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Were Y’all Always This Clueless? Or Is This Willful Ignorance?

On Monday night, Michelle Obama gave her speech at the Democratic National Convention. I didn’t watch the speech, as I am not watching the convention. But I did see clips of it afterward. The big poin

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Sunday Services (August 2016)

Services for August 2016 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula theme: Circle of Kinship Services include sermons preached by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard unless otherwise noted. Augus

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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The World We Live In

Grief is a natural  feeling. But processing grief, the way we move through and beyond it it, is both cultural and very, very, individual. It can and indeed must be learned, both in families and in com

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A Jersey Girl in Kentucky (Site / Info)

And Since the Whole Thing’s Imagined Anyhow

Here at the Russell Lockwood Leadership School, my old and dear friend the wise Reverend Jan Christian just read us a poem. You might want to hear it, as well… St Kevin and the Blackbird by Seamus Hea

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Buckland Museum Poised to Reopen in Midwest

OHIO– The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick has been in existence, off and on, since 1966. But the collection, which was once featured in publications from the New York Times to the Scholastic

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Review: Jailbreaking the Goddess

Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality by Lasara Firefox Allen (Llewellyn Publications, 2016), 7.4” x 9.1” trade paperback, 288 pages. Also available as an ebook.  Wo

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Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

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Stories that Create a Giving Culture

Who among us is not drawn in by a good story? Stories are the best way we share our experiences and the lessons we learn in life.  Families and communities pass along their traditions, beliefs, and mo

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Giving Speaks (Site / Info)

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Pastel: Mitla, Oaxaca

I made a thing! I’m learning how oil pastels work. They seemed like the right medium for this saturated color and light, seen in the Don Cenobio Hotel in the town of Mitla.

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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CUC Support for Congregations – Can you use a Facilitator?

Often when congregations are facing big decisions, embarking on vision or planning processes, they find themselves wondering how best to proceed. It is often useful to seek input from the members of t

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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Ten cent shave club

Not that I'm a paragon of male grooming, but I do shave, periodically, during the spring and summer. I shaved just yesterday, in fact. My equipment needs are exceedingly modest. I bought a brush... in

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The Story Behind Obama’s Keynote Address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention

By Mary Frances Berry and Josh Gottheimer It’s fair to say that no one could have expected what resulted from Barack Obama’s prime-time speech at the July 2004 Democratic National Convention. Not the

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Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

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Field Notes: Podcast Movement 2016

Blogging and podcasting are not only similar: they're complementary.

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Women’s Alliance Lunch & Program: September 8

We will begin this season on Thursday, September 8th at the Turf Tavern in Scotia, NY at 11:45AM. For lunch reservations please contact Mariko at Mariko@nycap.rr.com or 399-4552. If you need to cancel

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Ghostwriter gone rogue and Russian intrigue

Tony Schwartz is tearing up the Tweetosphere. I broke the unspoken code of confidentiality with Donald Trump on Art of the Deal because I truly believe his election imperils the planet. — Tony Schwart

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today in the woodshop.

I have started a couple more boxes for guitars and am making a full size neck for a six string. If you can make a 4 string or a 3 string, adding two or three more strings is easy. I am also getting re

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Urge UUA to Advocate for Non-theist Scouts

When it comes to the Boy Scouts, I know only what I read or hear, but I trust (usually

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uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)

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J. McCree “Mac” Elrod

March 23, 1932 – June 16, 2016 J. McCree “Mac” Elrod is remembered for a lifetime of social justice activism. His opposition to the Vietnam war in the 1960s resulted in his and his wife Norma’s reloca

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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Congregational Polity’s Full Expression

A hallmark of our Unitarian and Universalist traditions is our congregational polity, the idea that each congregation is independent in governance, is self-resourcing, and creates its own cultural nor

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The Shape of Your Imagination

If you look at these twisted rocks the right way, you might see the shape of two alligators kissing. Or not. It all depends on the shape of your imagination. What flight of fancy has struck you lately

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Ten million reasons to vote for Jill Stein, M.D.

The Democratic National Convention has catalyzed a new, much stronger debate about voting Democrat or opting to support the Green presidential nominee, Jill Stein. Dan Savage produced perhaps the “To

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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