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Gazing Together

Antoine de Saint-Exupery writes that: “Love does not consist in gazing at one another, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” But it might just be that love could consist of standing

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


National Poetry Month—The Multi-talented Krista Franklin

As you might imagine, I have been reading a ton of poetry this month in search of writers and verse.   No matter how much you enjoy it, it can be numbing after a while.   Yesterday, for instance, I wa

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

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Rebirth and Decline, 1919-1934

A continuation of a documentary history of the Unitarian Church of Palo Alto. After the departure of Rev. Bradley Gilman, the congregation managed to get back on its feet, first with no minister, then

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif. Religion: people & places Unitarian history William H. Carruth Bradley Gilman Edith Mirrielees Elmo Arnold Robinson Gertrude Rendtorff John Steinbeck Stanford University Unitarian Church of Palo Alto YPRU

The Care and Feeding of Black Children’s Souls

I’ve been thinking about my motherhood options lately. And while I have been thinking about the usual things that come along with parenthood, I’ve been stuck on the matter of church. Not whether or no

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)



Born and raised in Wisconsin, I take my melted cheese seriously. This week I got a bag of sodium citrate, AKA, Magic Queso Maker. Heat up the liquid of your choice, add just a bit of this food grade s

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Alfred North Whitehead

Alfred North Whitehead was a British Mathematician and philosopher whose famous work  Principia Mathematica was co-written with his student Bertand Russell. That book was one of the classics of the 20

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Keep Your Hands Off My Cheetos and Other Lessons Learned From My Kids

Sometimes life is unfair and exhausting. Sometimes it feels like the odds are stacked against us, like everyone has it better and easier, like everyone has more chocolate milk and Cheetos than us.

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

Ask Gov. Hogan to Sign Bill Restoring Voting Rights to Felons on Probation/Parole

Immediate Action Needed Fr0m UULM-MD: Our coalition partners at the Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform (MAJR) have asked that we forward the message below to you. Governor Hogan will hold a bill sig

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uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)


Personal Images of “God”

First off, some fun news! After a few years of attending services when I could but never really having the time to go regularly or the money to make a commitment, I finally joined a church! Hurrah! Fe

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Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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An indication that US police killings have more to do with class than race

From Talk show host: Police kill more whites than blacks | PunditFact: Over the span of more than a decade, 2,151 whites died by being shot by police compared to 1,130 blacks. If that's accurate (see

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

All lives matter / Excluded by intersectionality

War and influenza, 1915-1919

A continuation of a documentary history of the Unitarian Church of Palo Alto. The years of the First World War proved difficult for the Palo Alto Unitarians. It was a congregation full of pacifists, b

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif. Religion: people & places Unitarian history Florence Buck Bradley Gilman Helen Katharine Kreps Josephine Duveneck pacifism Scott Nearing William Short Jr

IMPORTANT NOTICE: New Meeting Time for the Annual Congregational Meeting

In an effort to make this year’s annual meeting accessible to as many members as possible, we will hold it at 9:00am on Sunday June 7th. The only worship service that day will be at 11:00am. Check the

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FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

Worship Board of Directors

Dear Ben Affleck, My Ancestors Were Slaveowners, Too

Ben, America won’t change until enough white people change. You have the unique benefit of using your celebrity to make a difference. All people of European descent can use our power and privilege, to

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

History activism Biography and Memoir Inheriting the Trade Race and Ethnicity in America Tom DeWolf

On neoliberalism, "hate speech" suppression, Charlie Hebdo, Garry Trudeau

I love/hate Twitter; it's a fine place for me to draft my thoughts, which really annoys people sometimes, and I'm sorry for that. Today, Steve Brust tweeted a link to Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trude

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

censorship / free speech

How to Do Just About Anything

“How to write: Butt in chair. Start each day anywhere. Let yourself do it badly. Just take one passage at a time. Get butt back in chair.” — Anne Lamott My first job out of law school was at a large l

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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Zombie campaigns

The gift of being on the e-list of "Romney for President Inc." keeps on giving, paid for by the NRSC, to "strengthen our Republican Senate," and I'm sure they would really like it if I sent some money

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Pagan Community Notes: Dragon Ritual Drummers, Pagan Freedom Day Movement, Rev. Patrick McCollum and more

It was announced this week that Dragon Ritual Drummer founder and elder Flint has lost is battle with cancer.  Flint was diagnosed July 2014. The doctor’s gave him only two months to live, but he foug

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

Paganism South Africa Rev. Patrick McCollum Auburn University Bringing Race to the Table Damon Leff Derry Diagram Prize Diana Rajchel Divorcing a Real Witch Dr. Katharyn Privett-Duren Dragon Ritual Drummers Flint Mja Principe Obergefell v. Hodges Pagan Freedom Day Movement Pagan Musings Podcast Pagans for Marriage Equality Patrick Carberry

Why Does Job Suffer?

The Book of Job. When you think of Job, your first thought is probably about a man subjected to a test to see if his faith stands up. Job has been a blameless and upright man. The Satan suggests that

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Job and Transcendence

Set Good Boundaries to Create Covenant

“Good fences make good neighbors” – Now as Then My best friend from college taught me a phrase I’d never considered using before and hold dear to this day. That phrase is “that’s not ok.” See, until I

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Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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Planting Seeds

This is a sponsored post. I received compensation from Hallmark in exchange for putting my heart to paper for Mother's Day.  Although this post is sponsored, all words are surely my own as Hallmark do

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The Family Pants - Blog (Site / Info)