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Story of the day - Bottled water

We were meeting for our monthly book club in the basement of the independent book shop in town discussing Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. "I think it's just terrible what is happening with this

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Story of the day

Sitting the death vigil for the extinction of a species

Dellarobia and Dr. Ovid Byron are up on the mountain collecting data. It had been cold the night before and there is a question of whether the roosting Monarch butterflies will survive. As the day war

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Cozy or claustrophobic? Efficient or cramped? Organic or utterly disorganized? How does the idea of living in such close proximity to your neighbors feel to you? The Daily Compass offers words and ima

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


By God Regulars!—Victory at Lundy’s Lane

In the American view the Army Regulars charging into the teeth of British guns at Lundy's Lane were the heroes. Note:   Last month we posted the story of the Canadian folk hero whose dramatic 40 mile

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

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Kearney, Neb., to Rock Springs, Wyo.

Kearney, Neb., is named after Fort Kearny, an army outpost established in 1848 to help protect the emigrants who were using the Oregon Trail in increasing numbers in the middle nineteenth century. As

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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There Are No "Demons Inside"

Joan Raymond wrote an article for NBC News about how teens with mental illness often hide their illness. The article raises the issues of why teens hide their illness, such as how during the teen year

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Bipolar Spirit (Site / Info)

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Moss Time

Tonight my 7 year old daughter, Elisa, fell asleep with her head on my lap…Things I have carried today: two compost buckets and a sleeping child.  What else have I been carrying?  Sorrow.  For the inn

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Walking the Journey (Site / Info)

Finding the Right Fit

No, secondborn is not ordering a new fedora. My sons have been helping their grandfather with any number of projects on this trip. Today they were blacksmithing a custom stand for a pottery birdbath.

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

But there's this one...

Being a shepherd is hot, tiring work. Not many people do it. Nowadays people even use helicopters to spy out where sheep get off to. But back in the olden days… In the olden days, a shepherd had to us

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inexplicable beauty (Site / Info)

UU A Way Of Life August, 2014, theme

The theme of the month of August, 2014 on UU A Way Of Life will the third principle of Unitarian Universalism, Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations. Ple

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Book of the month for August, 2014, The Green Boat by Mary Pipher

The UU A Way Of Life book of the month for August, 2014 will be The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves In Our Capsized Culture by Mary Pipher.

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


Let us Celebrate!

I’m writing you today with a different request than usual. It may not seem important at first, but I believe that is has a profound spiritual value: I want you to celebrate. Specifically, I want you t

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Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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A Meditation on Water

Detroit is turning off water to the poor. Las Vegas is running out of water. Water isn’t a human right, or maybe it is, if you pay for it. Water is very much in the news. Join me in contemplating the

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In the opening for his latest op-ed, Nicholas Kristof's Idiot's Guide to Inequality, this: "Data from Amazon Kindles suggests that [Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century may be the 'm

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Uncovering the Past: Nero’s Revolving Restaurant and more

As some Pagans attempt to revive ancient or indigenous religions they often rely on the work of historians, primary texts, and archaeologists. For this reason, when something new pops up that challeng

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

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Harassment is Not Terrorism

My colleague, Deanna Vandiver recently wrote of her experience with protesters who disrupted Sunday services by spewing words of condemnation at the congregation.  She characterized the experience as

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About Our Inherent Worth (Site / Info)

The Fool on the Hill

While watching the news last night (maybe it was, but more likely The Daily Show's meta-news), after the run-down of the Democrat-appointed judges vs. the Republican-appointed judges' latest detail pa

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The Master of Irony Is Released from Prison

It was on this day in 1901 that William Sydney Porter was released from prison. A former pharmacist, bank teller, and sometime journalist, it was Porter’s work as a bank teller that led to his indictm

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Why Unitarianism?

This post is the first in a two-part series reflecting on Unitarian Universalism. Next week, I plan to write about “Why Universalism?” For me, the move from Liberal Christianity to Unitarianism Univer

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Help for teachers...

This is the time of year when teachers contact me about planning their programs for the next year, so it is also a good time for me to dig through the blog and answer questions. How to secure a piece

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)