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Reaching for Joy

“Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.” –Carl Sandburg What joy are you reaching toward? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflection and e

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Stein, vaccines, and the new, better Green Party

Jill Stein has gotten some negative media attention due to an answer in a Reddit AMA regarding vaccines. Part of her statement: “I think there’s no question that vaccines have been absolutely critical

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Big Springs, Neb., to Evanston, Wyo.

Faced with an eight hour drive today, we slept late and didn’t get on the road until ten. Our first rest stop was in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. We pulled into the rest area expecting the usual fenced-in ar

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Review: The Secrets of Cats

Last one! For awhile anyway, I have others to review but I’ll wait awhile. So far I’ve talked about Fate’s core rulebook and a book full of suggestions on adapting them for a variety of games. Today I

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Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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Cold Beer

Sometimes cold beer makes everything a little better. And I love craft beer but it doesn’t have to be fancy. I really enjoyed a Lionshead Lager (PA) after going to the Beardsley Zoo on a humid day. I’

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Three Things (or, simplicity redux)

I’m guessing it’ll come as no surprise to most of you that I like to pack my days as full as possible. I’ve been like this my whole life – in 4th grade my teacher started an anonymous advice box … Con

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Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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RE NEWS By Joanne Dingus I’ve had the good fortune to be able to participate in two different UU events this summer. The first was General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio from June 22-26. As you may know I

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)


Interdependent Web: The America I know

A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism.

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Three fascinating facts about gender and apologies

Just read Sorry, but it’s complicated | language: a feminist guide This is more interesting than I expected it to be. Three essential bits for me: 1. "Some studies have found women apologizing more th

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Child Hunger in the Summer

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was initiated in 1968 by an amendment to the National School Lunch Act to address the problems created by the lack of free school meals in the summer. Millions o

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Blog – Promise the Children (Site / Info)

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Column: The Mothers and the Mounds

It was the end of my time in Europe, as I was set to fly out of Cologne in a few days. I had just traveled from Strasbourg, France to a friend’s house just outside of Mannheim, Germany, and I was tryi

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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The Epic of the American Vice Presidency—Part II

Chester Alan Arthur, a card carrying political hack and toadie to New York State boss Roscoe Conklin, came to office after James Garfield died of his wounds from an assassin's bullet and surprised eve

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Reviving the Heart of Our Democracy

The Reverend William J. Barber II brought the crowd to its feet with his rousing speech last night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. His impassioned call for a moral awakening to

19 hours ago

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

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Two Issues We Prefer Not to Think About

The Future Will Judge Us, part 2 What are we doing today for which our great-great-grandkids have a hard time forgiving us? Probably one of the first things that comes to mind for many of you is the e

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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I Used to be Really Important: A Zen Meditation

I’ve spent this past week at the Russell Lockwood Religious Leadership School, a program to help cultivate lay leadership within Unitarian Universalist congregations. Actually it is open to lay and pr

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


if only I had said that...

Yesterday I made a 20 minute presentation to our local Rotary club on the Clear Spring School. One of the questions raised by one of the members in the audience was that of why our small town of Eurek

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

3 Big Lessons of Leadership

Apply to Serve as Youth Caucus Co-Dean and See What You Learn ! by Eric Broner, Co-Dean, Youth Caucus 2016-2017 My week in Columbus at General Assembly was full of many things- questions, answers, mem

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Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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Gone to Seed

We think of flowers as the purpose of a blooming plant, and the color and scent of a blossom as the truly desirable part of a plant’s life cycle. But what matters to the plant are the seeds that remai

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Review: Fate System Toolkit

Have you ever thought about starting a tabletop rpg, but were intimidated by learning all the rules? Do you like the idea of Fate Core (reviewed in my last post!) but wish it offered a little more det

1 day ago

Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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A Healthy Form of Tribalism

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of “tribe” in a modern Pagan context. The impetus for this has been the presence in my life of an amazing community that I’ve been blessed to be a pa

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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