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Lost visions of Universalists: glorious whiskers

I clearly need to let my facial hair grow out, and find some wax. Even today’s overwrought hipsters have nothing on these Universalists of yore. Details here, in a 1896 book about the Ocean State’s le

2 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)


Short video of TransCanada XL pipeline protest on 08/05/11 at Governor's mansion in Lincoln, Nebraska

The TransCanada XL pipeline protest on 08/05/11 at the Nebraska governor's mansion in Lincoln which Mary Pipher writes about in her book, The Green Boat. You can see Mary Pipher pass through the crowd

8 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


Respect everyone, post #3: Kadampa Buddhism

"Do not contemplate your own good qualities, but contemplate the good qualities of others, and respect everyone as a servant would." —Atisha, Kadampa Buddhism Related: Respect everyone the "respect" q

9 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Buddhism respect

infants in woodshop?

Last night I had an anxiety dream in which I had a very tiny baby wrapped up in a blanket in the wood shop. It kept rolling off the pad on the floor where I was to keep it safe. I know this may have b

10 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The Complexity of Creatives: The Case of Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas

For some time now I have been reading everything I can about Lord Alfred Douglas and by extension Oscar Wilde. (This is, of course, backwards to the order in which most people approach these two.) Thi

11 hours ago

Author Laura Lee (Site / Info)

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Ten Films That UU Should Watch: Amélie

I’ve always considered the French approach to filmmaking to be radically different from what typically comes out of Hollywood – and, perhaps, more suited to the mindset of Unitarian Universalists. Ima

12 hours ago

Ravenstone's Reflections (Site / Info)

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Lost visions of Universalists: Grace Universalist, Lowell

Click the image for a  link back to the original image; here it is in the book. It’s still standing, and still a church: St. George Greek Orthodox. And really, doesn’t look like it was built for them?

13 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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The Green Boat by Mary Pipher

13 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


Joan Blondell—Big Baby Blues, Wise Cracks, and a Smile

She was the brassy blonde who had been there, done that and lived to tell about it.   A wise cracking working girl with the biggest blue eyes ever, an electric smile, and a plump figure that turned he

13 hours ago

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

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Lost pictures of Universalist, recovered

Yesterday, Cory Doctorow wrote that millions of public domain images, recovered from Internet Archive’s optical text recognition, have been uploaded to Flickr. The listing includes the text context, a

13 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Nurture Your Spirit, Help Heal Our World

preached by the Rev. Joan Van Becelaere and the Rev. Colin Bossen at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland, October 14, 2007 Part 1: Rev. Colin Bossen Today is Association Sunday, a chance f

14 hours ago

Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)



If you’ve ever attended a Pagan festival, you’re familiar with post-festival letdown. You spent a weekend, or a week, at fest being fully yourself; living your ethics with every breath; being emotiona

15 hours ago

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

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Truth and Meaning: Another Senseless Death

By now, it is no secret — I loathe guns. I have shot rifles and pistols at ranges and tried skeet shooting once. But I have never owned a gun and never will. If I feel a strong enough need, I will tak

15 hours ago

uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium (Site / Info)

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God calls us to be faithful. Whether we are successful or not is in God's hands.

Mary Pipher has written another wonderful book when she wrote, The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves In Our Capsized Culture. While she has her Bachelor's degree in anthropology and her Ph.D in psycholog

17 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


Under the Pier

When we walk on a bridge or pier we see the “right side,” the side designed for traffic, the side meant to be exposed to the world. But what holds us up is the unseen underside, the structure that mak

18 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


O grand charioteers!

O grand charioteers! souls who hitch onto Mars, ride his endless fury above sun-baked mountains to sacred acres where mortals seldom tread free across the many skies scorched by stern suns, until a mo

22 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Personal Privilege, Protection, and Police

When my sisters and I were growing up, Dad would occasionally take us to a Milwaukee Admirals hockey game. One time we were walking along the concourse and Dad pulled us close to him as we came across

23 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

August 30–The Garden: Openings

Open our eyes to see that life abounds; open hearts to welcome it among us. The light of love here shines upon each face. May it bring faith to guide our journey home.* Openings . . . of eyes, of … Co

1 day ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Our Minnesota State Fair trips—mostly, seed art!

Emma and I only made two trips to the State Fair this year. I brought along my old iPod and took a few pictures, which I rarely do because my general philosophy is that you can experience an event or

1 day ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Minnesota State Fair

Market Basket: A case study in Finance Capitalism

Market Basket was a profitable company, owned by one family. Paid employees well and was a good corporate citizen. After some machinations in the owning family, it faced being sold up to powers of fin

1 day ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)