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That Troublesome Minx Eris is Discovered

It was on this day in 2005 that Eris was discovered by a Palomar Observatory team led by Mike Brown. At first it appeared to be larger than Pluto (turns out that it has greater mass, but Pluto has a s

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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July 29-The Washroom: Sharing the Washroom

This year the Southeast UU Summer Institute (SUUSI) was fortunate to find a site for our annual gathering after receiving a rather last-minute call in December from our expected hosts telling us they

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

gratitude Conservation The Washroom UU 7th Principle

The Importance of Praise

by Ellie Richardson                  Through my weeks of volunteering, I’ve noticed that one girl in particular doesn’t like to do art projects because she “doesn’t know how to draw”. At first, this s

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Promise the Children » Blog (Site / Info)

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Changing Lanes Without Signaling

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ new book, Between the World and Me, is a powerfully devastating window into the experience of living in a black body in America, a body that is constantly vulnerable to assault, to c

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

spirituality racism indigenous #blacklivesmatter sandra bland Awake to Each Other Mab Segrest Ta-Nehisi Coates Whiteness

A fee to see the MFC?

So, I’ve heard through the grapevine that ministerial candidates are being charged $250 to see the Ministerial Fellowship Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Said grapevine is not hap

5 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalist Association ministerial formation

The Universe Has No Plan And That’s OK

I don’t think the Universe has a plan, and in any case I can’t relate to a Universe that plans. But I can relate to the Old Gods.

7 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Gerard Manley Hopkins: Remembering a Poet on His Birthday

Jesuit, priest, and by my lights most importantly, poet Gerard Manley Hopkins was born in Stratford, Essex, in Great Britain, on this day in 1844. And if you have forty minutes…

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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littleredspaces: theperksofbeingdisabled: Vintage on...

littleredspaces: theperksofbeingdisabled: Vintage on disability rights. Don’t let the black and white trick you. The Capitol Crawl was in 1990. This is not ancient history.

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RevSean (Site / Info)

My tweets

Tue, 10:51: Paris is waiting for her checkup. @ Ocean Beach Vetinary Clinic https://t.co/DPld6JQEHB Tue, 11:29: Heart sounds good @ Ocean Beach Vetinary Clinic https://t.co/PPAD4hFmjh

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Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)

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Making Dreams Come True

As I traveled from my home in Richmond, Virginia to Portland, Oregon, I entered Kentucky with a feeling of trepidation. For the next 1300 miles, I would be driving in and out of states where my wife a

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Our Stories - Standing on the Side of Love (Site / Info)

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RevSean (Site / Info)

Punishment

Sandra Bland died in police custody, and now there is video available for all to see of her encounter with the trooper who, after pulling her over, asks her to put out her cigarette.  She declines, an

13 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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News brief: UUA cheers Boy Scout change regarding gay leaders

UUA President Peter Morales applauds policy change allowing Boy Scout chartering organizations to welcome gay adult leaders.

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Black leftist critics of antiracism and BlackLivesMatter

Antiracism, Our Flawed New Religion by John McWhorter NetRoots Nation Confrontation Wasn't About #BlackLivesMatter At All by Bruce A. Dixon Adolph Reed on Respecting Black Leadership Related: What Bla

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

All lives matter / Excluded by intersectionality

Alexandria, Minn., to Dickinson, N.D.

At night, I dreamed a great many dreams, but when I was finally awake I remembered none of them; all I remembered was pieces of them: someone needing a pad of paper; children being cared for while the

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips

Subalpine

Went off the grid there a bit Up into the sky with boots on the ground Somewhere remote enough the parking was free (but bring your own water) Trimmed the news, weather and sports down to just weather

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BLACK LIVES MATTER

“BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the 2015 General Assembly recognizes that the fight for civil rights and equality is as real today as it was decades ago and urges member congregations to take initiative

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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UUism as an ethnic religion

I heard Mark Morrison-Reed at Arlington Street Church this last week. His sermon was titled "The Perversity of Diversity" and one of his points was that Unitarian Universalism is more an ethnic religi

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Service and Community

KATHY by Kristen Psaki kristen.psaki@gmail.com @kristenpsaki   Kathy Glatz First Unitarian Society of Denver “After being raised Catholic and having 30 something years of agnosticism, I was in a life-

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Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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msdeonb: pinkcookiedimples: We come in every shade known to...

msdeonb: pinkcookiedimples: We come in every shade known to man. Look at the range. The glory!!!!!!

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RevSean (Site / Info)