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Snail

              There are times I want To pull tight into myself Like a small garden snail Knowing the ground before me Is covered in salt Which will suck me dry If I am not careful   The gardener watch

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Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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TAPROOTS FOR A NEW UNIVERSALISM Zen Buddhism & Unitarian Universalism, Encounter, Conflict, New Visions

TAPROOTS FOR A NEW UNIVERSALISM Zen Buddhism & Unitarian Universalism, Encounter, Conflict, New Visions James Ishmael Ford 24 June 2016 Delivered as the Conrad Wright Annual Lecture Unitarian Universa

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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A World of His Own

  In the world he has built for himself, the presumptive Republican Nominee for President of the United States has never had to think about or navigate his own racial identity. Growing up in privilege

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spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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Summer Solstice reflection

This post is developed from a spoken reflection from notes that I offered to my CPE colleagues in prayer time on Wednesday, in observance of the solstice, which occurred Tuesday. Breathe in… Breathe o

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The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)

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DiEM25's first statement on Brexit—passed on here without comment

DiEM25 campaigned vigorously in favour of a radical IN vote. OUT won because the EU establishment have made it impossible, through their anti-democratic reign (not to mention the asphyxiation of weake

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Remember last call?

Letter from Alan Sheeler At the annual meeting we discussed the state of our current finances and how we needed your help. Thank you for answering the call! So many members have completed their pledge

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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A Plea for a Philosophical Plank in Party Platforms

“The good life.” Lordy, lordy . . . I’m not hearing about it on CNN. The good life and what makes a good life has been the focus of philosophers across the planet and throughout human history. But I h

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Love: A Zen Meditation

I’ve been thinking a lot about love of late. I recall an etymological dictionary that suggested the distant ancestor of love was “lub,” a word meaning desire. It kind of works, don’t you think? Of cou

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Summer Social Action Sundays

Thank you all for donating $838 to the Trevor Project. The July 17th, 31st and August 21st collections will benefit the SICM Summer Lunch Program. Every summer this program distributes over 1000 lunch

2 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Ministerial Search Committee Report – This Week

Last Sunday, the congregation formally commissioned its Ministerial Search Committee. Thank you for your faith, trust and support. We will continue to meet weekly over the summer as we develop our tim

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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New this week after the service…

There will be a computer at the back of the Great Hall after the worship service this Sunday, June 26th. You will be welcome to sign up for RE registration, the Breeze membership directory and ask que

2 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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The Book of My Enemy Has Been Remaindered: Or, the Perfect Curse for an Author

A few days ago Facebook offered for my consideration and possible reposting a picture from a couple of years ago. What I’m pretty sure the robot that picked it out was unaware of was that it was taken

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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And Yet it Moves: the Poetry of Reality

As it happens, it was on this day in 1633 that Galileo Galilei, threatened with torture and worse hanging in the air formally recanted his heretical view that the earth circled the sun. Legend has it

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Universalist Christian Initiative at #uuaga

I’m soft-launching my new project, the Universalist Christian Initiative at the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly, which begins today in Columbus, Ohio. It’s mainly about creating re

2 days ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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A self-critical and disturbing thought to consider following the assassination of Jo Cox, MP

This morning I re-read some words in Simon Critchley's excellent book, "The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political Theology" (Verso Press, 2012) and here I'd simply like to invite you to con

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

Political Theology assassination Faith of the Faithless Jo Cox MP Simon Critchley

Custer’s Last Stand Pt. i: The Little Bighorn’s Stepfather

This weekend will mark the 140th anniversary of George Armstrong Custer’s demise–along with 250 men under his command–at the Little Bighorn River in Montana. For insight into how and why Custer and th

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Dennis McCarty (Site / Info)

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"An Open Letter Regarding the EU Referendum" by Bob Biderman

Bob Biderman, a British-American  writer and publisher who is associated with the Cambridge DiEM 25 group which I am helping to organise, has just sent me this open-letter with permission to distribut

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Happy Pride Month

    June is Pride Month, and all around the world there are Pride Parades and celebrations. And, after the shooting in Orlando, it’s even more important for our children and youth to have positive sto

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

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Who’s your youth advisor?

This story from the Babylon Bee (a completely reliable source of news, and besides everything on the Internet is true), reveals the truth about the Dakota Avenue Christian Church’s youth program: “Sca

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Reinhold Niebuhr Steps onto the Stage

Reinhold Niebuhr was born on this day in 1892. He and his brother H. Richard Niebuhr would become two of the most significant of American Protestant thinkers, whose influence extended deeply into our

4 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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