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22 November 2014 — Special Nature Trail Work Day

Please join us on Saturday (22 November 2014) from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM for a special nature train building and grounds work day. We will continue to work on refurbishing the beautiful All Souls nature

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)

A strange compulsion

Today I briefly considered rendering lard from pork fat.  Maybe I am getting a little too obsessed with next week's tamalada...

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

November 22–The Kitchen: Utensils and Principles

What is your favorite kitchen gadget?  Maybe it’s a blender or a cast iron skillet.  Perhaps you love Tupperware or Mason Jar containers.  Maybe you have a modern juicer or vegetable slicer or an anti

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

UU principles The Kitchen

Things I Have in Common with Jared Leto

Writing a book is a major investment of time and energy. Yet I did one of my books entirely for free. (I will not say which one.) Why would I do that? Not intentionally. It was one of my early books.

4 hours ago

The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)


UU 102: Current and Future State of Unitarian Universalist Scholarship

A few weeks ago, Rev. Colin Bossen asked people to self-identify as clergy, lay person, or academic, then answer these three questions: Who are the five most influential Unitarian Universalist or libe

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John A Arkansawyer (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism UU 102

The Danger of a Single Story

Sermon and Story from Worship Service November 16, 2014Story (from various sources) Apparently the commander of a vessel that was engaged in maneuvers in heavy weather was on the bridge late one night

7 hours ago

Discerning a Call  - Another Possibility (Site / Info)


Emerson's Ecstasies: Taking Religious Experience Seriously

This lecture was delivered on 9/11/2014 at The Community Church of Chapel Hill, Unitarian Universalist, as the kick-off for the 2014-2015 Spiritual Education for Adults program. The topic I’ve chosen

9 hours ago

RevThom (Site / Info)

Obama’s Immigration Mandate: What the President Got Wrong

Immigration activist Aviva Chomsky takes a close look at President Obama's new immigration plan and finds it sorely lacking.

10 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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The Ground of Hope

“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.” - Radio DJ Casey Kasem’s signature sign-off Hope can go bad. We can use hope to evade reality and escape into rosy fantasies. In the nam

10 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Tail race from Damon Mill

Dad’s condo is across the street from Damon Mill in West Concord, a mid-nineteenth century brick mill building now converted to offices. The old outflow stream from the mill, technically a “tail race,

12 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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The Gender Spectrum: A Workshop, A Blogpost, A Poem

“Sexuality is who you go to bed with. Gender identity is who you to bed as.” So sayeth the authors of The GENDER Book at a workshop I attended last night. In the summer and fall of 2010, there was … C

12 hours ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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UUs celebrate marriage equality in three more states, and other UUs in the media

UUs celebrate expanded marriage equality Officiating a same-sex wedding in Shawnee County, Kans., the Rev. Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka, felt it was a momen

13 hours ago

uuworld.org : UUs in the Media (Site / Info)

UUs in the Media

Ministry and Beyond* [Landrum]

 Our UUA President, Peter Morales, wrote a well-known position paper titled "Congregations and Beyond," in which he talked about how our Association can cultivate organizations beyond congregations th

13 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Ministry UUA

UU 102: What I Want in a UUA President

We’ve heard what Tony Lorenzen and Tom Schade want from the next UUA President. Now Rev. Cynthia Landrum speaks, and she’s using my language–numbers! Did you know the last four presidents of the UUA w

13 hours ago

John A Arkansawyer (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism UU 102

5, 5b and 6

I have been working on gifts 5, 5b and 6 and the chapter that includes these gifts. This photo shows the set of blocks that Froebel designed as set number 5. This was the set of blocks used by older c

14 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Mike Nichols—A Master’s Touch

Nichols and May in action. The stool and the director’s chair were two of the perches from which Mike Nichols made entertainment history in a career that spanned nearly than 60 years.   The stool repr

14 hours ago

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

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terms abused online: "straw man" and "goalpost-moving"

Straw man and Moving the goalposts both have useful meanings, but online, the more common definitions are: Straw man: "I don't have an answer to that, so I'm declaring it irrelevant." Goalpost moving:

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

What I Want in a UUA President [Landrum]

The call for applicants for the next UUA president from the Presidential Search Committee is happening, and it has a lot of people talking about who should throw their name in to the PSC, and what thi

16 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

The spiritual adventure of city walking

I took up regular walking because I needed to tend my physical self better. Most weeks, I walk five days, and usually, I’m walking around San Francisco. I took it up as exercise for the body, but it’s

17 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

Spiritual practices walking

Transgender remembrance, UUA politics, congregational matters, and more

Transgender Day of Remembrance Barb Greve recognizes the importance of a transgender day of remembrance, but wishes for more. It’s an important act: to memorialize the dead, particularly those killed

17 hours ago

uuworld.org : The Interdependent Web (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web