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STLT#295, Sing Out Praises for the Journey

Of course this is the hymn today, as I set out on 14-hour trip home from SUUSI that was called Blessed Is the Path. And in fact, I’m a little surprised no one used this in their worship this week… exc

10 hours ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Bring your underwear this Sunday!

A lot has surprisingly been said about underwear This morning when I put on my underwear I could hear the fruit-of-the-loom guys laughing at me. Rodney Dangerfield I don’t believe in the afterlife, al

12 hours ago

Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)

Caring for One Another Fellowship Circles

A Meditation on the Magdalene: Apostle to, and Maybe Even of the Apostles

In pretty much all sacramental Christian churches today, the 22nd of July, is marked out as a feast for Mary Magdalene. Me, I find her pretty much endlessly fascinating. She was arguably the closest o

14 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Dissent: For Such a Time as This

(This post is a continuation of yesterday’s theme of “Dissent.”) When considering the ongoing struggle in this country to genuinely achieve peace, liberty, and justice for all (not merely for some), i

1 day ago

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A Small Step for (a) Man

It was on this day, the 21st of July, in 1969, at 2:56 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) the American astronaut Neil Armstrong put his foot on the surface of the moon. And with that he became the first

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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STLT#294, Our Praise We Give

Here at SUUSI, we have a yearly theme; this year’s is “Blessed Is the Path,” and the resulting worship services have explored the many ways we are on our path, what we may encounter on the path, and w

1 day ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Armless, Legless Man: A Zen Reflection on Case Five of the Gateless Gate

Armless, Legless Man A Reflection on Case Five of the Gateless Gate Glenn Taylor Webb, Osho Text The priest Xiangyan (Kyogen) said, “It is as though you were up in a tree, hanging from a branch with y

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Wounds Remembered

Healing the Wounds of Turtle Island was a powerful, moving, four-day gathering, with teachings and ceremonies led by Indigenous elders from near and far.  It included the stories of so many people, ma

2 days ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Dissent

In my tradition of Unitarian Universalism, it is significant to recall that this past Wednesday was the 200th anniversary of the birthday of our Unitarian ancestor Henry David Thoreau, who was born on

2 days ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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A saying from Epicurus

A saying of the philosopher Epicurus has come down to us in Latin: Non fui, fui, non sum, non curo. Translated, that is: I did not exist. Then, I existed. Now I don’t. I don’t care.

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The Danger is in Not Being You 

There is a story that has been told in various ways about a rabbi named  Zusya. As Rabbi Zusya was dying, he told his visiting students that he was very afraid. The students were shocked and said, “Bu

2 days ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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STLT#293, O Star of Truth

So… I’m not sure about this one. On the one hand, it’s a wonderful piece about our first source – our personal experience of awe and wonder, singing praise to the “star of truth”  – which is a wonderf

2 days ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Is Our Destiny in the Stars? A Small, mostly Zen meditation

    It was forty-eight years ago on this day in 1969 that Apollo 11 successfully landed on the moon. The next day Neil Armstrong and then Buzz Aldrin would be the first humans to walk on the surface o

2 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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In case you were wondering

July is a little over halfway over and pledges are coming in as planned but we need everyone pitching in. We have a monthly budget of $19,222 and we’ve already received $12,511 so we really need you!

3 days ago

Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)

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I Never Got Over Those Blue Eyes: an elegy

I'm listening to Wednesday morning folk with Merianne on KMUN this morning and singing along to some of my favorite songs....and reminiscing about what life was like with The Best Boyfriend Ever, back

3 days ago

Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show (Site / Info)

When You Can’t Call For Help

I’m housesitting for some friends not too far from my house. No big deal. Except that it is. If something goes wrong, I can’t prove that I have cause to be in the house. So I can’t call for help. Lest

3 days ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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STLT#292, If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking

Last night, friend and colleague Erika Hewitt brought a message of love to evening worship here at SUUSI. It was not an easy message – she challenged us to flex our heart muscles in new ways, to lean

3 days ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Enter Max Fleischer, Okay, and with him, Ko-Ko the Clown, Betty Boop, and, Popeye the Sailor

Max Fleischer was born on this day, the 19th of July, in Krakow, in 1883. He would become a cartoonist, animator, film director, actually also an inventor, and a producer. Fleischer began his career a

3 days ago

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STLT#291, Die Gedanken Sind Frei

I entered this morning’s hymn with trepidation; I’m familiar with it and I’ve sung it a few times, but I was a bit anxious about what is really a charming little melody, wondering whether it would be

4 days ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Women’s Alliance: Schenectady High Students

The Women’s Alliance is partially funding back to school starter kits for Schenectady High students this fall. Many arrive on campus with not so much as a pencil and while we cannot equip everyone, we

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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