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A Tip of the Hat to Bobby H. on the Occasion of His Birthday!

This is quite the day. Among many other things it is World (or, International) Chocolate Day, as well as, as pretty much any flying saucer enthusiast can tell you the day in 1947 when when a flying sa

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


REVIEW: Jeri Studebaker's Breaking the Mother Goose Code

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Breaking the Mother Goose Code: How a Fairy-Tale Character Fooled the World for 300 Years by Jeri Studebaker (Moon Books 2015), trade paperback, 319 page

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Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

O glorious nature! Supremely fair and sovereignly good! All-loving and all-lovely, all-divine! — a set of photos from the Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Susanna A day of much needed rest today after a very busy week last week and a very busy week to come. Susanna and I (first two photos to the right), as we so often do, decided to go to the wonderful

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Religious Pluralism and the Baphomet Monument

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma – In late June, the Oklahoma State Capitol monument of Ten Commandments was declared unconstitutional and would have to be removed. This came after several years of public cont

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

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drill jig...

Accurately drilling hinge pin holes on the drill press requires a simple drilling guide to hold the stock in the right position so that pins, left and right can be positioned in perfect alignment. If

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The licenced minister application

This is the text of the form — it fits on two sides of half-sized piece of paper — used by applicants for a letter of license in the Universalist Church. I pulled this from a filled-in example from 19

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Forecasting Apples

The blossom neither looks nor smells nor tastes anything like the fruit it will become, and yet the apple is there, the harvest implicit in the first flowers. What inside of you is waiting to appear,

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


July 7–Playground: Doing Good

When I was a child in the fifties, we had lot of little rhymes and songs for various purposes.  We had “Einie, Meanie, Miney, Moe….” for choosing people and things, we had jump rope songs, like “Down

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Children Can Teach Us How to Read

Teaching isn’t just providing their students with information, it’s also listening to the students for information about themselves and how they learn. One day while doing my volunteer work at a summe

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Promise the Children » Blog (Site / Info)

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The Care and Feeding of Black Children’s Souls, pt. 2

In his keynote address during Ministry Days Rob Hardies said (I’m paraphrasing) “I want Unitarian Universalism to be as open to my son as it was to me.” [if the UUMA is smart, they would put that keyn

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)


A Little Chronicle of Our Trip to Cuba

By Ruth Behar This blog appeared originally on Bridges to/from Cuba. For years Richard Blanco and I had talked about traveling to Cuba together. Finally the time seemed right. On June 13th, we met up

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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MDD CON Coordinator Position Available

The Mountain Desert District have a need for a CON Coordinator to support vibrant youth ministry in MDD congregations by helping to ensure well-organized, covenantal and healthy district conferences f

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Mountain Desert District (Site / Info)

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Living Room Conversations

Even as many of us are still celebrating the decision affirming marriage equality by the Supreme Court of the US (SCOTUS), let us be mindful of how we will treat the emerging new minority: social or r

21 hours ago

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

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Sun, 18:40: A dispassionate discussion of the history of the "Confederate Flag". Stuff I didn't know, even! http://t.co/rIZN1E363q

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Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)


Malcolm X said black people can be racist—I kind of think he knew what he was talking about

On Facebook, someone insisted black people can't be racist. I commented, Malcolm X thought black people could be racist, so I'm going to stick with his opinion. For example, he said, "I totally reject

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Pagan Community Notes: Lord Shawnus, Bell Book and Candle, Aline ‘Macha’ O’Brien and more!

Last week, it was reported that Lord Shawnus, High Priest of Pennsylvania’s Coven of the Catta had passed away. Born in 1951, Lord Shawnus, also known as Gary Lee Hoke, was an initiate of Lady Phoebe

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

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A BUDDHIST WEDDING Celebrated Within the Western Tradition

A BUDDHIST WEDDING Celebrated Within the Western Tradition A Service Compiled and Edited from diverse sources by James Ishmael Ford With the assistance of Tetsugan Zummach & Dosho Port (Some years ago

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Forgiveness, Repentance, & White Supremacy

Can there be justice and reconciliation without confession and repentance?

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Held In The Light (Site / Info)

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Last Flap of Confederacy

To me in elementary and junior high schools, it was my beloved library. To Civil War buffs, it is the site of the last capital of the Confederacy. To Danville, Virginia’s simultaneous pride and shame,

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Harrumph! (Site / Info)

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Down the Happy Trails with Roy Rogers

On July 6, 1998 Roy Rogers, The King of the Cowboys died peacefully at his Apple Valley, California home at the age of 86.   He didn’t start off as a cowboy. He was born Leonard Slye to a struggling w

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

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