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Redding to San Mateo

We left Redding, in the narrow upper end of the great Central Valley, and headed south towards home. In the late morning, we stopped just south of Willows at the Sacramento River National Wildlife Ref

2 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Can the U.S. Have an Honest Conversation About Guns and Mass Shootings?

Are we ever going to get to the point in the conversation about guns and mass shootings to point out a few things….. 1. The vast majority of mass shooters (and all of the school shooters) are white me

5 hours ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)


The Zen of Letting Go: Three Perspectives on Dying Before You Die

I’ve been rereading a small book by the late Zen teacher Philip Kapleau, called the Wheel of Death. In the chapter “Dying: Practical Instructions” he begins by quoting three writers from diverse persp

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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A land of parks is what we need Flowers and trees Grass if we can spare the water Air we can breathe Sunlight to enjoy In gun free, hate free zones.   A nation of schools is what we need Bright eager

7 hours ago

Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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Photo by Quentin Kemmel  on  Unsplash I'm realizing that although I have at least two degrees of separation from any mass shooting, these school shootings and other mass shootings are still something

8 hours ago

RevCyn (Site / Info)

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Some auguries of spring in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Some auguries of spring in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden All photos taken with a Fuji X100F Just click on a photo to enlarge it

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Old maps can be another useful tool for looking at the story of the land.  I was lucky to find a map of Westbrook & Deering from 1870, just before they were divided into those two towns in 1871.  On t

9 hours ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Px3: It sounds along the ages

I’ve been released from the heroic formality of iambic pentameter – Fry has moved us on to other rhythms, rhythms that – as he points out – feel easier to speak between breaths. In the exercises over

12 hours ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Poems, Prayers, and Promises

Open letters to advertisers on vicious hoax sites

As long as lawmakers and courts insist that what James Madison had in mind with the Second Amendment was unlimited weaponry for the likes of Nikolas Cruz and Adam Lanza, we’re going to have to hit the

1 day ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Some things bear repeating

At the Fellowship, we’re lucky to have a front row seat to some of the most dynamic social justice movements ever! The UUFP is alive with dedicated volunteers and financial supporters. Your pledge mak

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Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)

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Keeping A Heart of Compassion

The threat and reality of violence squeezes our hearts, turns us to those we consider safe and away from the relationships that grow and challenge us the most, and makes us less likely to learn, to tr

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Seattle to Redding

We dropped off Saba at the Montessori school where she works, and started driving south. It was a gray and dreary day, and before long it started snowing. Pretty soon it was snowing hard enough that t

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips


This morning, I could write about the sickness of gun culture. I could write about the incompetent presidential administration. I could write about another nation working to sew discord in ours. I cou

1 day ago

spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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Attention UUSS Girl Scouts!!

It’s that time of year again. If you are interested in working on the My Promise, My Faith award pleasecontact Morgan Myatt at morgangoot@hotmail.com as soon as possible so that we can set up meeting

1 day ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Poor People’s Campaign – March 1st

Mark your calendars for CC&C, March 4th at 9:30 to learn more about the Poor People’s Campaign. Joe Paparone will be there to tell us about this national movement for change and answer your questions.

1 day ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Young Adults going to see Black Panther on Feb 25th

The Young Adult group is planning to meet at Bowtie Cinema on State St, Schenectady after church on Sunday, Feb. 25th to see Black Panther. Showtime should be around 1pm, and exact time will be in the

1 day ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Co-Ministers’ Colloquy – February 20th.

Dear ones, In the wake of the sorrow, anger, frustration, and so on, in response to the senseless tragedy in Florida, you may be in need of action, or pastoral care, or hiding under the covers, or sen

1 day ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Little Neighbor

Look closely. Surprised to see her in the light of day, but I think this skunk was trying to make her way home, much to the chagrin of our neighbor’s dog.  I don’t know if this is my gardening friend

1 day ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Falling in Love? Or Standing in Love?

Love and Desire, part 2 Too much aloneness destroys a person. At the other end, not enough aloneness can dissolve us. This happens when the need for connection drives us to become so connected that in

1 day ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Love and Desire

Eating Rice, Taming an Ox: Master Dogen on Zen Practice

The Zen master Yuan-chih of Chang-China Hall in Fu county once addressed the monks in the Dharma hall: “For thirty years I lived on Mount Wei and during that time I ate the monastery’s rice and gave i

2 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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