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Money, Money, Money

At age 10 or 11 I was just beginning to understand more about how the world works, about morals and ethics and my own agency. I was waking up to my ability to make choices about all kinds of things.

15 minutes ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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The Values of Money

I grew up poor, although I didn’t think we were. We always had food. My dad drove a car.

16 minutes ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Five Dollars is Five Dollars

I want to tell you a story about a little boy who got up from the table where his older brother and mom sat, to go back to his room.

17 minutes ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Your Money and Your Life

Money is often a source of shame for both those without it and those who have it.

18 minutes ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Be The Light

Help us be the always hopeful gardeners of the spirit who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, as without light nothing flowers. —May Sarton

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Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Scrap notes

My religious community seems to be replaying an experience from the mid 20thcentury by committing a great deal of time and money to eradicating white supremacy in our culture. My life nowadays does no

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Politywonk (Site / Info)

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A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste (Third Question for the UUA Presidential Candidates)

Susan. Alison. Jeanne. I’ll start this post with two quotes from Mary McLeod Bethune. (we’re good with me assuming you know who she is, right?) MMB said, “Studying goes deeper than mere reading. There

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Ten Days Without Speech

Since I heard poet Buddy Wakefield rave about it, I’ve been intrigued with the idea of ten days of silence and meditation with dhamma.org.  They have a center in Western Massachusetts. I’ve heard it’s

3 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Little Celebrations #24: Liturgical Quotables

Some days we burst with life like buds swelling to meet the sun. Other days we feel cracked, empty, and brittle as old skeleton leaves blown along the ground. We gather in religious community: new and

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Planting the Cherry Trees

Today was the perfect day to plant our cherry trees, May Day Eve.  I had figured out the locations, and marked them the day before.  Our friend Sylvia came to help with strength and muscles.  She dug

4 hours ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Plant Swap

Yesterday, Margy and I participated in the annual plant swap at the Resilience Hub.  We didn’t have plants to swap, but Margy gathered seaweed to bring, and I made some grain-free, sugar-free cherry b

10 hours ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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“Help! Thanks! Wow!”, a multigenerational service

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Two bogeymen to scare the children—'relativism' and its cousin 'nihilsim'

A ghost train on Midsummer Common, Cambridge taken this afternoon Those of you who read this blog regularly will know that over the years I have spent a great deal of time and energy trying to underst

11 hours ago

CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Senior Appreciation Night 2017

Parents, businesses, and community leaders created Senior Appreciation Night (SAN) in 1984 as an alternative to dangerous graduation celebrations that were marked with drinking and driving in the moun

12 hours ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Finding Each Other on the Road to Emmaus

as preached at Memorial Church of Harvard University, April 30, 2017 It is good to be with you this morning. I want to begin with a simple note of gratitude for your hospitality and for Professor Walt

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Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)

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A Very Merry May!

For many Pagans, Heathens, and polytheists, it is once a time of celebration. The days surrounding the first of May mark many traditional spring festivals and religious holidays recognized around the

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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STLT#211, We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder

Later this morning, I am leading our congregation’s Teach In on White Supremacy, joining over 600 Unitarian Universalist congregations around the country in examining the larger cultural systems that

15 hours ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

I keep writing in the hopes this message gets out.

We had a successful open house at the Clear Spring School despite terrible rain throughout the day. Last night the rain continued with flash flood warnings throughout Northwest Arkansas and Southwest

15 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

COURAGE

Poet Anne Sexton describes courage as “a small coal / that you kept swallowing.” It’s a powerful metaphor. As early as 1550 B.C., ancient Egyptians used a certain kind of charcoal to treat poisons and

17 hours ago

Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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Paganism Is Evolving, Not Dying

Paganism isn’t one thing – it’s a movement that contains many religions, proto-religions, and spiritualities. Even as parts of Paganism are dying, new parts are being born. Paganism isn’t dying, it’s

17 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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