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  Sourdough experiments happen a couple of times a week right now. I'm finding that the Dutch over method gives a great crust--you leave the lid on the pot for the first half hour for an internal stea

4 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Drawing: best of (part 6)

All of these are about light, and take several different approaches to getting light to show up on paper. It is so hard for me to leave parts of the paper blank. I’m looking at this person’s skin, and

5 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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What is the Hokey Pokey All About?

When I was a social worker/home visitor and got paid for playing with toddlers, I worked in a community that was predominantly Spanish-speaking.  This means that I learned a couple of songs in Spanish

7 hours ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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Twas on this day in 1845 that “the Raven” is published in New York’s Evening Mirror…

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


The UUA Board is Trying Again to Eliminate the Commission on Appraisal. Don’t Let Them Do It.

Well…..they’re at it again. There’s a new push to eliminate the Commission on Appraisal. The last time this was tried was a little over 5 years ago, and at that time they were also trying to eliminate

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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The Bigness of our Littleness: Humanism and Individualism

  Late in his life the philosopher Richard Rorty—well known to be an atheist—was asked by an interviewer if he could define “holy.” I suppose the interlocutor thought Rorty would be stumped by the que

20 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Did You Know?

submitted by Bob Smith, Personnel Committee Chair Did you know that our Fellowship Administrator, Mary-Elizabeth Cotton, is employed by us on a part-time basis?  Her position is nominally eighteen hou

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Welcome to Liberal Religion, 3: The First Two Smooth Stones

The first smooth stone of liberal religion: Growth. "Religious liberalism depends first on the principle that revelation is continuous. Meaning has not been finally captured. Nothing is complete, and

21 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Don't Forget! Don't Forget!

Last night as I drove home, I realized that today would be the day. The day the car's odometer hit 22222, I adore palindromes, especially in numbers. Symmetry is pleasing. So I drove to co-op and the

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

No one sings in church any more

On the Sacred Harp Friends page on Facebook, Katie posted a link to a blog post by Thom Schulz, titled “Why They Don’t Sing on Sunday Anymore.” Schulz’s reasons why people don’t sing in church: too of

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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What is the Point? - Hope and the Chicago Cubs.

Delivered January 25, 2015 - Rev. David A. Miller © Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito A Unitarian Universalist Association Congregation—Solana Beach, Ca (Lightly edited version) I reme

1 day ago

Shift Happens (Site / Info)

Tattoos and children

This cracked me up: Why You Should Never, Ever Get a Tattoo (But Having a Baby is Fine). I particularly like #10: “You think you’re going to seem so cool walking around with one, but really most of th

1 day ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)


Not ‘At Risk’ But ‘In Risk’ (or Why #BlackLivesMatter and #AllLivesMatter Are Not The Same)

Amy Hunter, who is the Racial Justice Coordinator for the YWCA here in St. Louis posted a tweet a few days ago that quoted Dr. Norm White, which said: Children are not at risk they are in risk. Risk i

1 day ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)


To live in this world you must be able to do three things . . . and a walk in Wandlebury Woods

On Sunday I returned to a poem by one of my most favourite poets — one whose work I truly love, respect and, these days, find essential in the living of life — Mary Oliver. I mentioned there that her

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Sunday Services (February 2015)

Services for February 2015 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula theme: Loving-kindness February 1st: “Seeking the Golden Snitch” Sarah Pennington Pierce-Davis is wife to Kirk and

1 day ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Ethical Responsibility of Corporations

I am reading Lead with Humility by Jeffrey A. Krames.  It is about the leadership style of Pope Francis.  I barely read through the prologue when I came across a quote by Peter Drucker who wrote in hi

1 day ago

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in the South (Site / Info)

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The Platinum Rule

The story behind Valentine’s Day tells us of a tyrannical Roman Emperor who didn’t want his soldiers to marry and have families, and of a priest who defied the Emperor and performed weddings anyway. F

1 day ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

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A Satisfying Stretching of Spiritual Muscles

Let me guess:  it’s been a while since anyone asked you how the family you grew up in affects your spiritual outlook today.  But we talked about that in an Emerson covenant group. Years later, in a di

1 day ago

Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church - Blog (Site / Info)


Now There’s a Pleasant Coincidence!

Turns out that the antiquarian Horace Walpole coined the word “serendipity. It is first found in a letter dated 28 January in 1754 that he sent to the American politician and education reformer Horace

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


An Honest Heretic: Religion, Science, & Dr. Joseph Priestley

The future free-thinking minister-scientist Joseph Priestley was born in 1733 to a strict Calvinist family, but by his early twenties he was already experimenting boldly with both theology and science

1 day ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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