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Charles Darwin and the Book that Changed the World

First Edition  of On the Origin of Species with an inscription by the author. On November 24, 1859 On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the S

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

evolution Alfred Russell Wallace Charles Darwin descent of man Galápagos. Erasmus Darwin HMS Beagle Lamark natural selection Origin of Species Thomas Malthus

Simple Joys

Telling jokes with my goddaughters. They have figured out gross jokes...

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Render unto Caesar

IDEAS: Students occasionally offered erroneous answers with absolute confidence, but this fellow had thrown down a gauntlet.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Two Old Poems from my time at Starr King School for the Ministry

With all the negative attention that Starr King School for the Ministry is getting in the press these days, I thought I would share these two poems that I wrote while a student.  I will be forever gra

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Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism Poetry Starr King School for the Ministry

Michigan Author Monday: Lisa Peers

Tell me a little bit about yourself. I was born and raised in Virginia, went to Harvard and lived in Massachusetts until 1990, when my partner, our son and I moved to San Francisco. Two more kids late

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Writing Writers Books and Reading

Sunday, Nov. 30 service: “And You Thought You Knew Henry”

The Rev. John Burciaga will be the guest preacher on Sunday, Nov. 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson on the topic of ”And You Thought You Knew Henry.” We know Henry Da

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)


Faith Formation Calendar for December

Faith Formation Calendar December 2014

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)


The Pyramids of Uxmal

It’s easy – and satisfying – to judge our ancestors by modern standards. Some times they were wrong and we need to acknowledge it. But other times they show us how our lives and our world are less tha

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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This Week's Prayer

Holy and loving reality, we come to this season of Thanksgiving knowing that every season, every moment, every breath must be a season of gratitude – that the most basic spiritual practice, discipline

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)


UU 102: Dear Strapped Student

Here is another valuable perspective on the kerfuffle at Starr King School for the Ministry. See this previous post for more. I am not talking about the burden of guilt from revealing confidential mat

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John A Arkansawyer (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism UU 102

The little three-hole punch

While I’m mulling on whether or not to blog on the recent reportage about the Starr King School for the Ministry — it won’t be nice-nice-sweet-sweet if I do — I thought I would review a helpful bit of

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Church administration

My tweets

Sat, 16:05: We Need Your Help to Continue Our Work with Refugees http://t.co/d6d7TZ9Dq2

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Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)


THE Syracuse University Student Protest for Change

Student protests, rallies and sit-ins are a distant memory for much of the population; a nugget from another time. To others they are merely stories out of history books or photographs in magazines. B

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

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Habeus corpus vidi

Thanks to the miniaturization and proliferation of technology, citizen interactions with police are being seen and analyzed in greater detail than ever before. Think of it as the implementation of the

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Belief-in, belief-that and faith — Kierkegaard and "Where's Wally?"

Søren Kierkegaard One of the last lengthy, valuable and in depth conversations I had with Jonathan Harrison, my friend the philosopher of religion before he died earlier this year, was about faith. He

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

faith Address J. L. Schellenberg Belief-in belief-that Cambridge CICCU Edward F. Mooney H. H. Price Hebrews John Byrne Jonathan Harrison Søren Kierkegaard Where's Wally

rabbeted bottoms

I am working on gifts 5, 5b and 6. One of the easiest ways to install a plywood bottom in a box is by using a router table and rabbeting bit to route the space for it to fit. Unfortunately, most rabbe

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Happiness is an inside job.

The idea of the ego in A Course of Miracles is a pivotal concept. The ego is the sense of self which we create for ourselves based on our interactions with other people and our environment. Bases on t

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

ACIM Principle 4 Seeking Truth

What Remains

Over time, so much fades away. Treasured belongings break or are lost, friends move away, and even the people who love us most can’t stay with us forever. What remains is the armature, the foundation

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


An Order of Ham—First Actor Takes the Stage

A performance by Thespis as immagined  by Gustav Klimit in 1888 for the Bugheater, Vienna. According to sources the first actor in history, a guy named Thespis of Icaria, stepped to the stage on this

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

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Why I Take Pictures

I keep my camera and my camera phone nearby most of the time.  Not because I am an award-winning photographer. Not because I am much for selfies. But because I want to remember the sweet crazy wonderf

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)