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Surprise

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise. —Alice Walker How do you open yourself to surprise? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflection and encourage the creation of a

1 hour ago

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Hanukkah Experiment

It's Hanukkah! Tonight I assigned one son to making the matzoh ball soup, the other to the latkes. All went well and was coming together deliciously. And then secondborn called out, "Mom, I have an id

7 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

December 18–The Kitchen: Recipe in the Making

My dad made the best lasagna! Christmas dinner was magical every year – sausage meatballs, lettuce with olives, fresh tomatoes, cheap grocery store Italian salad dressing, fresh Italian bread picked u

7 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

The Kitchen UU 4th Principle

December 17, 2014

Awe-struck; We are shaped and held so intimately by the stories that we are told, and that we tell each other; their words weave us together, stitching souls into the images that define us. It feels l

9 hours ago

The Grove (Site / Info)

GROW REST

shape to fit, or fit to shape...

Gift number 7 with obtuse angle and two equal sides. Today, I worked on Gift number 7, its variations and the chapter that will include it. Swedish Sloyd and Finnish Sloyd were both intended as means

12 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Celebrate the magic of Christmas Eve with FUUN, Family, Friends and Music!

Join Us for FUUN Christmas Eve celebrations December 24th!   5:30 p.m. Family Celebration: All church Christmas Pageant, child dedication, family choir and candlelight **If you would like your child t

13 hours ago

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Huckered Down and Huddled Together

A version of this post was originally published almost two years ago, in the midst of a long and stressful winter. And although there is no snow on the ground where I live and we are gearing up for Ch

14 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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U.S./Mexico Border Immersion for UU Youth!

“The impact of this trip was enhanced by being together as Unitarian Universalists.  Our faith, our singing, our prayers became a sacred space to hold the heartbreak and the examples of resistance as

16 hours ago

Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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Unleash the Hounds! (Holiday Edition Link Round Up)

There are many articles and essays of interest to modern Pagans out there, more than our team can write about in-depth in any given week. Therefore, The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order to r

18 hours ago

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

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Loose lips

A Spokane Co. (Washington) Sheriff's deputy made the mistake of speaking candidly about the need he feels for getting a leg up in the local law enforcement arms race. "We've got a lot of constitutiona

19 hours ago

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The “Swedish Model” of Prostitution Is Sexist, Heterosexist, and Puts Sex Workers at Risk

For International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, Melinda Chateauvert, author of SEX WORKERS UNITE, debunks the myth of the “Swedish Model” of prostitution and similar “end demand” laws that

20 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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It Kicks off with the Saturnalia

The good folk at Wikipedia assert that on this day in 497 before our common era the Romans first celebrated the Saturnalia. It occurred at the dedication of a temple to Saturn, god of agriculture, and

21 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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“Hands down one of my top reads of all time… This is the literary apex for me.”

The novel Angel was reviewed (for the second time) by Judith for I Love YA Fiction.  It received a 10 of 10 review. (Her first review of the novel was two years ago on sister site I Love Romantic Fict

21 hours ago

The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Angel (Novel)

the search for form...

Today, I hope to spend writing. I need to catch up on a couple chapters that need selection of photos, captioning, and organization. Barbara in Stavanger has provided more pages of N. Christian Jacobs

22 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Snow Family

Does the snow family have their arms up in supplication for cold weather, in resignation to their doom from the sun’s warmth or in rejoicing for the cold, sunny day? No way to tell, really, and they’r

1 day ago

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Alienated Adolescent Saves Christmas

Hermey  the  would-be dentist elf and Rudolph from the Rankin/Bass TV special. You may have noticed more than usual seasonal hoopla surrounding a certain adolescent hero who with astonishing speed cat

1 day ago

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

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December 17–The Kitchen: A Gift Litany

The Kitchen is our gathering place. The Kitchen is source of our nourishment, one for another. The Kitchen is safety and security for us, our family, our friends and for strangers. The Kitchen is port

1 day ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

The Kitchen UU 7th Principle

Donwanna Grow Up!

Being a grown up means being responsible and making healthy choices. Like, say, not staying up until midnight when the alarm goes off at 5:45 AM. But "When Harry Met Sally" is on.

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Winter Walk

Desiccated bronze orphans, aligned along branches, rustling symphony trembling in the wind. Brittle flags hanging, minor testament to doggedness, multiple casualties dropping to ground. I know they ar

1 day ago

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Amanda Palmer and the Art of Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has become a seemingly magical source of money for a variety of projects and causes. But like all magic, it’s far more complicated than it appears on the surface.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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