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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)

Metamorphosis

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)

Ruminations

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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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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

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Autism and Overdiagnosis: A Q&A with Dr. Enrico Gnaulati

For Autism Awareness Month, we spoke with Dr. Enrico Gnaulati, clinical psychologist and author of the recent book Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorde

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Acceptance and Action

The text of the talk "Acceptance and Action" that I gave April 6 at the Unitarian Church of Quincy, IL is up on their website. This is a little more personal than most of my talks. It starts with the

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Free and Responsible Search (Site / Info)

Big and Bold, soft and quiet

A few weeks ago, I got together with a couple of girlfriends for a weekend of relaxation, creativity, and friendship. After the typical chit-chat and talk about work and children and families, the con

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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What Dyngus Day Reveals About Racism in Buffalo

To get a few key qualifiers out of the way: I am an Italian-American Syracuse native who now resides in north-western Buffalo. I am writing as a complete outsider on this issue, lacking any particular

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Many Words (Site / Info)

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Pulling the Weeds

 I thought I had writer's block. I realized, though, that what is actually happening is that I've been nervous to barf out m [...]

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The Family Pants - Blog (Site / Info)

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Swim, Bike, Run...

by Maenad WiddershinsMaenad answered the Living Text Project question, "Is there something in you that is struggling to be reborn?" I have spent the last year or so trying to reinvent myself as a fitt

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Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church - Blog (Site / Info)

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The other life

At each turning point of our lives, we may face several doorways in front of us, but we can only step through one of them. Later on, we sometimes ask ourselves what would have happened if we had chose

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The Grove (Site / Info)

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The coordinated power of the major corporations

enables them to maintain affluent pressure groups at all levels of government and these pressure groups exercise their power by means of a coalition (or better called collusion.)…Because of this featu

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Stone By Stone (Site / Info)

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Spotlight: UU Young Adults of Oakland, CA

Welcome to the Spotlight Series!  Each month we feature a different Unitarian Universalist congregation or community that is doing effective, innovative or otherwise interesting ministry with young ad

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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ten rules for students and teachers

These 10 rules for students and teachers was written by Sister Corita Kent in 1968 and popularized by composer Nickolas Cage. If you are a human being and not a machine, you will know that you are bot

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Why Do We Trust Ferries?

A dear Facebook friend, whom I hope to meet someday in person, has been riding one of America’s iconic ferries this week. At the foot of my own street, Lake Champlain Ferries are gearing up for anothe

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Politywonk (Site / Info)

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