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Among the Reasons America’s Only President To Never Serve as President, Didn’t…

Written by Benjamin Franklin in response to a call for scientific papers by the Royal Academy of Brussels. It does not, sadly, appear to have actually been submitted. Reproduced for academic purposes

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Why it's right to want to celebrate Thanksgiving and change the name of Columbus Day

Columbus's legend ignores the fact that the Americas were discovered at least 12,000 years ago, and Columbus's history as a conqueror and slaver is nothing to celebrate. The name of that holiday shoul

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Firm ground is not available ground: "Dunes"—a poem by A. R. Ammons

 Lone post amidst dunes and trees near Wells-next-the-Sea Some of you will have seen my last blogpost which included a number of photos from Wells-next-the-Sea. Wells opens up on to a truly wonderful

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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A Casablanca Thanksgiving

Due to the fact our American Thanksgiving is fixed to the fourth Thursday in November, the actual date floats around the last of the month. This year it coincides with the premiere of the 1942 film Ca

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


A Reminder—Murfin’s Thanksgiving Rules

Before we begin the day, let’s review the rules.   Everyone will be better for it. If you spend the day doing this you are blessed and excused. If you spend the day in a homeless shelter, soup kitchen

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

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Two Pagan Faith Leaders Arrested at Black Friday 14 Protest

OAKLAND, Calif — Last evening, Pagan spiritual leaders T. Thorn Coyle and Marissa Evans, along with 12 other interfaith leaders, were arrested for trespassing at the Alameda County Court House. The sp

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

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regard for the value of the student's work...

Yesterday one of my students added a leather handle to her bow, and as she began personalizing it further with wood burning she informed me that it was the most beautiful thing she'd made in wood shop

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Grace for the Rest of Us

Grace. Some say it before meals. Some have it for a name. Grace-ful people have grace in abundance. It’s also theological concept, and that’s where I run into trouble. When people learn that I’m not a

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It’s easiest to start the long list of things that merit our gratitude with the big things: health, family, community and such. But there are so many very small things to be grateful for: seeds and be

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


As we go about this day…

Many of us, on this day, will be cleaning and cooking in a frenzy to put together a meal for …<p>Continue reading →

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Thanksgiving—Nix the Myth, Keep the Gratitude and Feast

Let's take the Pilgrim myth out of Thanksgiving. For some, the annual angst over Thanksgiving is upon us.   For years Native American protests that the Holiday represents European colonialism, America

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

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Thanksgiving 2015: A holy day for Grace's Vision of Another World Possible, Here, Now, Coming

Words from our Thanksgiving Service at The Welcome Table: Community In Mission To Show God's Love...​: Rev. Ron Robinson We are inheritors, for good and ill, of the very 1620 religious community who f

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It's only words

If you've been on Facebook lately, you've probably seen the really cool "word clouds" people have been whipping up out of their newsfeeds post. Did you click through and get your own? I thought about

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Tue, 12:35: Giovanni Pastrami on #Yelp: Very decent food for breakfast. Standard stuff with the mandatory Hawaiian rice as an o… https://t.co/JfF8nUhhzg Tue, 14:10: Bacchus Waikiki on #Yelp: Bacchus i

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What Does It Mean to Be White?

Originally posted on the neoabolitionist: Is not this the record of present America? Is not this its headlong progress? Are we not coming more and more, day by day, to making the statement “I am white

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Are you ready for revolutionary love? 30 Days of Racial Justice Coming Soon

During this time of organizing and resistance, may we strengthen our resolve to work for racial justice and build beloved community. And Kicking off in the New Year on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King,

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Our Stories - Standing on the Side of Love (Site / Info)

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Frank Rich's weekly confab for NY Mag is about the Undoing of the GOP: "Trump is exposing the heart of a virtually all-white political party’s base by speaking its most repellent convictions out loud

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we can’t keep our children safe

On fear, safety, protests, and supporting the movement for Black lives When my daughter Moira was born I expected to feel deep love. What I wasn’t expecting was how much that love hurt.  I love her in

1 day ago

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Fight Like Hell for the Living

I am well aware of the notion of, “Breathing While Black.” It’s code language that I have internalized. It’s code language that I have taught my daughter. It’s code language that I will teach my grand

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