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Huckered Down and Huddled Together

A version of this post was originally published almost two years ago, in the midst of a long and stressful winter. And although there is no snow on the ground where I live and we are gearing up for Ch

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U.S./Mexico Border Immersion for UU Youth!

“The impact of this trip was enhanced by being together as Unitarian Universalists.  Our faith, our singing, our prayers became a sacred space to hold the heartbreak and the examples of resistance as

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Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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Unleash the Hounds! (Holiday Edition Link Round Up)

There are many articles and essays of interest to modern Pagans out there, more than our team can write about in-depth in any given week. Therefore, The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order to r

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

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Loose lips

A Spokane Co. (Washington) Sheriff's deputy made the mistake of speaking candidly about the need he feels for getting a leg up in the local law enforcement arms race. "We've got a lot of constitutiona

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The “Swedish Model” of Prostitution Is Sexist, Heterosexist, and Puts Sex Workers at Risk

For International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, Melinda Chateauvert, author of SEX WORKERS UNITE, debunks the myth of the “Swedish Model” of prostitution and similar “end demand” laws that

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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It Kicks off with the Saturnalia

The good folk at Wikipedia assert that on this day in 497 before our common era the Romans first celebrated the Saturnalia. It occurred at the dedication of a temple to Saturn, god of agriculture, and

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“Hands down one of my top reads of all time… This is the literary apex for me.”

The novel Angel was reviewed (for the second time) by Judith for I Love YA Fiction.  It received a 10 of 10 review. (Her first review of the novel was two years ago on sister site I Love Romantic Fict

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Angel (Novel)

the search for form...

Today, I hope to spend writing. I need to catch up on a couple chapters that need selection of photos, captioning, and organization. Barbara in Stavanger has provided more pages of N. Christian Jacobs

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Snow Family

Does the snow family have their arms up in supplication for cold weather, in resignation to their doom from the sun’s warmth or in rejoicing for the cold, sunny day? No way to tell, really, and they’r

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Alienated Adolescent Saves Christmas

Hermey  the  would-be dentist elf and Rudolph from the Rankin/Bass TV special. You may have noticed more than usual seasonal hoopla surrounding a certain adolescent hero who with astonishing speed cat

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

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December 17–The Kitchen: A Gift Litany

The Kitchen is our gathering place. The Kitchen is source of our nourishment, one for another. The Kitchen is safety and security for us, our family, our friends and for strangers. The Kitchen is port

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Donwanna Grow Up!

Being a grown up means being responsible and making healthy choices. Like, say, not staying up until midnight when the alarm goes off at 5:45 AM. But "When Harry Met Sally" is on.

17 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Winter Walk

Desiccated bronze orphans, aligned along branches, rustling symphony trembling in the wind. Brittle flags hanging, minor testament to doggedness, multiple casualties dropping to ground. I know they ar

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Amanda Palmer and the Art of Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has become a seemingly magical source of money for a variety of projects and causes. But like all magic, it’s far more complicated than it appears on the surface.

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Happy Chanukah

The Jewish holiday Chanukah, starts this evening, and at school, as an exercise in woodworking and multi-culturalism, we made dreidels, grades 1-9. I had planned the project and then just this morning

1 day ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Tonight's Statement to the Jackson City Council

Earlier this year, Jackson Together, with the support of the HRC, Jackson Area Civil Rights Awareness Association, PFLAG, and more, asked once again for this City Council to take up the issue of a Non

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Rev. Cyn (Site / Info)

What Child Is This? The Reason For The Season

I generally love Christmas. I love the music (Bing Crosby, The Rat Pack, Elvis, Ella Fitzgerald, etc) and the movies (Holiday Inn, White Christmas, It's A Wonderful Life, Scrooge, etc). However, it's

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The Loving Room (Site / Info)

No Hope?

"Hope" isn't always a good thing. Sometimes "hope" urges wishful thinking when a dose of reality would be more helpful. Hope might consist of dreaming when awakening might be what's called for. Hope d

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Oh, glänzenden Weihnachtsbaum (Shiny Christmas Tree)

A huge shock of my late teen years was to make the annual pilgrimage to my grandparents’ West Virginia home to find…an aluminum Christmas tree in the living room. My very bright, stern but rational gr

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Harrumph! (Site / Info)

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Last two Coming of Age Statements

Asher Meyer Hello everyone, my name is Asher. Now I have been asked to write a speech about faith and what I believe in along with my three great friends who took the coming of age program with me inc

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)