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Places/Times To Read A Few Pages

So many books to read, so little time, right? Here are my sneaky places.moments to read a few more pages--what are your favorite tricks? *In the car. Mostly while waiting for my kids to be done with c

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Economics is still a choice

Doug Muder sums up Michael Greer's "The Long Descent" and applies it to Ferguson, MO, arguing that car-oriented suburbs are doomed to decline, because of economics. A key paragraph of a long and excel

3 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Kyogen Carlson: A Brief Remembering of a Zen Master

I was shocked to learn that Kyogen Carlson suffered a massive heart attack and died today. Kyogen was, I wrote “is” at first, and had to correct myself, one of the senior Zen teachers in North America

3 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Excuse me, are we acquainted?

One of those "favorite book" list-makings has drawn me into reading George Eliot's Middlemarch , and her beautifully convoluted and florid style seems to be affecting my own forms of expression. Befor

6 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

How to Teach Our Children to Celebrate the Extraordinary Ordinary

We tell our kids that they can be whatever they want. We tell them to shoot for the stars. But in our quest to teach them to be strong and daring and, dare I say, extraordinary, I can't help but wonde

7 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

A note for any article about comics and censorship

The Surprising Origin Story of Wonder Woman | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian: "in March 1942, the National Organization for Decent Literature put Sensation Comics on its blacklist of “Publications Disap

10 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

March for Environmental Justice on 9/21

Join Thousands in NYC, and Many More Around the World The Unitarian Universalist Common Endowment Fund, as part of its role as a leading force in Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), will be in the P

10 hours ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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UU Boulder Designated a Breakthrough Congregation

Congratulations to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, CO, which is recognized as a 2014 Breakthrough Congregation by the UUA! You can click the forward and back arrows on the image above to

11 hours ago

Mountain Desert District (Site / Info)

Congregational News Home Page


Today was a very ordinary day. Nothing special or particularly extraordinary happened. I woke up early and exercised. I made breakfast (frozen waffles tossed in the toaster), cleaned kitchen counters,

12 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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Invest Like a Unitarian Universalist

  Your Congregation’s Money Talks with the UUCEF The Unitarian Universalist Common Endowment Fund (UUCEF) is an option for Unitarian Universalist Congregations that currently manage or direct the inve

12 hours ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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Shaky Ground

(My niece’s kitchen after the Napa quake.) Sometimes (It doesn’t happen often Thank God Or your Lucky Stars) The ground Beneath you moves With such sudden violence It knocks you down Upon your knees A

12 hours ago

Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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Why a Children’s Offering?

This year my congregation will be doing things a little differently, and will introduce a Children’s Offering into the elementary age classroom every Sunday.  Previously we had done an offering, but o

13 hours ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

Stewardship Doing Church With Kids

September 18, 2014

"How can we begin to face the many injustices and strife in our world if we are unwilling or unable to face the anxieties in our own selves? Each of us, young and old, meek or bold, can be harbingers

13 hours ago

The Loving Room (Site / Info)


I was waiting at the Philly airport a few weeks ago after returning from my first trip home to Kentucky. I'll be doing a lot of this. It was a pleasant evening, and the safety officer was jovial and c

14 hours ago

A Jersey Girl in Kentucky (Site / Info)

The Oklahoma Black Mass: Controversy, Confusion and Religious Freedom

Amid a flurry of controversy and confusion, the Oklahoma Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City will be become the setting for a public Black Mass this Sunday, Sept. 21. The event, which is being bi

15 hours ago

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

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A Touch of Nature Makes the Whole World Kin: So What’s Our Excuse? (A Humanist “Theology” of Radical Welcome)

Mystical and Scientific The author of the Gospel of Matthew reports Jesus saying, “If you welcome your sisters and brothers only, what are you doing more than others? (5:47) Monk and mystic Thomas Mer

17 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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the dovetailedness of things...

The development of everyday virtues and the dovetailedness of all things. It is nice to see woodworking talk infused in an understanding of educational philosophy. From the Kindergarten by Kate Dougla

17 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Ubuntu Linux for Ministry: a feature for orders of service

So, this hasn’t been a weekly Thursday feature as I intended. Nor is this, properly speaking, a Ubuntu Linux-only feature, as it’s uses LibreOffice Writer, and that’s available for Windows and Mac OS

19 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Connected at the Root

If you looked at this tree from higher up, you might see it as a bunch of individual trees all leaning away from one another, rather than a single tree reaching out its branches. Perhaps we look at hu

20 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)