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UUAWL theme for September: free and responsible search for truth and meaning

The UU A Way Of Life monthly theme for September, 2014, will be "a free and responsible search for truth and meaning." Ideas, comments, essays, stories, poems are being solicited for publication that

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percival keene

I am in the midst of reading one of Frederick Marryat's books Percival Keene in which he describes the exploits of a young man growing up at the end of the 18th century in England. His books, being ou

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Teddy Gets a Ride

I read on Wikipedia that it was on this day in 1902 that Theodore Roosevelt was the first president of the United States to take a ride in an automobile. Digging a bit deeper I see that in fact that h

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


An Outsider at the Crossroads

“I still can’t believe you’re moving there. That neighborhood is dangerous.“ At that point, I had already had this conversation way too many times, with way too many well-meaning friends who simply co

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

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Ferguson and the liberal future

I took a break from blogging and — knowing I wouldn’t want get back to writing immediately — prepared several evergreen posts to run this week. (I’ll write about a couple of things I found in Toronto

2 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Political life

Can we enlarge our moral imaginations to include all living things in our circle of caring?

Chapter 10 in The Green Boat by Mary Pipher is entitled, “The Vast Sea Around Us: Interconnection, Deep Time, and Bliss.” She opens her chapter with this paragraph: “Our species is consuming, contamin

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


Take a Leap

Perhaps you seen, or even been, the child who approaches the high dive, looks down, pauses, climbs back down the ladder, climbs back up the ladder, goes back down the ladder, climbs up the ladder agai

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


August 22 – The Garden: Which Reality?

There is a vast difference between the way human beings experience the world, and how most other animals do.  This is often difficult to for us to remember – that what we perceive as reality is actual

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

The Garden

Becoming an All-Expense Paid Guest of Uncle Sam—Sandstone Settling In

Sandstone as it looks today--much as it did nearly 40 years ago.  It is now a low security facility. Note— This is the seventh installment in my memoir series about my experiences with the Draft and J

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

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Social Action Tidbits, August 22, 2014

• UUCF’s Book Drive & Sale to benefit Social Action The SAC book drive & sale is September 26 & 27, 10am-2pm, and September 28, 8am-2pm. Old books of any type or genre, from textbooks to paperbacks ar

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uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)


Can You Isolate A Truth?

A recent article in Christian Century talks about Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder and his history of sexual misconduct. Do Yoder’s violations of his own theological claims undermine the content

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)


After a week of twelve hour days, getting everything set for the first day of Sunday school, I was ready for a break. When Carol suggested we go for a late-afternoon walk at Purisima Creek Redwoods Op

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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In men’s souls

Mysterious, indeed why voids walnut-shaped appear in men’s souls though their bodies still thrive; the specter of Death stays stoutly beyond the veil shuffling through days made months made years, whe

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Blessing of the Backpacks

        The Rev. Jacqui Lewis, a prophetic voice of our time, says this about the impact of racism on all of us, but in particular, the impact of racism on children and young men of color: “These are

10 hours ago

The Well (Site / Info)


  Submitted by Mary-Elizabeth Peggy Joseph is a member of the Unitarian Church of Norfolk.  

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

EDITION: September 2014 Advertisment

Nailing Things Together: Boxes Too Small 1

Comedian George Carlin – a muse to whom I often turn – said back in 1972: “You can buy anything in this country. Anything you can think of! You can probably buy a left nostril inhaler if you look arou

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Boxes Too Small

"Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations now available on Amazon.com

As consistent readers of UU A Way Of Life on line magazine know, books based on articles on this magazine are being published and available from Amazon.com for personal reflection and group study. The

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In Praise of the Wheel of the Year

Even if you don’t think a series of holidays from Iron Age Britain has anything to do with your life in the 21st century, marking the changing seasons is one of the most effective ways to stay connect

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Socialist Bible: What does "the poor will always be with you" mean?

Capitalist Christians love to cite Matthew 26:11: "For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always." The saying references an older saying that capitalist Jews like, Deuteronomy, 15:11

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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The Inadequacy of Baptism by Tear Gas

For the last week, every time I’ve seen a photo of the people protesting in Ferguson, I’ve felt heartsick.  And ... Continue reading

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Rebel With A Label Maker (Site / Info)