.

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Sunday Services (June 2017)

Services for June 2017 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula; theme: This, Our Hearts’ Own Song Continue reading →

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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STLT#237, The First Nowell

I am of two minds this morning (that is, of the minds that are focusing on this and not my ordination tomorrow): The first mind is so glad this traditional English* hymn is in our hymnal, lyrics unabr

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Franco "Bifo" Berardi's new book "Futurability: The Age of Impotence and the Horizon of Possibility" is out

Franco "Bifo" Berardi's new book "Futurability: The Age of Impotence and the Horizon of Possibility" is out now and popped through my letterbox this morning. I think he's a very important thinker and,

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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William Flees the Pope & the Razor is Sharpened

“It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.” Bertrand Russell It was on this day in 1328 that the minister general of thei

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Obscure Unitarians: Effie June Scott and Edward Curtis Franklin

Effie June Scott Franklin — A professor of French and German, she was born Aug. 5, 1871, in on a farm in Carlyle Township, Kansas. Her father, Dr. John W. Scott, came to Kansas in 1857, and was active

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Religion: people & places Unitarians in Palo Alto

Black People Can Never Be Respectable Enough (White Discomfort with the words ‘White Supremacy’)

(it looks like I might have to do a thread on respectability politics, so this will fit in somewhere) ok….since some of y’all are determined to stay willfully ignorant, let’s start with the actual def

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Elementary Age Service Project

Elementary Service Project from Olympia Unitarian Universalist on Vimeo.

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

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Obscure Unitarians: Emily Sophia Elliot Pardee Karns Dixon

Emily Elliott was born March 3, 1853 in Kane County, Ill., daughter of Wilson and Maria J. Elliot, both born in New Hampshire. Her family left Illinois and moved to a farm in California’s Central Vall

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Religion: people & places Unitarians in Palo Alto

faith on a plane.

Talking with a colleague recently, he asked about the increased travel I am doing as a Congregational Life Consultant for the Southern Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association. I told him I en

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Speaking of… (Site / Info)

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Composts & Mulches

Who knew that there were so many kinds of compost?  According to Michael Phillips in The Holistic Orchard, tree fruits prefer a fungally dominant compost, which you can get by using lots of leaves and

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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My Heart Sutra: A Zen Teacher Reflects on the Spiritual Life

My Heart Sutra When the heart of compassion walked through the gate of wisdom, she looked into the body of the world and each of us, seeing each of us and the world itself is boundless. And with this

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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New Preaching Date: Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn

I will be returning to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn on July 9, 2017. 

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Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)

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Joy and Happiness, Evolution, Money

Joy, part 1 I do believe there’s a difference between happiness and joy. A British website called psychologies explains it this way: “Joy is more consistent and is cultivated internally. It comes when

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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A Time for Prayer: A piece written for the Brahmo Samaj, India following the 2005 7/7 London bombings and offered again, today, after the suicide attack in Manchester

My Brahmo Samaj Manual of Devotions & Rituals & Brahmo Dharma Naturally, the dreadful suicide bombing in Manchester this week brought back memories of the last suicide attacks here in the UK in London

2 days ago

CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Revisiting Michael Roberts' call for a good, progressive, leftist, liberal rhetoric

Michael Roberts A while back, during the EU Referendum last year, I posted a piece in which I quoted a short piece by the English poet, literary critic and mathematician and mountaineer Michael Robert

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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