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Trout Lilies

These lovely small flowers were near the trail on Capisic Brook. A couple days after I took this photo, I went on a Nature Walk at our Ferry Beach retreat and I asked the person who was leading us abo

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Beltane, Maypoles and Labyrinths

Here is the tie-in between maypoles and labyrinths. In modern Scandinavia, the maypole dances are sometimes performed in a labyrinth. . . a strikingly similar, labyrinth-like dance is still performed

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Sabbatical Reading and some thanks to you all

Today is the first day of my sabbatical and I won't be returning to explicitly church related work until Sunday 4th September. However, a sabbatical is (or at least should) always be connected in some

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Viewed from directly beneath, St. Louis’s famous arch takes on an entirely different, almost unrecognizable shape. The facts of the world look distinctly different to those who are on the bottom than

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


May 2–The Privilege of Belonging

With which group of people do you feel the deepest sense of belonging?  Take a moment and ponder.  It might be one particular group, and it might be more than one group.  Group might mean just 2 other

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Arguments in the margins

It was precisely my emergent humanist belief that equipped me to face what seemed a death sentence.  

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Liavek 4 now available! Only $2.99! Stories by Robin Hobb, Gregory Frost, Steven Brust, John M. Ford, and Emma Bull!

Contents: "Pot Luck" by Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb) "Show of Faith" by Gregory Frost "An Act of Trust" by Steven Brust "A Cup of Worrynot Tea" by John M. Ford "The Well-Made Plan" by Emma Bull Amazon.

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Lenny Between My Legs

Not attacking me. Not demanding play. Not being skittish Not running away. He’s definitely my cat. Squiggy will often great new people quickly. It takes Lenny a while. He’s also an incredible nudge. B

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


May 2016 Newsletter Available

The May 2016 newsletter can be found online here.

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Announcements – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

An Open Letter to Chief Justice Roy Moore

  29 April 2016 Dear Chief Justice Moore: As a citizen of Alabama, I am rather disappointed in your press conference comments.  Not only did they portray the events on January 12th incorrectly, they e

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

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Restroom Anxiety and Verbal Violence

“I asked Mercedes to explain to me one of the great mysteries of modern shamings— why they were so breathtakingly misogynistic. Nobody had used the language of sexual violence against Jonah, but when

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Celts and the Gundestrup Cauldron

Seeing the Gundestrup Cauldron with my own eyes was an amazing, magical, holy experience. But it wasn’t what I was expecting.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Column: Familial Spirits and Old Furniture

I. If determined enough, the dead can assert themselves to appear nearly as present as the living. And if one who is noticing and interacting with them does not know they are dead, and/or they are too

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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SETTING A PLACE FOR ELIJAH: Welcoming Into the Circle as Spiritual Practice

SETTING A PLACE FOR ELIJAH Welcoming into the Circle as Spiritual Practice James Ishmael Ford 1 May 2016 Pacific Unitarian Church Rancho Palos Verdes, California Not long ago Vivian Hao and I were sit

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


May 1-Belonging: Someplace We Belong

Outwitted: He drew a circle that shut me out – heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win: we drew a circle that took him in!        — Edwin Markham When … Continue reading →

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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In search of lost cheekiness: Cynicism, kynicism, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, the Padstow ‘Obby ‘Osses and the Rebel Clown Army

Diogenes of Sinope Readings: Ecclesiastes 8:14-15 There is a vanity that takes place on earth, that there are righteous people who are treated according to the conduct of the wicked, and there are wic

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Owl Life

Today I took a walk to the ponds at Evergreen and started looking at the pines where the mother owl and her babies have been living.  Today I brought binoculars and our little camera.  I watched for a

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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The Demanding Tree (A Re-Telling of Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree”)

“The Demanding Tree” by the Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein, revised Earth Day 2016 Once there was a tree.  And she loved a little boy. And every day the boy would come, and he would gather her leaves and

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PeaceBang (Site / Info)

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at home in your bunny slippers...

Please, don't try this in your bunny slippers. Yesterday, after bending wood for a box guitar, I changed my mind and decided to make ukuleles instead. Once you have wood ripped thin enough to boil and

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Identitarian classism: Oxford student refuses to tip waitress because she is white

Oxford student behind Rhodes Must Fall campaign says he refused to tip waitress because she is white | Daily Mail Online

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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