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The Thanksgiving Arms Race

I understand why retailers are opening on Thanksgiving, but I still don't like it. What’s behind the Thanksgiving Arms Race, and more importantly, what can we do about it?

1 hour ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Board Member Open Discussion

The first Board Member Open Discussion will be Sunday, January 4 at 10:15 in the Thoreau Room. Tom Surface, Board VP, will lead the discussion, which will be about the December Board meeting. Question

3 hours ago

FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

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the impulse for action and work...

"The impulse for action and work makes the child hammer and knead, scrawl and cut whatever falls into his hands. It is the office of education to come to the assistance of this natural striving which

4 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Jazz At The Movies play "Meglio Stasera" from the film "The Pink Panther" (1963)

L. to r., Joanna Eden, Alan Barnes & Chris Ingham One of the bands I'm enjoying playing with at the moment is "Jazz At The Movies". Last month we played at the Mumford theatre, Cambridge, England, (10

5 hours ago

CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Join my online party!

Reblog to share my newest venture! Join my online party!. via Join my online party!. Simply stated,   I believe that Barefoot Books are the best cultural and earth friendly children’s books –and they’

6 hours ago

traveling tUUsome (Site / Info)

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Children's story

A couple of weeks ago, the sermon topic was "Achieving immortality," and it was better-attuned to my own beliefs (and lack thereof) than the pie-in-the-sky salvation of some adherents of leading monot

6 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Auto Addiction

America’s continuing obsession with the automobile continues to astound me. The automobile has given us a level of personal mobility unprecedented in human history; but at an incredible price. It has

7 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)

Green Team Blog

Pagan Art Featured in Successful ‘Doorways to the Underworld’ Exhibition

Pagan and mainstream are not two terms you often hear together, but they were a winning combination for a local art show in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Minneapolis Collective of Pagan Artists presente

8 hours ago

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

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Four years later, and a new country

I was asked to contribute to a  collection of essays by and about partners of transgender and other non-conforming people. More on the book when it’s published next year. We decided to use a reprint o

10 hours ago

She Was the Man of My Dreams (Site / Info)

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Transgender Day of Remembrance: Living into Solidarity

On the eve of Trans Day of Remembrance 2014, Standing on the Side of Love’s Campaign Coordinator Nora Rasman sat down with Lourdes Ashley Hunter, co-founder and National Director of Trans Women of Col

11 hours ago

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

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direct democracy in the UUA.

This post originally appeared at the Lively Tradition. Please leave any comments there.    Assumption #1: That we want to bring more diverse voices to the table of governance at General Assembly. Assu

11 hours ago

Speaking of... (Site / Info)

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Subjectivity, Existence, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves

All of us are born into a world we do not understand. All human beings who have ever lived were born into a world they did not understand. What has humanity done with the mystery of our existence? We

12 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Seizing the Rock—Indians Occupy Alcatraz

The historic Alcatraz cell blocks made a dramatic back drop for the occupation but were not used to house the residents. On the face of it the property was not very attractive.   In fact it had seriou

12 hours ago

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

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Flickering Chalice Candle—There’s an App For That + SAC news tidbits

Every month on the way home from the Social Action Committee meeting I say to myself, “Duh, I forgot again to start the meeting with lighting the chalice and a few inspired sentences.” Now there’s an

13 hours ago

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Thinking about Universalist conventions and clear paths

I developed a better appreciation of Universalist conventions this year, largely following my research at the Universalist archives at Harvard-Andover library. On the one hand, it makes me appreciate

13 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Dick Turns Eighty Four

Dick Smothers turns eighty-four today. He & his brother Tom were pretty important cultural figures in the great uproar that became the “nineteen sixties.” Their brief two-year run “Smothers Brothers C

13 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Peas in a Pod

A pod is the perfect home for a pea—cozy and tailor-made to exactly the right size and shape. Until the time for that perfect home passes, and the pod splits, allowing the pea to fall out and grow int

14 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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November 20–The Kitchen: Ingredients and Sources

When I am cooking in our kitchen, which is not the best (nor the worst) organized culinary space, my body knows where to move to find various ingredients.  Pepper and chili powder, over in that spot.

19 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

The Kitchen UU 7th Principle

It's a Hard Life

But someone's got to nap.

21 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Sane Holidays

I wrote this yesterday on my Facebook Page and it got a lot of “shares,” so I’m posting it here, too: Now is the time to strategize the holidays so that you don’t get suckered into doing things or goi

23 hours ago

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