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The Power of Narrative

I gave some thought to the focus of this blog, what ties its content together and what a regular reader might come to expect here. It is occasionally about the pleasures and pitfalls of the writing li

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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the industrious child...

We know that one of the desirable traits of character that should be imparted to children that will be useful to them and society is that they be industrious. Our present course in education tends to

2 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Maxwell Perkins—The Man Behind the Writers

Maxwell Perkins in his element. In American letters there have been figures who nurtured writers who became the voices of their generation.   There was the Sage of Concord, Ralph Waldo Emerson himself

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

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Walking the World: Canadians in Print

For many pagans, books are the gateway to knowledge. They are our first teachers of magic and offer a new world of esoteric lore and knowledge. If you enter the home of just about any modern pagan you

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

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Safe for Diversity

“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all b

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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The revolution was yesterday

The revolution was yesterday. If you missed it, it did not miss you nothing will ever be the same love replaces hate hope replaces despair free souls soar in a hot-air balloon over rich fields of corn

11 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Old Jeans And Congregations

There's a certain alchemy to blue jeans. They start out rugged and unyielding, and slowly break in to the ultimate in practical comfort.  I had a pair of jeans I just loved. The fit was great, the den

12 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

UU’s at the People’s Climate March

This weekend Unitarian Universalists from across the country are joining in the People’s Climate March!  You can follow coverage of UU’s at the march on Twitter following the hashtag #Commit2Respond a

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The UU Climate Action Network (Site / Info)

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Sunshowers

Sunshowers golden light beams forth mixed with shadows passing by, faster, faster each pavement slab has its own intricate waltz light, then dark, dark then light warm rain soaks cotton clothes, yet i

17 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Going Off-grid in Alaska? It can be done!

On October 5th, Laura Emerson will join us for a special presentation at 12:30 in Room 205. Dear Friends: I am so looking forward to seeing many of you on Oct 5!  At 12:30, with snacks available, I'll

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Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church - Blog (Site / Info)

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Sunday Service: Winds of Change

Are the winds of change blowing in your life right now? Have you ever taken a great leap of faith? Is such a leap in your near future? Hearing the story of how Siddhartha Guatama became the Buddha, an

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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UU political priorities

I long ago figured out I’m not one of the UU cool kids. Here’s one example of what I mean: My local UU congregation is participating in a week-long nationwide peacemaking campaign from September 21-18

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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To Remain True

This is the time of the year when the “old school” among us call for Rank by Rank Again We Stand to start the church fall season. I like the last lines of what is now the final verse: “one in name, in

20 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

UUs march for climate change awareness, and other UUs in the media

UUs march for action on climate change  The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church in Elkhart, Ind., hosted participants in the Great March for Climate Action, a cross-country march to raise awarene

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uuworld.org : UUs in the Media (Site / Info)

UUs in the Media

The Selma Awakening by Mark Morrison-Reed

Anyone reading  The Selma Awakening? I'm only a few chapters in but already have a dozen sticky notes on pages--learning a lot and being inspired to think about whether my values are in line with my p

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A Curious UU (Site / Info)

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Climate Change–Fundraising in Faith Communities

  Increasingly, the effects of environmental climate change are felt in North America and around the world.  The intensity of storms, drought, and temperature are having a greater impact on our daily

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Giving Speaks (Site / Info)

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Finally, a use for NumLock

While the wireless mouse was charging, and sure I could turn around and plug in that wired one that's sitting within reach, but just out of curiosity, I looked to see how I might move the mouse cursor

22 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

UUs Support Hunger Strike for Immigration Reform

This story of Unitarian Universalist beliefs and principles in action come from the Standing on the Side of Love facebook feed.–Ed. Standing on the Side of Love and Justice UU’s from around Puget Soun

22 hours ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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Plug in, charge up, turn on

The Idaho Sierra Club is hosting a "Plug into the Sun" EV rally tomorrow as part of the National Drive Electric Week, and announcing the opening of downtown Boise's first public charging station, at t

23 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

THINGS ACTIVISTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LOCAL GOVERNMENT

From Erik Curren – a member of the Staunton City Council. Activist? Don’t shy away from the title. If you want to change something in your city or town, that makes you an activist.  Yesterday, speakin

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)

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