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Smiles, sparkling

The water locks eyes with the sky and smiles, sparkling for under a clear, fatherly sun, there is no place for quarrel.

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Erupts staccato

The flute-like vine erupts staccato daylight fireworks each flower yawning sprawling green naiveté now pastel pink each day deepening shrinking, stepping aside for a new performance is about to begin.

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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July 29–Departures: Fire Practice

What you will need for this practice: A small piece of paper something to write with a match a small bowl or pan Take a moment to get yourself quiet and centered. Let your body settle into a calm and

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

Departures UU 4th Principle

The Last Day Of Vacation

Tomorrow I head back to the office. So today? I didn't set an alarm, but didn't sleep the day away, either. There was delicious coffee. I encouraged some small household projects into happening. I loo

2 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

indulgence in the improbable...

I am in Indiana, and have completed day one of box making at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. I will have 18 students in this week-long class in box making, and then will have an equal number of

5 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Following Our Bliss: Summer Camp

There is little else more excellent than watching your children bloom. I mean, right? It can bread and butter even the most composed of parents. But let's be real. I'm nowhere near composed. I'm a dam

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The Family Pants - Blog (Site / Info)


In Memoriam: Margot Adler 1946-2014

With a great sense of loss yet gratitude for a life well lived, I inform you of the death today of Margot Adler from cancer. She was 68. Many are they who came to Goddess and Paganism through Margot's

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Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

In Memoriam Margot Adler

Rev. Dawn Cooley with a new twist on an Old Question

Today I am welcoming the Rev. Dawn Cooley to the Lively Tradition.  Dawn is the minister of the First Unitarian Church of Louisville, KY.   Is Unitarian Universalism a Christian denomination? Some say

9 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

O.W.L. Facilitator Training

Our Whole Lives Facilitator Training for Sexuality Education Levels K-1 / 4-6 OR 7-9 /10-12 September 19 – 21, 2014 Hosted by First Unitarian Church, Albuquerque, NM Sponsored by the Mountain Desert D

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Mountain Desert District (Site / Info)

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Just Because You’re Paranoid, Doesn’t Mean You’re Wrong (on the Death of Eric Garner and Emmett Till)

July 25th, had he lived, would have been Emmett Till’s 73rd birthday. July 17th, had he lived, would have been just another day in 43-year-old Eric Garner’s life. Both of their deaths show the ability

10 hours ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Why We Can't Wait: The 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Classic

On the 50th anniversary of its publication, Dr. King’s 'Why We Can't Wait' reminds the world why we must continue to struggle toward a nation of peace and social justice.

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Make money fast

Once upon a time, the internet was non-commercial, in the sense that all the companies that used it for more or less essential purposes did not use it as an advertising medium. I know, this is hard to

11 hours ago

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Faerieworlds: Leaving Emerald Meadows

“This is a Pagan event” a visiting California-based Pagan exclaimed to me at Faerieworlds this weekend, and she was not wrong. I replied as I have often replied: It’s a Pagan event, but it isn’t a Pag

12 hours ago

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

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Esther Day: Love out Loud

It is not a secret to anyone who knows of the I Am UU project AND the brothers John and Hank Green that the guy in charge of I Am UU, namely me, is a Nerdfighter. In short, Nerdfighters are fans of th

14 hours ago

I am UU (Site / Info)

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Buzz Coil: July 2014

A look at some posts of interest from our blogroll and sometimes beyond: Works of Literata: In her July 4 post, "Columbia's Day," blogger Literata notes that the upcoming Bibliotheca Alexandrina antho

14 hours ago

Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

Buzz Coils

Malcolm X on Zionists and Palestine

"Only a thousand years ago the Moors lived in Spain. Would this give the Moors of today the legal and moral right to invade the Iberian Peninsula, drive out its Spanish citizens, and then set up a new

14 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

A Bomber, a Building, and the Fog

Smoke and flames engulf the higher floors of the Empire State Building after being struck by a B-25 Bomber. On the morning of September 11, 2001 I was in the office of Briargate Elementary School in C

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

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Evening prayer alterations: Prayer for the President

Twice a day now, I pray for the President of the United States and others “in civil authority” as part of my morning and evening prayer practice. It is not only a hallowed practice, but one that gets

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us

It is written in A Course In Miracles: “Forgiveness is the central theme that runs throughout salvation, holding all its parts in meaningful relationships, the course it runs directed and its outcome

19 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


Story of the day, STD free since 1995

Back in the 70s there was this cheesy, romantic movie starring Ali McGraw and Ryan O'Neil, heart throbs of the day, entitled, "Love is never having to say you're sorry." which was extremely popular at

19 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Story of the day