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Concord Hymn

Sung at the Completion of the Battle Monument, April 19, 1836 By the rude bridge that arched the flood,    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood,    And fired th

10 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Thoughts about the UUA, #1: The end

This has been a hell of a year. I keep up with some ministers; the tension is strong. Will the UUA last, and will it matter if it doesn’t?  Will we give up on our claims of liberal religion? Is our on

13 hours ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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On the Shoreline

  On the shoreline It can be hard To know if the tide Is coming in or going out You can check a line In the sand That marks wet from dry And wait, watching The sand crabs, wondering If they are prepar

21 hours ago

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

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No Zen Masters in the West

  Huangbo said to his assembly “You are all slurping up brewer’s dregs. If you’re always wandering about, how will you find this moment? Don’t you know that in all of China there is not a single Zen t

21 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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“We Must Save Ourselves from Our Low Ambitions”: Why Human Rights Are Inalienable, Not Inevitable

A few weeks ago, I blogged about Artificial Intelligence in the near future in a post titled “Immigrants Aren’t Coming for Your  Job, Robots Are.” Next week, I’ll be writing on “Malthus, Earth Day, &

1 day ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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Mindfulness and the elite

From my files: Three years ago, the New York Times Magazine published an article by Virginia Heffernan on the craze for mindfulness (“Mind the Gap,” 19 April 2015, pp. 13-15). Citing a Time magazine c

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Gary Snyder Points to the Ancient and Modern and Future Paths of the Buddha Way

  For me the most effective way of being in the world is to move in the direction of the stream of the Dharma. But one is not automatically “in the stream of the Dharma.” That’s where practice comes i

2 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Asparagus Drama

I am trying to catch up on my blogging about all the garden excitement last week, but then we had some more drama this week.  On Saturday, I was able to plant the second asparagus bed, along the side

2 days ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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A spring walk across Magog Down, to Stapleford Parish Pit, the River Granta and back to the Roman Road at Wandlebury

A spring walk across Magog Down, to Stapleford Parish Pit, the River Granta and back to the Roman Road at Wandlebury Click on this link for a map of the route All photos taken with a Fuji X100F Just c

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

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The 2018 Children’s Annual Meeting

Each year, we hold a “Children’s Annual Meeting”. It is the children’s main opportunity to practice congregational polity, just as the adult voting members of our congregation do when they attend a co

2 days ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

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Talking Proselytizer Blues

Here’s an old talking blues I found in my files, cleaned up a bit, and added chords to. It might be hard to figure out the rhythm at times, so here’s a link to a PDF of the lyrics with the main beats

2 days ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Religious Education – Week of April 16th

This past week was full of fabulous experiences for this DLRE! After the Coming of Age trip to Boston last weekend, the ministers and I headed to Hamilton for a Minister(s)/DRE retreat. When the retre

2 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Balance

I was an awkward child My short polio leg Threw my balance off My knees were always skinned The scabs barely healing Before I fell again running Tripping when my legs Did not land quite right My bike

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

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Save the Date of May 20th for Annual Meeting!

The Annual Meeting will take place after the worship service on Sunday, May 20, at which time members of the congregation will vote on the proposed 2018-19 budget and on nominees for two seats on the

2 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Co-Ministers’ Colloquy

This weekend, we had the honor to participate in an Installation service at the UU Church of Montclair, where our colleagues Revs. Anya and Scott Sammler-Michael serve as new co-ministers. The energy

2 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Would you get someone out of hell if you could?

I watched Come Sunday with my family this weekend, the story of Bishop Carlton Pearson's epiphany of universal salvation, and the price he paid for being public about it. If you are a UU primarily int

3 days ago

Boots and Blessings (Site / Info)

Some spring photos taken in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Some spring photos taken in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden All taken with a Fuji X100F Just click on a photo to enlarge And just one of Coronation Street as I walked home 

3 days ago

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

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TMI

There was a period of time, when my kids were young, when a good number of people I’ve never met knew more about my kids than many of my close friends. These people knew a little about me, too, that …

3 days ago

Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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Praying

This morning when I woke I lay abed half dreaming As I often do My mind still loose and open Remembering my dreams I placed my hands together Palms facing palms Fingers closed and aligned A “This I la

3 days ago

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

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To Be of Use

One evening, during my first year in college, my best friend Lori and I were sitting in the quiet candlelit chapel of our campus. A few other people were also there, scattered about the pews. I rememb

4 days ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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