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The Great Law of Change

“We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.” —Edmund Burke When have you fought with the great law of change? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


How liberals shielded Obama from accountability, and lost everything in the process

As I write this post, the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States is only hours away. The preceding sentence is bizarre, and I’m glad time travel is impossible because

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)


The Wolf Takes Possession of the Hen House

Well, here we are. Enough people who are terrified at how the rich have been getting richer and the poor getting poorer while the middle class upon which our civilization has been based is rapidly fal

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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January 20, 2017—Murfin Verse

The Great Crash at Crush, Texas, September 15, 1896. Note:   Today agony and mourning.   Tomorrow Resistance! January 20, 2017 The locomotives are aligned on a single track,             throttles lash

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

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Money Spell

With all things magical, remember the 4th step in the witch's pyramid: to be silent. In today's information age and better religious tolerance, we have no need to hide or be ashamed of our Paganism. H

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My Buddhagan Chronicles (Site / Info)

On the eve of power’s transfer

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I wi

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a few words here and there (Site / Info)


All Set?

In April 1989, my then-14-year-old daughter, 65-year-old mother, and I flew from California to Washington, DC for the National Organization for Women’s March for Women’s Lives. I remember camping out

9 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (Site / Info)


Announcing, “Slowness Number Five”!

I have not had any poetic inspiration for a wile now. But when my poetic inspiration returns to me, I will post the results right here on Lyricsofmylife. Until then, here is another new soundscape of

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Lyricsofmylife (Site / Info)

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The Work of Publishers in an Authoritarian Age

By Tom Hallock We, as publishers, have important work to do in protecting an open, democratic society that is now under increasing threat. The threat has been growing after decades of disturbing illib

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Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

We're making it possible for anyone to use the shared world of Liavek—under many conditions, for free

Our goal is to make Liavek as easy for anyone to use for low-paying projects as it would be if it was in the public domain while protecting the rights in case a company wants to use Liavek for somethi

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)


Preparing Your Children to Take Place in a March or Large Event

With the Women’s March approaching, there is a lot more discussion about how to include children in these large events, rallies, and marches. I encourage parents to take their children to engage in pu

15 hours ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)


My tweets

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Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)


Community volunteers offer safe rides

WINNIPEG, Man.  – A Facebook group is taking the issue of women’s safety and transportation to a new level. Ikwe Safe Rides (Women Helping Women) is a private, members-only Facebook group based in Win

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Is There Anything More Bourgeois Than Modern Architecture?

I think of the modern house on 114 I pass in Woodbridge, CT sometimes going to Orange and shopping. Lots of beautiful colonial houses that match the forest and place. But there is one house that is mo

17 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Prison Ministries of FUUN: UU Principles in Action

At last week’s committee meeting for UU Prison Ministries I was asked, “Why do incarcerated people attend Unitarian Universalists services and classes? I stumbled through an answer. Today, I have more

17 hours ago

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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“Great Men” and the Tide of History

“Hindsight is 20/20” goes the cliche. And in my experience a lot of people want to say “I told you so.” I have to say I’m a terrible pundit—over and over in the last US presidential election cycle I p

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Was Obama so awful that he turned 4 million of his voters into racists?

In 2008, Obama got 69,498,516 votes. In 2012, he got 65,915,795 votes. In 2016, Hillary Clinton got 65,844,954 votes. Did Obama make four million voters racist? For more perspective, here are the Repu

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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diverse interests – exceptional possibilites.

Outgoing U.S. Education Secretary America, John B. King Jr. said: Finally, we must recognize that the growing diversity of our people is an asset, not a liability, and support diverse schools. Diversi

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

STLT#108, My Life Flows On in Endless Song

This is one of those cases where, given the times in which we live and the still unbelievable event about to happen on Friday, all I can do is let the lyrics of this beautiful song of joy and resistan

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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5 Ways to Strengthen Your Organization’s Philanthropic Culture

 In a philanthropic culture all gifts given for the common good are valued, and all givers respected and affirmed. The emphasis should be on engaging the whole person in the common good that comes fro

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Giving Speaks (Site / Info)

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