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Hey There,  Joan Rivers! Can We Chat for a Minute?

It's hasn't  been a year since Amanda Berry broke free. Her escape brought to an end the captivity, rape and abuse of 4 human beings at the hands of Ariel Castro. Three were kidnapped as children and

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The Family Pants - Blog (Site / Info)


Labyrinthine Lessons: The Half-Won Blessing, 5

Freedom is our half-won blessing. The first half is straightforward and negative (in a good way): no slavery, no masters or overlords, no chains. The second half is paradoxical. We arrive at liberatio

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Half-Won Blessing

However They Have Writ the Style of Gods: Wounds and Healing

Here is the beautiful truth—saints and sinners are the same from the start. Hsu Yun, Chinese Chan Buddhist (freely adapted by me) As a young writer, I read everything I could find on the subject of wr

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Letting Go of Old Feelings

When we encounter old unfinished feelings within our hearts, we may be tempted to try to sweep them up and move them along, to push them out of the way. But unfortunately, this doesn’t really work. I

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Library of Congress Gets Some Books

It was today in 1800 that President John Adams signed legislation authorizing $5,000 to create a library for the Congress. Much of this would be lost in the War of 1812 and restarted with the 1815 pur

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


“The Worship of a Unitarian Church” (1901)

I’ll be refering to this chapter (“The Worship of a Unitarian Church”) from the 1901 Handbook for Unitarian Congregational Churches for a few, scattered blog posts,to consider what habits and attitude

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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A Gentle Path

There is much to be said for the amazing views at the top of a rigorous mountain climb, but there’s also a lot in favor of a gentle walk in the woods, with nothing more remarkable before you than the

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


"Have faith that tomorrow will at least be equal to your best today, and that the present cannot..."

“Have faith that tomorrow will at least be equal to your best today, and that the present cannot conceive a nobility which the future will not appreciate, or lay the foundations of a cathedral so wort

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"I do not think it is the business of a poet to be a guru. It is his business to write poetry, and to..."

“I do not think it is the business of a poet to be a guru. It is his business to write poetry, and to do that he must remain open and vulnerable.” - May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude (1973) p. 143 (Un

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National Poetry Month—Poetry from the End of the Plains

  I must be homesick today for the wide open spaces—“Way out west where the states are square,” as Thomas Wolfe said.   I grew up, as some of you might know, in Wyoming.   That’s Lenape word meaning r

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

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Sandwiches and Happy Chaos

The pragmatic part of me understands that a sandwich makes an excellent lunch--simple to prepare, no need to heat, the bread containing the stuffing so you can eat it easily and neatly. Blah blah blah

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

April 24–Metamorphosis–Looking Deeply

A fable of Aesop tells the story of a raven who envied the beautiful plumage of the swan. Raven decided that the water the swan swam in must be what produced the beautiful feathers, and so raven left

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)


Personal Jesus

I would have loved to post this closer to Easter Sunday, which was three or four days ago now depending how you count them, but better late than not at all. Easter Sunday was its own kind of beautiful

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The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)


Two Utah Children Two Tragedies

There were two more tragedies this week in Northern Utah involving young children.  A three year old girl shot and killed her 2 year old brother with a rifle that their father had left in the living r

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Not a Mama

Categories: Featured, Musings Tags: personal growth, uu I am not a mother. I have no children, either those I have born or those I have adopted or fostered. I don’t have any spiritual or emotional chi

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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We might all be monsters one day

Some of this may sound a bit dated, but it’s written because of a post yesterday on Gin & Tacos called “Incurable“- about how smart, regular people become bitter right-wing fanatics.   A primary compo

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Common & Kanye West Want To Create 15,000 Jobs For Chicago Youth Over The Next 5 Years | Clutch Magazine

Common & Kanye West Want To Create 15,000 Jobs For Chicago Youth Over The Next 5 Years | Clutch...

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RevSean (Site / Info)

This has gotten way out of control

To say that Sean Hannity can't take a joke would belabor the obvious, as would saying that he can't recognize that he and his "news" network are a (very bad) joke. His contribution to the Bundy circus

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ACM Count Down…

Annual Conference and Meeting registration is still open – but not for long. Adult and children’s on-line registration is open until April 30th. Pre-conference events – lay chaplain training & Religio

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Love Calls for a Living Wage

The good news was that I stood on the side of love demanding greater economic justice! The bad news was that I was arrested for doing so. Actually, I was part of a planned civil disobedience at a livi

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