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My reading and writing have suffered so much this past week. I was really busy with both personal fun things and professional hard things, and I just haven’t really had the extra mental energy. So I h

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Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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We're all in this together

The NYT front page was gentler on the debacular week than it might have been, but "Trump ensnared in Fiery GOP Civil War," "Paul Ryan emerges bruised" and "Health Defeat Leaves Backers in Political Ja

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Sun, 10:55: The chancel is ready for action at the 11 am service. @ First Unitarian Universalist Society of… https://t.co/6JcDGlIbnx

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Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)


Column: What is Pagan Music?

TWH – Welcome to the new Pagan music column for the Wild Hunt, I hope you’ll join me in the months to come through the musical underground of the great below, the stunning and oft-listened to heights

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Buzz Coil: Feb.-March 2017

Here are some recent posts from blogs on our blogroll (please note, we don't knowingly list posts in Buzz Coil that have been published previously by the blogger elsewhere or on the same blog): Hecate

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Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

Buzz Coils

What Legacy Are We Leaving? Reflections on Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

(This post is a continuation of my previous post on The Legacy of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. — for Today.) In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Holmes to the United States Supreme Court. De

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)



This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington on 3/26/17 and looks at how adulthood is defined by the risks we take, and how we own the choices we make. A few days ag

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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The Church Budget

Curious about how we pay for our building, personnel and programs? Then come to this informative Forum, where George Hrbek, our steward, will explain the church’s budget.

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)


a welcoming address part 2:

The is the conclusion of Henry C. Muckley's welcoming address to the Eastern Manual Training Association meeting in Cleveland, 1900. Why would this be important today? If we are to live in a nation of

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

STLT#174, O Earth, You Are Surpassing Fair

Remember back when the news was bad and I was singing happy cheerful hope-filled hymns?  It was hard; I struggled to get past my own fears and anger and see the message those songs at those times held

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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The Lioness Remembered—Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells, undaunted. Note— Yesterday was the anniversary of the death of Ida B. Wells in Chicago on March 25, 1931 at the age of 68, but her remarkable story deserves to be told even it is a day l

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Mark Gorkin, the “Stress Doc,” offers us a poetic anthem to burnout and beyond: For the phoenix to rise from the ashes One must know the pain To transform the fire to burning desire. Each of the servi

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Progressive Magic

Magic has a dilemma. It works best when it’s focused and specific, but many of the things we need magic to achieve are big and complicated. Progressive magic is an approach to deal with this dilemma.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Just a Taste

When confronted with a wealth of delicious options, the temptation is to try to have it all. But sometimes your experience is better if you slow down and start with just a taste so that you can procee

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


‘Empowered Creatress’ Venus—A religious naturalist Mothering Sunday meditation

Venus in the Cambridge Manse garden Opening Prayer from ‘Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times’ by Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (1671-1713) (ed. Lawrence Klein, Cambridge

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Gaming Matters

It was nice to get out of the house, if only down the hill and get Jamaican food.  And then get out of the chair after needs at work and some NASCAR and Roger Federer and play games.  I like the two p

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Spring 2017 UUWomenspirit event registration is open, May 17-21

The Spring 2017 UUWomenspirit event is pleased to announce that registration is now open. Please visit our website, http://uuwomenspirit.org, and follow the links to the registration brochure. Please

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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FUUN Young Adults Meet, March 31

The Young Adults will meet at Pomodoro East in East Nashville Friday, March 31 4:30 – 6 p.m. Drop by anytime during that window as your schedule permits to take advantage of the happy hour specials on

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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Muncie, Indiana Universalist records online

The Unitarian Universalist church in Muncie, Indiana has a Universalist foundation, and so I was happy to find a digitized archive online today while I was casting around for citations for today’s Uni

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Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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Column: Radical Religious Terrorism

“These are radical Islamic terrorists, and she won’t even mention the word, and nor will President Obama. He won’t use the term radical Islamic terrorism. Now, to solve a problem, you have to be able

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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