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The Curious Kick of Hearing an Actor Reading Your Writing

I’m stealing this headline from an article in The Millions.  It is an article about the reactions a fellow Detroit author, Bill Morris author of Motor City Burning, on hearing his words read by an act

2 hours ago

The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Angel (Novel) Story Telling

How to Live a Lie in Mercury, Pennsylvania

An excerpt from CINDERLAND, Amy Jo Burns's haunting memoir of growing up in a town that both worshipped and sacrificed its youth.

3 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Beautiful Sacred Lives are at Stake—Getting out the Vote!

This message is part of our Voting Rights Campaign blog series. Today we hear from Susan Leslie, UUA Congregational Advocacy And Witness Director. Click here to see more about the Campaign. Get inspir

4 hours ago

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

Blog racial justice Voting on the Side of Love GOTV November 4 Susan Leslie

Breaking Humanist Ground

Tufts University – which has long has a relationship with Unitarian Universalism(UU) – became the first college campus in the United States to hire an humanist chaplain. Tufts has created the position

5 hours ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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The Johnny Bright Incident—A Brutal and Indelible Stain on College Football

Drake star Half Back/Quarter Back Johnny Bright in 1951, It was the most brutal and flagrant on-field racist attack in NCAA college football history.   The irrefutable evidence was splashed on front p

5 hours ago

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

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Pagan Community Notes: Facebook freezes Pagan Accounts; PEC challenges Cuomo; An Art Competition and more.

Pagan Community Notes is a series focused on news originating from within the Pagan community. Reinforcing the idea that what happens to and within our organizations, groups, and events is news, and n

6 hours ago

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

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The best Wonder Woman page and cover ever?

Yes, I'm setting the bar high, but how can you beat this? If I was working for DC, I would pitch the return of Marya the Mexican Giant. You can read the whole short story at Pappy's Golden Age Comics

7 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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JULIA & SAMUEL A Meditation on Liberal Religion in an Age of Crisis

JULIA & SAMUEL A Meditation on Liberal Religion in an Age of Crisis James Ishmael Ford 19 October 2014 First Unitarian Church Providence, Rhode Island Text I went to bed that night as usual, and slept

7 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Gift number 4

A gift number 4 beauty form Froebel's gift number four consisted of a small sliding top box and 8 small tiles, each 1/2 in. x 1 in. x 2 in. The tiles were used to create "knowledge," a sense of relati

9 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

An Empty Hall

In a few hours this empty school hallway will be utterly transformed, full to bursting with young life. The fact that it’s quiet doesn’t mean it isn’t useful, just that it’s waiting. What have you lea

11 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Paints a picture

Clock hands swing forward matching tempo with curtains circling aimlessly, caught in a dance as midnight breeze rolls through walls, alabastrine unblemished it is only a matter of time before color or

12 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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O gremlins, O St. Anthony!

SPIRIT: My faith is in science, but I try to keep an open mind.

16 hours ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

'This is going to last'

NEWS: After Supreme Court action, same-sex marriage now legal in 32 states.

16 hours ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Ready For Home

I like hotel beds and seeing my colleagues and learning things, but I also enjoy *My own bed *My own shower *Having toiletries in sizes over 3.3 ounces *Fresh fruits and veggies whenever I want them *

16 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Only a fool

Children and youth attendance in September was up 45% over the same month in 2013. These are not large numbers — up from about 50 to about 70 — but the increase in attendance has been enough to requir

18 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Congregational growth

The Only Way We Can Make Your Entry Correct Is To Give You a False Name

When I visited the Audible page for the new audiobook version of my novel Angel, I noticed that there were a couple of books that I did not write listed as “more from this author.” I wrote to Audible

20 hours ago

The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Book Marketing

Reflections on Freedom Responding to Bishop Scharfenberger

I’m grateful to have the opportunity to read an edited version of Bishop Scharfenberger’s address that gave at the Capital Region Theological Center dinner on October 6th. I appreciated the opportunit

21 hours ago

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Unchanging steel vs. malleable clay: Thoughts on how we interpret the Bible

It occurred to me that we do indeed think of the Bible as something that has been "given" to us by God, when we should think of the Bible as a collection of texts to which we've given numerous interpr

21 hours ago

Window On Religion (Site / Info)

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Thinking About the Gods

If you believe the Gods are many and have agency then you cannot also believe They can’t affect you unless you permit it. The two propositions are logically inconsistent.

1 day ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Gentle Soul, Gentle Night

The last visit we paid to Auntie Norah was on Thursday 28th August, the end of our summer holidays. She was in hospital, which I am ashamed to say, triggered the visit. Prior to this visit I had perha

1 day ago

Life in 361˚ (Site / Info)

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