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Follow the Sun

Sunflowers track the sun across the sky because the stem that holds the flower grows faster on the side facing the sun. They literally orient themselves for growth. What do you do to orient yourself t

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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July 26–Departures: Courage

In an interview just before her death, poet and wise woman, Maya Angelou said that she wanted young men and women to know that courage was the most important of the virtues because without it, one cou

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Sunday, August 3, 2014 — And If We Fail?

Sunday, August 3, at 11:00 a.m. — And If We Fail? – Risk is a part of living. In a world where insurance, security systems, and RRSPs are promoted to give you peace of mind, no one likes to talk about

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The Interlake Unitarian (Site / Info)

Checking in!

Okay, so I made it two months sans the blogging. Not very long, but long enough to separate myself from the daily feeling that I just had to check my email and blogs and Twitter every single day. What

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traveling tUUsome (Site / Info)

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Is This the Place?

This morning, I began my day by reading a Huffington Post article about the “mass resignation” of at least 500 members from the LDS church (see the Facebook page here.)  I think this caught my eye bec

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spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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On the internet, everyone knows you're a dog

I've been writing about web tracking technology since Philip Greenspun explained it to me. Avoiding what others want to do "for" or to you is a Sisyphean task, and end users are on the wrong end of an

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Gifts of the Handy

I am not the most handy of people, but my father might me. For over thirty years he fixed Xerox machines, from tabletop units to commercial book-processing units. He built the second garage, fixes his

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Gardening as Racism

The neighbors catty-cornered from one of our lilacs have a beautiful grapevine growing against our common fence. For about two weeks, I’ve been noticing that their grapes have twined and vined over an

9 hours ago

Politywonk (Site / Info)

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Six Months Doesn't Seem That Long Now

When I was very young I noticed that time went slower when I was bored and faster when I was engaged. This makes a dilemma, though.  Being aware of my mortality at a very early age I realized life wou

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Aside From The Obvious (Site / Info)

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InterConnections Tipsheet (Site / Info)

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Survey Says…

What? The General Assembly 2014 Youth Feedback Survey is now up. If you were a General Assembly youth attendee, a youth sponsor/parent/advisor/or Director of Religious Education, this is your opportun

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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Detroit’s water crisis, worshippers harassed in New Orleans, and more

Water, water everywhere The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum writes about the water crisis in Detroit. If you scratch below the surface of the call for individual responsibility in this case, it’s easy to see

16 hours ago

uuworld.org : The Interdependent Web (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web

Five Perfect Books for Reading Outdoors

Summer is a time for getting outdoors, listening to the birds, taking long walks in the woods or long naps on the beach. With that in mind, we bring you five books to accompany your summer adventures,

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Rowing Upstream Towards Justice

By Gabriel Gelb On July 20,  the Sunday sermon at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church was delivered by the Rev. Chuck Freeman, an Austin UU minister and half-time executive director of the Texas UU

18 hours ago

Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church - Blog (Site / Info)

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Will you help spread the word about the UU A Way Of Life online magazine?

I'd like to grow the readership of UU A Way Of Life. We currently have about 200 - 300 hits per day. Will you help? You could email an article easily using the icons at the bottom of each article as w

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Friday Focus: Alison and Struggles of Communicating a Mission

Note from Christine: I asked Alison to write a piece explaining what inspires her work for UU internet ministry. She is our Tumblr extraordinaire and does other social media outreach for UUs, in parti

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Loved For Who You Are (Site / Info)

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This seems about right; representation matters.

This seems about right; representation matters. DC: Wonder Woman is too difficult to find a movie audience for- Marvel: YO YOU LIKE BLACK WIDOW? HERE SHE IS IN THE NEXT CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE WITH A TO

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inexplicable beauty (Site / Info)

Anti-abortion activists invade UU worship, and other UUs in the media

Right-wing activists disrupt moment of silence in New Orleans UU church A national anti-abortion group interrupted Sunday worship at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans, La., during a m

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uuworld.org : UUs in the Media (Site / Info)

UUs in the Media

Ingredients for Success

Highlights from the July 15, 2014 Huffington Post article entitled "7 Ways Congregations Can Embrace People with Disabilities". In a major study conducted by the University of Kentucky and Vanderbilt

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EqUUal Access (Site / Info)

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Premonitions of Melissa

Two summers ago, I was standing in the central plaza in Arcata, California, admiring some flowers when a small bee landed right on my wrist. I looked down and cautiously said hello, and the little bee

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

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