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Would you rather be right or be happy?

Do you think you know what things mean? Is the glass half full or half empty? It the lamp high or low? Is $20.00 too much or too little? Is she pretty or ugly, thin or fat, tall or short, nice or mean

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

happiness Mystery curiosity

this day...

This day promises to be lovely for painting boats, so first thing, I'll get the sanding blocks ready and paint stirred. A donor is supplying water testing kits that she will deliver to school today. T

3 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)


“Miracles are like meatballs, because nobody can exactly agree on what they are made of, where they come from, or how often they should appear.” ―Lemony Snicket What would you say goes into a miracle?

6 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Not Letting Up! Poems in Honor of the #NationalSchoolWalkout Today

Today is the third of three major actions led by students address gun violence in the United States.   It follows the March 14 #Enough walk-out on the one-month anniversary of the mass shooting at Mar

9 hours ago

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

protest Bullets into Bells gun violence March For Our Lives #Enough #NationalSchoolWalkout April 20 Cintia Santana Emari DiGiorgio Jen Karetnick. National Poetry Month Lane Murdock Sophie Segura

Concord Hymn

Sung at the Completion of the Battle Monument, April 19, 1836 By the rude bridge that arched the flood,    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood,    And fired th

9 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Welcome to the Growing Season!

For the past 12 weeks, I have been engaged in looking at what health, not just for me personally, but for the groups and organizations which I am involved in. The post Welcome to the Growing Season! a

10 hours ago

Nature's Sacred Journey (Site / Info)

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Things I Read – April 2018 (Part One)

Trying a couple of new things this month in my recaps. First, typing them up as I finish rather than trying to do it all at the end of the month. Which also means doing this in 2-3 parts because I hav

13 hours ago

Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

Books Fiction Comics Fiction Reviews My Life mastodon 2018 Romance 2018 reading challenges gail carriger lesbian romance queer characters werewolves Non-Fiction Reviews book clubs kim reaper parasol protectorate steampunk

Thoughts about the UUA, #1: The end

This has been a hell of a year. I keep up with some ministers; the tension is strong. Will the UUA last, and will it matter if it doesn’t?  Will we give up on our claims of liberal religion? Is our on

13 hours ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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I’ve been reading a little about Grenada thought after finishing Audre Lorde’s “Sister Outsider.” The book came out in 1984 a year after the invasion. I think her mom is from Grenada. And the last pie

13 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Heathen cookery web series comes to YouTube

OTTAWA, On. – A new web series, featuring Austin “Auz” Lawrence is gaining popularity and fans on YouTube. “Heathen Hearth” was debuted in October, 2017; in the first seven months 18 episodes have bee

19 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism news Cooking Heathenry Canada faith and food

On the Shoreline

  On the shoreline It can be hard To know if the tide Is coming in or going out You can check a line In the sand That marks wet from dry And wait, watching The sand crabs, wondering If they are prepar

20 hours ago

Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism Poetry Religion and Spirituality tides

No Zen Masters in the West

  Huangbo said to his assembly “You are all slurping up brewer’s dregs. If you’re always wandering about, how will you find this moment? Don’t you know that in all of China there is not a single Zen t

20 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Buddhism Zen koan blue cliff #11 no zen master

So Long ‘Frisco! 1906 Quake and Fire Inspire Turgid Verse

Survivors pick through the still smouldering rubble of the San Francisco Earthquacke and Fire of 1906. When the morning fog finally lifted over San Francisco on April 19, 1906, the air hardly cleared.

23 hours ago

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

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Know Our Sacredness

Grateful to bring you our next installment in our bi-weekly messages with a prayer, an ancestor and a song speaking to our spirits. This week Megan Selby, who is supporting some of our work while Nora

1 day ago

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

“We Must Save Ourselves from Our Low Ambitions”: Why Human Rights Are Inalienable, Not Inevitable

A few weeks ago, I blogged about Artificial Intelligence in the near future in a post titled “Immigrants Aren’t Coming for Your  Job, Robots Are.” Next week, I’ll be writing on “Malthus, Earth Day, &

1 day ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)


kite flying day

Yesterday during wood shop time, we attached tails to kites and short strings and took them to the field adjoining the school to give them a test flight. The kids loved the experience. Some ran with t

1 day ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

In the Shallows

If you so much as set a foot into the ocean you have made yourself part of something that spans between continents. We are enriched by even small connections to great things. What small connection to

1 day ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


8 Things To Do For Beltane As a Solitary Pagan

Most traditional activities for Beltane are designed for large groups or for couples, but many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. Here are eight things you can do to

1 day ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Mindfulness and the elite

From my files: Three years ago, the New York Times Magazine published an article by Virginia Heffernan on the craze for mindfulness (“Mind the Gap,” 19 April 2015, pp. 13-15). Citing a Time magazine c

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Presidential candidates reflect on new process

Elaine McArdle Process leading to 2017 UUA election did not anticipate a nominee dropping out.

1 day ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)