In his keynote address during Ministry Days Rob Hardies said (I’m paraphrasing) “I want Unitarian Universalism to be as open to my son as it was to me.” [if the UUMA is smart, they would put that keyn
A BUDDHIST WEDDING Celebrated Within the Western Tradition A Service Compiled and Edited from diverse sources by James Ishmael Ford With the assistance of Tetsugan Zummach & Dosho Port (Some years ago
Can there be justice and reconciliation without confession and repentance?
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My wife and daughter put their heads together for a really excellent birthday present for me: bringing our collection of Agatha Christie books to completion, including her memoirs and the so-called “r
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My beloved netbook has passed its fifth birthday. Apparently computer years are sort of like dog years, but even more so--the netbook is now a dinosaur. Sure, it shows its age in a few cosmetic and fu
Inayat Khan Rehmat Khan Pathan was born in Vadodara Gujarat on this day in 1882. He is more commonly known as Hazrat Inayat Khan, Hazrat being an honorific, and sometimes by the title Pir-O-Murshid, w
It was on this day in 1954 Elvis Presley recorded his first single That’s All Right.
38. When you walk, you watch out for twisting an ankle or stepping on a nail; just so, watch out for twisting your mind. Do this for everything you do and you should be OK. Tagged: #Stoicism
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On Monday morning an email popped into my inbox from a trusted friend which simply read, “Listen, watch” — apart from these words all it contained was a link. It took me to the closing moments of Pres
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I’ve only written one blog post since before General Assembly, and is was of a “what do you think” format. It’s been for a number of reasons: There’s been lots of work at work, and sometimes writing t
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A short drive today, so by three o’clock I had set up my tent, and started walking up the beach. Very light rain fell off and on, but that didn’t reduce the number of people on the beach by very much.
Of course I awakened late. First of all, I hadn’t gotten into the motel room until 11:30 the previous night. Second of all, the time I awakened might seem late in the Eastern time zone but in the Paci
I got lost today. I missed a turnoff because I didn't see the sign, and my phone couldn't find my location to holler at me that I'd left my chosen path. I did not realize I was lost until I ran out o
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REPORT: Trans Students Have Caused Zero Incidents in Bathrooms Nationwide: projectqueer: Shocker....
by Katy Carpman, Director of Religious EducationDo you always keep a Facebook tab open? Maybe the app pings on your phone as your close friends post or someone comments on your latest picture or insig
As we prepare to celebrate our military families with a cookout on Saturday, July 18th – and don’t forget to sign up here – I thought I’d share part of a blog post from Rev. Cynthia Kane. She calls he
On this day is 1776 a remarkable document was signed by fifty-six men. The principal author was Thomas Jefferson. The document itself the product of high minded idealism, and low politics, including t
Even though I didn’t go to General Assembly this year — there was a very nice family wedding the same time — I tried to keep up with the news as best I can. And saying that, I’m glad I didn’t go. Ther