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asking for the return of shop classes...

Material for tiny boxes Sir Ken Robinson wrote an opinion piece for Time Magazine, Why Schools Need to Bring Back Shop Class. I wish politicians and educational policy makers would wake up and pay att

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Ezra Bayda on True Contentment

TEN GUIDELINES TO TRUE CONTENTMENT Ezra Bayda Zen Center of San Diego Everyone wants to be happy, but rarely do simple formulas for happiness really help. To be genuinely happy—not just the superficia

2 hours ago

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Throwing Sand

Anyone who has been to the beach with a child knows that sand in the air equals sand in the hair. If you have been to the beach with a child, you probably also know that there is no point in trying to

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Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

As promised to E, photos of Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, from my birding trip there yesterday. This wildlife area is huge. It covers about 25 square miles along the Sacramento River, and when you’re in

7 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips

Hidden Talents

My sons often play video games while talking to friends online. They have headsets so we do not have to hear the whole gaggle and the game.   But this also means that to get their attention we have to

8 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Children

from The Handbook by Epictetus

3. Keep in mind the nature of things: delightful things; useful things; beloved things . . . Start with something small—a cup perhaps. Think: if this breaks, I can bear the loss. Now—work on thinking

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

Religion #Stoicism

Ireland's Newest Beacon

Less than a year ago, we headed to Ireland for two weeks, arriving on the Dublin leg coincidentally on Pride Day. While most of the marchers and those at the Pride concerts were young, it's no exagger

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Marry in Massachusetts (Site / Info)

marriage equality same-sex marriage election 2015 Ireland referendum

Shooting Stars

A quick flash in the sky A shooting star, a dream Blink and it is gone The vision carried away Somewhere else, beyond But wait. Meteors hit the earth Carving a place For themselves So our dreams can W

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Well, nobody said governing would be easy

Scott Walker made news by saying he was "probably the most scrutinized politician in America," what with surviving a recall election, the triumphal union-busting and everything. The implication is, I

18 hours ago

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This Week's Prayer

Words of Thich Nhat Hanh: “Let us be at peace with our bodies and our minds. Let us return to ourselves and become wholly ourselves. Let us be aware of the source of being, common to us all and to all

18 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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24 May 2015 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (24 May 2015) at 11:00 AM for “Infinity and Potential” by Amanda Lawrence. Continuing our series of services on the Fifth Source (“Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed

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Dawn

dawn even though i was only fourteen i’d already been writing poems for years when i rounded the corner in ... Continue reading

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Rebel With A Label Maker (Site / Info)

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24 May 2015 Adult Religious Education

Our class continues this Sunday (24 May 2015) at 9:15 AM with discussions of The Good Heart:  A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus by the Dalai Lama. On this Sunday, we will read and refle

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Truth and Meaning: Notoriety or Notorious?

When called to serve the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland, I was pleased to be moving to the City of Modern Explorers. I envisioned living someplace known for innovation, forward thinking

23 hours ago

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Book Review: All Acts of Love and Pleasure – Inclusive Wicca

Review: All Acts of Love and Pleasure: Inclusive Wicca. Written by Yvonne Aburrow (Avalonia Press, 276 Pages) Early in my studies I spent a lot of time pouring over books to learn how to be a witch, a

23 hours ago

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

Paganism All Acts of Love & Pleasure Yvonne Aburrow

finding a place in the commonality of all life.

Last night I listened as barred owls called in the forest outside, and I marveled at our own place in the scheme of things. We can shelter from the outside world and withdraw into our own spaces in a

1 day ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

World Turtle Day

It is World Turtle Day! Okay, I’m not exactly sure what to do, beyond hugging a turtle. But, fortunately, others do. Here are some hints at other opportunities that might prove more useful…

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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THOSE DAMNED LEARNING MOMENTS Some Rules of Engagement in Discussing Matters of Race & Other Matters of Inequality in Our Culture

We had an event at our church in which a series of jokes were presented. The format in which they were presented was in the “Yo Mama” structure. When I first heard the phrase “Yo Mama,” I started. But

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Jedi Fox

Yoda, I am not. Reincarnated, he wasn’t. Means this that you are not warrior? When has an animal been your spiritual teacher? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflection

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Some feminisms I love, some I pity

A friend emailed me because she thought I was bashing all feminists with Dear feminists upset by last week's Game of Thrones. I was initially annoyed, because I thought the title should make it clear

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