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Fall color

Many of the trees are still green here in West Concord, Massachusetts, but others have taken on brilliant fall color — like these trees behind my dad’s condo:

6 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Concord, Mass.

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Death with Dignity Petition This MoveOn.org petition just started & needs your signature, since the governor is presently inclined to veto it if passed by legislature. Click here to sign. “Dear Govern

8 hours ago

uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Death with Dignity End of Life Ecologia Michael Judd

The Scrapped Sermon

Here's the sermon PUUF would have heard yesterday, had it not been set aside in favor of a conversation on the events of the past eleven days since the mass murder at Umpqua CC. WHY IS OCT. 11 AN IMPO

10 hours ago

Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show (Site / Info)

Halloween — Pumpkin Carving Instructions

A piece of American culture, for those who have never participated before. You will need —  your pumpkin (I bought one for $5, but prices vary) – larger pumpkins are easier to carve. Mine is about 12

11 hours ago

TOP of My Mind (Site / Info)

Rhythms of Renewal

Yom Kippur – the day of atonement: the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. And it’s all about acknowledging the things we have done wrong, seek forgiveness, atone. That way we can be renewed as we hea

12 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)


Transcendence: Between Metaphor and Miracle

Taken from Reverend Tom's October 2015 Newsletter Article Mason Cooley, Professor of English and American aphorist said “Transcendence is something between a metaphor and a miracle.” I share this stor

12 hours ago

The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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Indigenous Peoples Day

Let's pretend that's why government offices are closed for the holiday today, shall we? Back when the folks who had been living in the "east Indies" that the rag-tag boaters from Europe "discovered" h

12 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Pagan Community Notes: Druid Network, City of Refuge, URI, Indigenous People’s Day and more

[Pagan Community Notes is a weekly feature that highlights short stories and notes originating from within our collective communities. If you like reading this dedicated news every Monday, please dona

13 hours ago

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

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Ditch Columbus—Celebrate the People Who Knew Where they Were

Celebrating this is like celebrating Fuhrer Day at Auschwitz. Today is one of those rare times when the Federal Holiday honoring Christopher Columbus, the alleged discover of the Americas coincides wi

14 hours ago

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

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The Blind Spot of United States History

By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz An 1899 chromolithograph of U.S. cavalry pursuing American Indians, artist unknown, Werner Company, Akron, Ohio This essay appeared originally on the Powell's Books Blog. The m

14 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

History American Society An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Cyrus Takes Babylon

The good folk at Wikipedia say that it was this day in 539 before our common era that Babylon fell to Cyrus, who came to be called the Great. Cyrus is one of those signal figures in history, a warrior

16 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Another Test VUU Episode

Describe this one, too!

16 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)


Test VUU Episode

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16 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)


Why “Columbus Day” Should Be “Indigenous People’s Day”

In August, the County Council where I live voted by a slim 4-to-3 margin to repeal an “English-only” ordinance that had been passed in 2012. In reading the many impassioned letters to the editor about

17 hours ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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In my wood shop, I've been making inlay in preparation for making boxes. The following is from an earlier blog post (2009): Friedrich Adolph Wilhelm Diesterweg was not specifically an advocate for man

19 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

CUUPS, Interfaith and the Sixth Principle

The opportunity to engage in the Parliament Of the Worlds Religions offers a unique opportunity for our UUA community . . . This is the chance to live our sixth principal “The goal of world community

20 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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The Test of Our Progress

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much. It is whether we provide enough for those who have little.” –Franklin D. Roosevelt What does economic prog

21 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


October 12–Loss: The Craving

There is a craving that comes in the wake of a loss.  That craving may manifest in many ways, and it comes after the loss of any thing or any one that was important to us.  That craving is that space

21 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Imagina un mundo con Lennon

Con motivo del 75 aniversario del nacimiento de John Lennon, El Periódico de Catalunya me encargó el texto de apertura del tema del día del diario, en su edición del 11 de octubre del 2015. Este es el

21 hours ago

GABRIEL JARABA blog (Site / Info)

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Monday Meditation: Admitting Ignorance, Embracing Discomfort

“What’s important about liberal religion is that you and I don’t have to pretend to believe what we don’t believe.” ~ Rev. Peter Morales. If we are honest about what makes Unitarian Universalism, or l

1 day ago

I am UU (Site / Info)

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