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And Now Comes Spike

Terence Alan Milligan, better known to many as Spike, was born on this day in 1918. A founding member of the Goon Show, he is generally credited as central influence on the young men who would create

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Facing My Own Attachment to Separation

When I take seriously the interconnected web of all existence, when I begin to try to experience it, I also come face to face with my own attachment to separation. There is more to awakening than a my

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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"When something is palpable , you can touch or handle it, even though the word is often used to describe things that usually can't be handled or touched, such as emotions or sensations.You probably wo

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

An open table is — or was — the law

Pivoting from the Unitarians, and looking forward to Maundy Thursday. I’ll go into the Universalist laws of fellowship (and how they changed) later, but suffice it to say now that state conventions, p

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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National Poetry Month—Markham Mourning Lincoln

While this blog was observing Passover and the Blood Moon yesterday, I had to let the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination slide by.   The horror of the Civil War was grinding to a halt.   T

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

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Sometimes it happens that you are cruising along through life, headed down your usual path, when there turns out to be a huge sink-hole that was never there before. Illness, accident, death, divorce—e

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Truth and Meaning: Women and Dignity

Our society treats women as second class citizens. Objectification in the media constantly barrages us with the message that women are primarily sexual objects. Our failure to prevent sexual assault,

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"Duty is a better guide than stars or statutes."

“Duty is a better guide than stars or statutes.” - Jenkin Lloyd Jones (Unitarian, soldier, reformer, educator, clergy) Love and Loyalty (1907) p.28

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Unitarian Universalist Quotes (Site / Info)

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"Failures are sure to come to most men, somewhere, somehow. When they come, let the man consult his..."

“Failures are sure to come to most men, somewhere, somehow. When they come, let the man consult his watch and see what time it is…and let him rally his forces for another charge in the hope of final v

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April 16 – Metamorphosis: Butterfly

This post is the third in a trio of posts inspired by butterflies. The first two can be found here and here. When the time comes for a newly-transformed butterfly to emerge from the darkness of its co

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Another eclipse photo

Carol took this photo of last night’s lunar eclipse, just as the earth’s shadow had covered all but the tiniest sliver of the full moon. The moon was partly obscured by the faintest of cloud cover — t

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Turning the tide: the fight for a $15 minimum wage

There is a war going on in the Pacific Northwest. It has garnered some national attention, and cities across the country will be influenced by the result. Which side wins, and whether they get most of

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Whittling away at limitations

I am not an especially crafty person--my hands are not skilled at transforming what is in my mind or in my vision to the situation in front of me. I cannot paint or draw, can only sew straight lines,

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Celebrating Life, Preparing for Death

While it is a waste to spend any of our precious hours worrying about an afterlife that may not even exist, humans have wondered what comes after death for at least as long as we’ve been human, and ou

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Shoveling while black

It would not surprise me to find out the suburban village I grew up in has an ordinance prohibiting door-to-door solicitation, and I've reached the ripe old age where I like the idea of a "NO SOLICITO

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Latest Pathetic Winger Hero

SuperRancher (in his sad, strange little mind) Cliven Bundy is n the midst of his moment. Wingers throughout the country are proclaiming him at once martyr and warrior. He'll plunge to earth all too s

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Marry in Massachusetts (Site / Info)

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There’s No Snoozebar on this Clock

Climate Change: 5 Minutes to Midnight, 15 Years and Counting Down The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a report showing that the effects of global warming h

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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Have We No Shame?

It is the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings and there’s another “don’t say the killer’s name” story making the rounds. One of the victims refused to appear on an anniversary edition of Meet

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Author Laura Lee (Site / Info)

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Diné bahané, part two

2. The Second World Because of the strife in the First World, First Man, First Woman, the Great-Coyote-Who-Was-Formed-in-the-Water, and the Coyote called First Angry, followed by all the others, climb

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Tacks day

Regardless of whether you agree with Robert Reich's answer to the question "Is our tax system fair?" you can be entertained by the artistic talent of Jacob Kornbluth, Rick Symonds and Abby Van Muijen.

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

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