Why do the the most politically free countries have an electorate uninterested in the idea of democratic elections? It’s a dynamic I’ve been wrestling with for almost a year now. I have my own theorie
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"A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times. It has come to you over a..."
“A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times. It has come to you over a new route, by a new and express train of association.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (Unitarian, poet
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“Music is the sound of the circulation in nature’s veins.” - Henry David Thoreau (Transcendentalist, Unitarian, surveyor, pencil-maker, philosopher, naturalist)
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In silent canyons mossy drapes- drawn over bleached wooden skin- hush those who dare intrude each sentinel gazes dully as its once-verdant children flutter away to the soft floor and die.
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After the Sunday service couple of weeks ago, I asked my son how his Religious Exploration class went that day. He is in the Earth group, and he has been enthusiastic about sharing their plans for gar
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Beloved, here we are. Help us find the good and good enough, create the good and good enough, discovering gladness and gratitude and satisfaction -- the blessings -- we have and may be. Here we are, l
Beloved we awaken again today to give thanks for the joy that springs forth and reminds us of all the good that is and can be, of past blessings and future possibilities bright and wonderful. Spring f
I love toast. From time to time I consider just LIVING on toast. Me, toaster, fixins, and a big pile of books-I could read all day and never have to get off the couch! (Yes, in my fantasy, I can mov
Our society has made common place several phrases that seem to give folks the impression it is acceptable to make rude or offensive statements to others. We've got, "No offense, but...". Then there's
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What will Paganism look like in 50 years? What we can build is limited only by our imaginations, but our imaginations are more limited than we like to think. Here’s what the Pagan world in 2064 will l
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"A rich component of covenant is the gift of forgiveness. To make promises calls forth the best in..."
“A rich component of covenant is the gift of forgiveness. To make promises calls forth the best in us, but we are human and we make mistakes. Promises get broken. So we try again. Covenantal faith doe
"Hands become what they have held; our hands shape themselves around what they hold most dear, or..."
“Hands become what they have held; our hands shape themselves around what they hold most dear, or what has made an impression, or what we press on others.” - Brenda J. Miller (Unitarian Universalist,
Video will be posted (here) Call to worship (here) So did you remember to reset your clocks last night? The folks who forgot should show up pretty soon. We go through this changing times thing twic
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Cynthia Sewell has a nice feature in today's Idaho Statesman with a curious inside look into the state employment of the wives of two candidates for Idaho's Secretary of State. It seems Mrs. Toryanski
This sermon was first preached at the UU Fellowship in Huntington talking about how we often live our lives from the script in our head and not what’s going on right here and now. We recently adopted
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I, for one, am looking forward to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new series Cosmos, inspired by Carl Sagan’s wonderful series from 1980. These are perilous times. Half of America doesn’t believe in basic scien
Emma and I tried the first episode of Heroes a few years ago and only liked one character, Hiro. I'm not sure why we decided to try it again, but now we can't understand why we didn't like it. Though
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The Memorial (Unitarian) Church before this morning's service. Readings: “Exaltation” by Linda M. Underwood All this talk of saving souls! Souls weren't meant to save like Sunday clothes that give out
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