I hate the expression “too much time on your hands.” People usually use it after someone has shared something they put a lot of work into for the pure joy of creation. For example, a friend spent mont
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Was reading this outstanding article about how the word terrorism changes how states can act in the New York Times today “The Reign of ‘Terror'” and I had this response thinking about the War in Iraq
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Inclusion Strenthens, Rather than Weakens “For I was seeing in the sacred manner the shape of all things of the spirit, and the shapes as they must live together like one being. And I saw that the sac
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Reading - "Letting Go," a selection from Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes by William Bridges Why is letting go so difficult? This is a puzzling question, especially if we have been looking
Worship Story - Orpheus and Eurydice Sermon - Preached on October 5, 2014 (Listen to this sermon on podcast here)When we lose someone or something we deeply love, we don't know it right away. We thin
I’m stealing this headline from an article in The Millions. It is an article about the reactions a fellow Detroit author, Bill Morris author of Motor City Burning, on hearing his words read by an act
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An excerpt from CINDERLAND, Amy Jo Burns's haunting memoir of growing up in a town that both worshipped and sacrificed its youth.
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This message is part of our Voting Rights Campaign blog series. Today we hear from Susan Leslie, UUA Congregational Advocacy And Witness Director. Click here to see more about the Campaign. Get inspir
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Tufts University – which has long has a relationship with Unitarian Universalism(UU) – became the first college campus in the United States to hire an humanist chaplain. Tufts has created the position
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Drake star Half Back/Quarter Back Johnny Bright in 1951, It was the most brutal and flagrant on-field racist attack in NCAA college football history. The irrefutable evidence was splashed on front p
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Pagan Community Notes: Facebook freezes Pagan Accounts; PEC challenges Cuomo; An Art Competition and more.
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Yes, I'm setting the bar high, but how can you beat this? If I was working for DC, I would pitch the return of Marya the Mexican Giant. You can read the whole short story at Pappy's Golden Age Comics
JULIA & SAMUEL A Meditation on Liberal Religion in an Age of Crisis James Ishmael Ford 19 October 2014 First Unitarian Church Providence, Rhode Island Text I went to bed that night as usual, and slept
A gift number 4 beauty form Froebel's gift number four consisted of a small sliding top box and 8 small tiles, each 1/2 in. x 1 in. x 2 in. The tiles were used to create "knowledge," a sense of relati
In a few hours this empty school hallway will be utterly transformed, full to bursting with young life. The fact that it’s quiet doesn’t mean it isn’t useful, just that it’s waiting. What have you lea
Clock hands swing forward matching tempo with curtains circling aimlessly, caught in a dance as midnight breeze rolls through walls, alabastrine unblemished it is only a matter of time before color or
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SPIRIT: My faith is in science, but I try to keep an open mind.
NEWS: After Supreme Court action, same-sex marriage now legal in 32 states.
I like hotel beds and seeing my colleagues and learning things, but I also enjoy *My own bed *My own shower *Having toiletries in sizes over 3.3 ounces *Fresh fruits and veggies whenever I want them *