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Projections from the Shadow Side of History

Thanksgiving is a holiday that always fills me with mixed feelings. Gratitude is wonderful, and getting together with family and friends can be a blessing. But I know that the stories we celebrate are

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Epictetus from The Handbook

21. Think about death and ruin daily. Mostly death. Then .  . . what’s to be depressed about?  

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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A Small Thanksgiving Day Afternoon Meditation

Our family thanksgiving gathering is actually going to be tomorrow at Jan’s mom’s home across the metroplex. Jan​ and I are the primary cooks. So, today has been largely about the kitchen. I’m doing o

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Among the Reasons America’s Only President To Never Serve as President, Didn’t…

Written by Benjamin Franklin in response to a call for scientific papers by the Royal Academy of Brussels. It does not, sadly, appear to have actually been submitted. Reproduced for academic purposes

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Firm ground is not available ground: "Dunes"—a poem by A. R. Ammons

 Lone post amidst dunes and trees near Wells-next-the-Sea Some of you will have seen my last blogpost which included a number of photos from Wells-next-the-Sea. Wells opens up on to a truly wonderful

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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A Casablanca Thanksgiving

Due to the fact our American Thanksgiving is fixed to the fourth Thursday in November, the actual date floats around the last of the month. This year it coincides with the premiere of the 1942 film Ca

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Grace for the Rest of Us

Grace. Some say it before meals. Some have it for a name. Grace-ful people have grace in abundance. It’s also theological concept, and that’s where I run into trouble. When people learn that I’m not a

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Thanksgiving 2015: A holy day for Grace's Vision of Another World Possible, Here, Now, Coming

Words from our Thanksgiving Service at The Welcome Table: Community In Mission To Show God's Love...​: Rev. Ron Robinson We are inheritors, for good and ill, of the very 1620 religious community who f

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The Welcome Table (Site / Info)

What Does It Mean to Be White?

Originally posted on the neoabolitionist: Is not this the record of present America? Is not this its headlong progress? Are we not coming more and more, day by day, to making the statement “I am white

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spirituwellness (Site / Info)


A Prayer of Thanksgiving

First, that prayer. “For the woman who came to my office with duct-taped slippers, clutching a bag that she said was once filled with gold, who then wrote out a check for Glide for one million dollars

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Lodro Rinzler’s Millennial Hipster Buddhism

I first learned about Lodro Rinzler through his Huffington Post online Buddhist advice column that at one time was called “What Would Sid Do?” ‘Sid’ is Rinzler’s nickname for Siddhartha Gautama, the n

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Transcendence for Atheists

Let’s begin with a neurological reality: we humans are limited in what we can experience. The finite human nervous system can only absorb about 10% of the information around us. The other 90% goes unp

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Dennis McCarty (Site / Info)

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" . . . named after an utterly forgotten divinity" — a set of Hipstamatic photos from Wells-next-the-Sea

Susanna and I have just returned from a week away on the North Norfolk coast at Wells-next-the-Sea — a lovely, calm and restful time was had by us both. When we got there the cold, overcast and windy

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Fear Not

“The one most frequently repeated command in the Bible is not “love your neighbor,” but “fear not.” And if there is one thing that we need in our world, if there’s one thing that we should write on ou

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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And a Blessed Evolution Day to You!

Some good news this year from the Pew Research Center for those who care about science and equally, about the long standing campaign against science, particularly biological science (okay climate scie

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Moments of Grace

A couple of days ago, I had one of those grace moments. I woke up earlier than usual and decided to take a walk. It was just before dawn as the first light been to chase away the darkness. We live in

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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palisades » Blog (Site / Info)


UU's, Microaggressions and "PC Culture"

Lest any UU get caught up in the hysteria about "PC Culture" and other people's sensitivities about microaggressions, let's review our own experience with these concepts. Nativity scene in front of El

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Helping Black Lives Matter at the White Thanksgiving Table

Apparently, some people are hoping for Adele to come to their Thanksgiving dinner and soothe angry arguments between family members. For the rest of us, preparing for tough conversations is one way to

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Wrapping Up a Case for Atheism

For the past few weeks I’ve been sharing the text of a presentation in which I debate with myself about whether a personal God exists. In the previous installment, the theist, “Pastor Chris,” conclude

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Theists & Atheists: Communication & Common Ground (Site / Info)

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When Confronted with Unbridled Fear

When confronted with unbridled fear I have only one response:  Love one another. Let me say that in another way:  Be gentle with one another. Let me say that in another way:  Be mindful with one anoth

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in the South (Site / Info)

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