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Faerieworlds: Leaving Emerald Meadows

“This is a Pagan event” a visiting California-based Pagan exclaimed to me at Faerieworlds this weekend, and she was not wrong. I replied as I have often replied: It’s a Pagan event, but it isn’t a Pag

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

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Esther Day: Love out Loud

It is not a secret to anyone who knows of the I Am UU project AND the brothers John and Hank Green that the guy in charge of I Am UU, namely me, is a Nerdfighter. In short, Nerdfighters are fans of th

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I am UU (Site / Info)

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Buzz Coil: July 2014

A look at some posts of interest from our blogroll and sometimes beyond: Works of Literata: In her July 4 post, "Columbia's Day," blogger Literata notes that the upcoming Bibliotheca Alexandrina antho

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Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

Buzz Coils

Malcolm X on Zionists and Palestine

"Only a thousand years ago the Moors lived in Spain. Would this give the Moors of today the legal and moral right to invade the Iberian Peninsula, drive out its Spanish citizens, and then set up a new

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

A Bomber, a Building, and the Fog

Smoke and flames engulf the higher floors of the Empire State Building after being struck by a B-25 Bomber. On the morning of September 11, 2001 I was in the office of Briargate Elementary School in C

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

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Evening prayer alterations: Prayer for the President

Twice a day now, I pray for the President of the United States and others “in civil authority” as part of my morning and evening prayer practice. It is not only a hallowed practice, but one that gets

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us

It is written in A Course In Miracles: “Forgiveness is the central theme that runs throughout salvation, holding all its parts in meaningful relationships, the course it runs directed and its outcome

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


Story of the day, STD free since 1995

Back in the 70s there was this cheesy, romantic movie starring Ali McGraw and Ryan O'Neil, heart throbs of the day, entitled, "Love is never having to say you're sorry." which was extremely popular at

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Story of the day

Joshu Sasaki Dies

I’ve just learned that Kyozan Joshu Sasaki Roshi died at 4:25 pm, this Sunday, the 277th of July, 2014, at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. He was one hundred and seven years old. Sasaki Roshi wa

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


The Larger Community

“The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we belong. To be alienated from this community is to become destitute in all that makes us human. To damage this community is to diminish our

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Stop Making Scents

We live in a world with so many artificial things. Reality TV that is as far from reality as it is possible to get. An American dream that is more marketing than reality. A cloak of “security” that al

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


July 28 – Departures: Time to Breathe

There have been weeks when I have restricted myself from bingeing on social media.  During those weeks I realized how much there was to do – and how much I couldn’t think of to do.  With all of the ti

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Breathing summer

Breathing summer dappled sunlight like black coffee, bit by bit it filters through to invigorate every view stitched into a quilt stored in mind’s obscurity brought out in darker days to warm one’s fu

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Overcoming Obstacles: Meet Johnna and Tay

“God is love. God is love.” —Tonex (Gospel singer-songwriter) Married in June, Johnna and Tay Tidwell are young newlyweds—though their wedding didn’t happen exactly the way they envisioned. When they

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Loved For Who You Are (Site / Info)

Love Without Exceptions

God Revised - Sermon on July 27, 2014

Several years ago, I was sitting at the desk in the Chaplain’s office at the Denver Women’s Prison, waiting for one of the inmates, and I could hear my own breathing.  It was heavy, and quick, which w

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Discerning a Call  - Another Possibility (Site / Info)


Seminary 3.0

IDEAS: Meadville Lombard has transformed its approach to theological education.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

From dormitory to transformational community

NEWS: Bethany House, a Universalist-founded boarding house for young women in Boston, adds transitional housing mission.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Colossus walks

The Wood Bison is enormous. It’s a subspecies of the American bison, which gringos from Europe called buffalo. They are rather widespread in Alberta and the Northwest Territories, but not so much in B

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Stuck In A Most Delicious Rut

On July 3rd, my last meal before the road trip was the enchilada and relleno combo plate at Chuy's, served with a New Mexican martini (chili pepper-steeped tequila.) I got back to Houston this morning

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Things I think about Israel and Palestine, but, like you, have no power to affect

1. The Palestinians have been paying for Europe's sins for nearly a century. 2. If you care about facts and history, which humans, being rationalizing animals, rarely do, see the links, map, and video

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)