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You Don’t Own Us

Confession: one of my favorite pop music genres is the girl groove, those all- female groups and soloists that hit their peak in the 1960’s.  On one of those public television pledge nights a while ba

2 hours ago

UUWF (Site / Info)

Blog

A Miscellaneous Collection of Impractical Things

Somehow it got to be March while I was doing things other than updating the blog. That happens a lot now. I have not been idle. I have been occupied with an assortment of things – feeding my soul thro

6 hours ago

The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)

Reflections

One Glove and Ten Percent: Spiritual Practice of Generosity, 3

" You can't think and hit at the same time. - Yogi Berra For hitting, as for many action, we must rely on habits, so the formation of the habits we'll need is crucial. For that matter, even when there

10 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Spiritual Practice of Generosity

Alabama Creating a Religious Jim Crow

On February 9th, same sex marriage became the law in Alabama. The grandstanding by Chief Justice Moore was a classic Governor Wallace move.  Probate judges refused to honor the federal court ruling. M

11 hours ago

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in the South (Site / Info)

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dialectical theology

"Theology is about eternal things". Someone once said that to me, objecting to what he called "political advocacy" in church. And really, I suppose he was right in line with traditional theology. Theo

12 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

New congregations to be considered at March UUA Board meeting

The Unitarian Universalist Association Board meets, starting this Thursday (tomorrow).  Two congregations have applied for membership. Open Door Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Owensboro, Kentucky.

16 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Isabel Allende

During this third day of Women’s History Month I’ve been reading El Cuaderno de Maya (Maya’s Notebook), by a female writer of historic significance, Isabel Allende. My Spanish teacher was shrewd: he b

20 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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A More Tender Journey

Dear reader, I write to you on the eve of my departure — this time to Selma, Alabama.  I am volunteering for the next several days at the Unitarian Universalist Living Legacy event “Marching in the Ar

21 hours ago

Leaping Loon (Site / Info)

Trips 2015 Selma

Surprises in Flight

As I left work this evening, something zipped through the edge of my vision. Look! A butterfly! Yes, Houston is a mild clime, and this is the warmest day of the week. Still, this took me by surprise.

23 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

seasons surprises

Mo Money Blues: Spiritual Practice of Generosity, 2

Timothy Judge (Notre Dame), Beth Livingston (Cornell), and Charlice Hurst (U of W. Ontario) published a study, "Do Nice Guys -- and Gals -- Really Finish Last?" ( Journal of Personality and Social Psy

1 day ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Spiritual Practice of Generosity

General Assembly, Class Bias and a Democratic Faith

Registration and Housing reservations for General Assembly opened the other day, which signals the start of the annual discussion of how expensive General Assembly is, and how ordinary people cannot a

1 day ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Guifeng’s Five Styles of Zen, and Mine

I was talking with a friend about the mistakes we sometimes make in Zen, and I recalled something on the subject I’d read in the Three Pillars of Zen. When I found it I saw it was actually a reflectio

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Why . . . ?

Nudged by the death of Leonard Nimoy, and the public appreciations that followed, to introduce Munchkin at last to the original Star Trek, I sat down with her Kat nighty to watch The Trouble with Trib

1 day ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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The Smartest Thing I Ever Did As A Parent...

...was letting my children know that risotto is an impressive and delicious dish. Even when they required a step ladder to reach the stove top, they would happily take turns stirring the pot, adding l

2 days ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Selma: Commemoration and Commitment

I will be among the thousands of people traveling to Selma to commemorate the sacrifices of 50 years ago and to recommit to the struggle for equal rights today. For it would be a grave mistake to beli

2 days ago

Rev. Peter Morales (Site / Info)

Money Makes Mean?: The Spiritual Practice of Generosity, 1

Money. If you are unusually self-aware, you might have noticed a very slight feeling of tightening or closing at just the mention of the word. Or maybe, if you're that self-aware, you might have trans

2 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Spiritual Practice of Generosity

Thinking of King Kong

And who doesn’t, from time to time? It was on this day in 1933 that the film opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York City…

2 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Theological Reflection

The First UU Principle states that UU congregations covenant to affirm and promote "the inherent worth and dignity of every person." Today, the concrete expression of that principle is to say "black l

2 days ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

It’s Dr Seuss Day!

The wonderful Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr Seuss, was born on this day in 1904. Cause for celebration all by itself, but also, the National Education Association has designated his birthday as Read Across

2 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Helen Keller

Only three women have been featured on United States currency other than special commemorative coins: Susan B. Anthony on the ill-designed dollar coin; Sacajawea on the better, current dollar coin; an

2 days ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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