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Sat, 11:23: Cooking class at Roy's with Geoff. @ Roy's Restaurant https://t.co/X6Ll4UdEOa

3 hours ago

Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)


Column: Remember the Shield-maidens

In late June, Jade Pichette started the #HavamalWitches hashtag on Facebook. Her explanatory post referenced the Old Norse poem Hávamál (“Sayings of the High One”) and was addressed to women who pract

4 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism politics Perspectives Heathenry Asatru Iceland Asatruarfelagid #havamalwitches Jade Pichette Poetic Edda

Emma Lazarus—The Outsider Poet Who Stole Fame

Emma Lazarus as a young woman. Emma Lazarus was just 34 years old when she penned the lines of poetry that might be the most familiar verse to millions of Americans.   Odds were stacked against her ev

9 hours ago

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

Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty New York City Ashkenazi assimilation George Elliot German Romanticism Henry George Newport Rhode Island proto-Zionism. New Colossus Sephardic Jews

Sourcing to Sacred

The sacred comes to those who wait actively, and leave their windows open.

9 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Nature Earth-Centered

UU Service Committee (UUSC), the Social Action Side of UUA

From Carly Cronon, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, via Bill Butler, a strong advocate of UUSC: In situations of dire humanitarian crisis, UUSC looks to fulfill unmet needs and support overlo

9 hours ago

uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)



The Chinese have successfully teleported an object to space according to a brief article in Time Magazine, using and further proving the concept of quantum entanglement. The idea of entanglement had e

10 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

STLT#295, Sing Out Praises for the Journey

Of course this is the hymn today, as I set out on 14-hour trip home from SUUSI that was called Blessed Is the Path. And in fact, I’m a little surprised no one used this in their worship this week… exc

10 hours ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Bring your underwear this Sunday!

A lot has surprisingly been said about underwear This morning when I put on my underwear I could hear the fruit-of-the-loom guys laughing at me. Rodney Dangerfield I don’t believe in the afterlife, al

12 hours ago

Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)

Caring for One Another Fellowship Circles

Wound Up

Do you ever feel as if you are curled in on yourself, protecting what is most fragile inside you by wrapping it tight? What would it feel like to release that tension, to allow your body to stretch ou

12 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)



I am deciding to take a break from writing on this blog - perhaps indefinitely. The past six months have seen a number of events in my personal life, at times horrendous yet also somehow affirming. On

14 hours ago

Life in 361˚ (Site / Info)

Life Snippets

A Meditation on the Magdalene: Apostle to, and Maybe Even of the Apostles

In pretty much all sacramental Christian churches today, the 22nd of July, is marked out as a feast for Mary Magdalene. Me, I find her pretty much endlessly fascinating. She was arguably the closest o

14 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

Religion Christianity wisdom Mary Magdalene

Bears vs. Babies

Super fun little game with artwork from the Oatmeal. Way more interesting than Exploding Kittens.  The NSFW expansion loves dildos.  Fun mechanic, although after three games we wanted to play somethin

19 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Women show more gender bias than men in Implicit Association Tests

There Are Problems With the Gender-Bias IAT, Too -- Science of Us: There Are Problems With the Gender-Bias IAT, Too -- Science of Us: "As Greg Mitchell and Phil Tetlock put it in a book chapter that i

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

gender sexism Project Implicit

Column: Pagans Join the ‘Ain’t I A Woman’ March

I joined with several hundred people to celebrate Black women at the “Ain’t I A Woman” march in Sacramento, California on July 15, 2017. Several hundred Black women and supporters marched at 9:00 AM i

1 day ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism Perspectives Ain't I A Woman Black Feminist Movement Black witches Black Women United Sojourner Truth

Interdependent Web: When you can’t call for help, getting through this, the stick on your shoulder

Heather Christensen A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism.

1 day ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

39 of 99 Weight Loss Smoothies: Cranberry Strawberry Blast

Cranberry Strawberry Blast Recipe1 Cup Cranberries1 Lemon1 cup Strawberries3 cups spinach1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1 scoop protein powder1 teaspoon matcha green tea1.5 cup almond milk 316 calories, 52 gram

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A Perfect World (Site / Info)

Women’s March Six Months Later—La Lucha Continua in Woodstock

Exactly six months ago today millions of women—and more than a few supportive men this geezer included—marched on Washington and in cities, towns, and villages across the United States and around the

1 day ago

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

resistance Tree of Life UU Congregation Woodstock Square Cathy Johnson Democratic Party of McHenry County Idivisible McHenry County Progressives McHenry County. Women's March 6 Month Anniversary March

Dissent: For Such a Time as This

(This post is a continuation of yesterday’s theme of “Dissent.”) When considering the ongoing struggle in this country to genuinely achieve peace, liberty, and justice for all (not merely for some), i

1 day ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)


A Small Step for (a) Man

It was on this day, the 21st of July, in 1969, at 2:56 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) the American astronaut Neil Armstrong put his foot on the surface of the moon. And with that he became the first

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

Culture science Neil Armstrong moon

studio stroll...

Each Thursday afternoon classes at ESSA things slow down just a bit at the end of the day for  "Studio Stroll" to which members of the community are invited to drink wine, eat snacks and see what stud

1 day ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)