Yesterday after church, my family and I stopped at a favorite cafe in Hartford. It’s a funky kind of place with a diverse clientele and a good Sunday brunch. I walked in while my spouse got the baby o
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There is an epidemic of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) diagnosed among children in school. You can read about it in this article in the Washington Post. Why So Many Kids Can't Sit Sti
“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” –Emma Goldman Increased voter turnout from People of Color, young people, and low-income communities in elections over the past six years has chan
This morning I was behind a car whose bumper sticker read, IMAM AZIZ MUHAMMAD HIGH SCHOOL Home of the Jihadis As I got closer and we waited at the light, I realized I’d misread it. It said, ARCHBISHOP
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“We allow people to make huge profits doing any number of things that will hurt the poor, but we want to crucify anyone who wants to make money helping them,” Dan Pallotta told the New York Times. Sur
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The Mythology of Eden by Arthur George and Elena George, Hamilton Books 2014, trade paperback, 458 pages. Also available as an e-book. What a fascinating book! Though it starts with and returns to an
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Though this will be the 32nd annual Banned Books Week, the reality is that book banning is still distressingly common.
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When my partner and I were preparing for the arrival of our twins, we made a pact. For the first two weeks, we would suffer from selective amnesia. If things got tough (which they invariably did) an
For my new Teaching Parish Committee We are artists, not evaluators… Though there are tools that will be offered, carefully crafted grids for assessment and measurement, guidance for feedback and
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September 23nd, 02:29 UT, will mark the Autumnal Equinox (the evening of the 22nd in North America) which signals the beginning of Fall in the northern hemisphere (our friends in the southern hemisphe
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According to studies most people are ignorant about the world because of personal bias, outdated facts, and media bias. It seems that on many topics the media supplying the facts are most ignorant of
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The ancient myth of the Minotaur and Theseus in the Labyrinth has, apparently, several – if not many – versions. The stories vary from each other in both minor (was it annually or every nine years th
The equinox marks the moment of the year when light and dark are in balance. Whether you are in the Northern or the Southern Hemisphere, the day and the night are of the same length. Of course, knowin
There is tension in the movement attempting to prevent or mitigate the effects of climate change. There is always tension in any coalition of people. Historically, the center-left and left have been p
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NEWS: Unitarian Universalists came from across the U.S. to the People's Climate March in New York City.
NEWS: Charlotte congregations and All Souls in D.C. cooperate to work on voters' rights in North Carolina.