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Mourning Peshawar

UCSD students held a vigil Wednesday as people around the world mourn the massacre of children at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Whatever your politics, it should be a common point that the most inno

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Limousine glass

All I would like is a chance to voice my dreams without my words being muffled by limousine window glass

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Eternal autumn

Earth, wrapped in eternal autumn decays, all that grows, all that is built, is on the road to oblivion falling to the soil nourishing the seeds of futures yet unbuilt for what is autumn but a distant

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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OK, the edge between gleeful and manic might be a little thin this time of year, but that makes it all the more important to pay attention to the sources of real joy, whether that be a romp in the sno

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


It Always Made Me Want to Cry—That Jet Plane Song

On December 20, 1969 Leaving on a Jet Plane reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.   Peter, Paul and Mary’s recording was their last hit before they broke up in 1970 and their only time at the

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

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Heartbroken in America, Blue Christmas, and human connections

Heartbroken in America Jim Foti challenges us to live up the the American ideal—extending to all the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We are a country of mass distrac

5 hours ago

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

Interdependent Web

December 20–The Kitchen: Secret Recipes

I have heard about those families with secret cookie recipes. They are past down from generation to generation by word of mouth. They are written on the side margins of recipe books in a secret family

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Dancing About Architecture: Those Walled Off Parts of the Brain

“We mathematicians understand that our discipline involves creativity, beauty, and abstraction as well as precision and utility. An education worthy of a free person should include active, meaningful

8 hours ago

The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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So Much Stuff

It is December 19th. So far this month we've had two Sundays, a big potluck and decorating event, rather a few meetings and projects and deadlines. Twelve days left in the year. One big concert, two S

8 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

"This is the first, wildest, and wisest thing I know, that the soul exists and that it is built..."

“This is the first, wildest, and wisest thing I know, that the soul exists and that it is...

8 hours ago

Cabaret Church is: (Site / Info)

Flood: Items of Interest

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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Thanksgiving: How Hard Was It?

Foxie shares Thanksgiving photo op Thanksgiving morning on the phone with my sister, we small talk but not for long because over the years we have learned how to love and understand each other and spe

14 hours ago

spirit flows thru -- Alison Rittger's spiritual reflections on finding the holy in the daily - blog (Site / Info)


Justice march draws thousands, and other UUs in the media

D.C.-area UUs join giant ‘Justice for All’ march Washington, D.C.-area Unitarian Universalists joined thousands of people in a ‘Justice for All’ march organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Acti

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

UUs in the Media

Conscious Aging?

“When Old Monk reaches for her pen, a moment of shock. Whose hands are these, she asks? Deep blue veins rise to the surface, prominent against rice paper skin, cracked like desert clay. Only one thing

17 hours ago

The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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Focusing On the Good

The end of every year brings with it lists. Lists of the best movies, best albums, best books, and best television series. My blog is not a “best of,” but rather an ongoing attempt to capture the good

17 hours ago

UUWF (Site / Info)


Culture and Community: The Importance of Self Care as Pagans

This year has brought about many challenges within our communities and across the world. The closing of 2014 highlights what has seemed to be a complex year of politics, celebrations, complicated dyna

18 hours ago

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

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Hope 3

Embracing reality just as it is doesn’t mean we don’t work for change. Indeed, as we practice loving what is, we become more engaged with that reality in ways that can lead to our own and our world’s

20 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)


The Mystery of the Season

One of the down sides to becoming a professional church person is that your opportunities for Saturday night parties become extremely limited. Last weekend I took advantage of one, while I still have

20 hours ago

The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)


Upgrade your Organizing with Groundswell in 2015!

I’m amazed at what you all do. And every day, I think about how I can help make your work have more impact and drive bigger change. Today, we know we can’t make change without the internet. From petit

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Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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Paving your own path

So, I stumbled across this new bloggy series recently, and thought I’d share… We get many (oh, so many!!) posts over at Pagan Forum (plus I see them elsewhere on the net, and sometimes in person at th

21 hours ago

musings of a kitchen witch (Site / Info)

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