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Conscious Aging?

“When Old Monk reaches for her pen, a moment of shock. Whose hands are these, she asks? Deep blue veins rise to the surface, prominent against rice paper skin, cracked like desert clay. Only one thing

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The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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Focusing On the Good

The end of every year brings with it lists. Lists of the best movies, best albums, best books, and best television series. My blog is not a “best of,” but rather an ongoing attempt to capture the good

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Culture and Community: The Importance of Self Care as Pagans

This year has brought about many challenges within our communities and across the world. The closing of 2014 highlights what has seemed to be a complex year of politics, celebrations, complicated dyna

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

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Hope 3

Embracing reality just as it is doesn’t mean we don’t work for change. Indeed, as we practice loving what is, we become more engaged with that reality in ways that can lead to our own and our world’s

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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The Mystery of the Season

One of the down sides to becoming a professional church person is that your opportunities for Saturday night parties become extremely limited. Last weekend I took advantage of one, while I still have

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The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)

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Upgrade your Organizing with Groundswell in 2015!

I’m amazed at what you all do. And every day, I think about how I can help make your work have more impact and drive bigger change. Today, we know we can’t make change without the internet. From petit

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Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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Paving your own path

So, I stumbled across this new bloggy series recently, and thought I’d share… We get many (oh, so many!!) posts over at Pagan Forum (plus I see them elsewhere on the net, and sometimes in person at th

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a careful transformation of self...

Last night I dreamed of my sister Ann who died about 15 months ago of multiple systems atrophy, an awful disease. Ann was involved in arts and crafts her whole life, and in my dream offered to show me

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Christmas Morn: Advent's Mental Health Day

I know you want to turn away.  It is a hard image to see that you cannot then unsee.  It will be there with you forever.  Yes, that is a collapsed fruitcake.  I was cooking it.  You may remember that

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Burbania Posts! (Site / Info)

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Christmas in the Closet

I love Christmas.  So much.  The fact that I believe in neither Jesus nor Santa (not in the literal way ... Continue reading

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Rebel With A Label Maker (Site / Info)

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The Ghost Story That Saved Christmas

A young Charles Dickens was painted by Charles Alexander on his 1843 American tour, just a year before he wrote his Christmas classic. To borrow a phrase from one of the author’s other books, “It was

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

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We are not powerless

As we approach Christmas, and before our collective attention span shrinks as short as the daylight, I want to put a concluding thought on the series of posts around Unitarian Universalist social enga

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Infinity in Your Hand

To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour. —William Blake What is the most mundane, ordinary thing that you find m

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Slice of Life - Meet the Neighbors

Among our "natural"* neighbors are free range peafowl. The peahen shown in this picture was a few feet from my front door when I first saw her today. They're pretty brazen--getting treats from adorers

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

December 19–The Kitchen: Heartbeat

I clean the kitchen every night before I go to sleep. Bob unloads the dishwasher and puts the dishes away every morning. We have grown into this tender pattern of daily care for our home and for each

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Trauma-Informed Meditation Protocol

During my upcoming trip to Burma, I will be leading daily meditation sessions for my study group.  Most of these fellow travelers have only a minimal familiarity with meditation.  We will be spending

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Self-Care: Throw a Rockin' Pity Party!

I have given my little speech on pity parties to three different people this past week, so it seems something is in the air. Let me share my view on pity parties with anyone who needs it: Namely: I'm

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Boots and Blessings (Site / Info)

Revised Congregational Bylaws (14 December 2014)

At last Sunday’s congregational business meeting (14 December 2014), our members approved several changes to our bylaws.  The revised bylaws are now online in PDF format: Revised Bylaws Revised Bylaws

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Dark Times – A Winter Solstice Meditation

The dark times we are experiencing now will not disappear when we light our Solstice candles, yet we light our Solstice candles anyway. We do this not because it will make everything nice and easy but

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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