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Tracing stars

All that is rests on myth and magic tales, told by wizened elders tracing stars their lines iridescent grown firm as steel.  

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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The chrysalis lives to be discarded, lives to die for without it all wonders crumble and all beauty disappears.

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Knowing Your Limits

My Nissan Leaf, like all electric cars, has a range. In perfect conditions I might get close to a hundred miles on a full charge. We don't always get perfect conditions, though. If it's hot out (and e

3 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Drawing faces, finding one’s style

That was about the most exciting thing about drawing this week. I’ve been focusing on faces more often. Pleasingly, I liked the second better than the first, and the third better than the second. I go

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)


August 21–The Garden: The Stages

I’ve been in the garden, gardening, planning to garden, and looking forward to gardening all my life.  Which is to say:  there are discernible phases to life, and the garden keeps reminding me. There

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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a simple rice cooker meal: polenta and black beans

For one: Put 1/4 cup polenta and 3/4 cup water in rice cooker. Drain a can of black beans. When the polenta is done, add half the beans to the cooker, put the other half in the fridge for something el

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)


Roanoke City Volunteer Tree Stewards

Do you want to do something “green” and fun? The Roanoke City Volunteer Tree Stewards are updating the Roanoke Valley Big Tree Register. Once the update is done the public announcement will bring atte

6 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)

Green Team Blog


By Joanne Dingus The theme for September is “Belonging.” Each service in September will take a look at what it means to belong in terms of our community, our faith, our earth. The Good News of Unitari

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Children's Religious Education EDITION: September 2014

The Road to Hell Is Paved By People with Good Intent…or White Ferguson Is Living Life As Usual (#Ferguson)

Unlike Plaidshoes, who has only been here in the St. Louis area for 20 yrs., I am a second generation native (both of my parents were born here, but none of my grandparents were). When Brown v. Board

6 hours ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)


Beloved Community

    Quote Source: Out of the Darkness, by Reverend Anne Barker Photo by Lorian Kennedy; Design by Melissa Hathaway Tagged: community, meaning making, summer serendipity

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The Grove (Site / Info)

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Urban critters

We see coyotes, raccoon, opossums and such in our part of Boston. I scouted out a few more today at Forest Hills Cemetery and the in-town Audubon nature center. In Lake Hibiscus in the middle of the g

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Harrumph! (Site / Info)

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There's a Rock in My Pocket { DIY - Make a Safe Rock for your Child}

Sometimes we need an anchor. Sometimes we need magic.  For months the anchor on our side of the world has been bonding with our new home or summer camp or a new pup. All good things. All great things

9 hours ago

The Family Pants - Blog (Site / Info)


American Intifada: Ferguson and the coming insurrection

At the beginning of the trouble in Ferguson, Missouri, a friend wrote on his Facebook page, “What is going on in Ferguson?” To which I replied, “An American intifada.” To be sure, it is not a perfect

11 hours ago

Held In The Light (Site / Info)

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Boise School District election gets strange

"admin" over at the unattributed "Best Education News" is making a curious statement about education. The lede is readable enough, one of the candidates has publicly complained about procedures. The h

12 hours ago

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UUA Statement on the Events in Ferguson, Mo.

The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), issued this statement following the continued violence in Ferguson, MO: “The images from Ferguson, Missouri, are prof

12 hours ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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Social Justice Saves

One Congregation – 3 Social Justice Ministries   The power of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron (Ohio) Social Justice Ministry on Immigration, Food Justice and LGBTQ Rights and Welcoming Cong

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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This past week has been heart-wrenching for those of us seeking dignity, justice and equity for all people. The African American men, women and children in Ferguson, Missouri, have been subject to and

15 hours ago

UUWF Blog (Site / Info)


feeling impotent about Ferguson.

As a minister, I am called to pay attention; to pay attention to what is going on in the world around me, particularly when I would rather focus on much easier topics. To bear witness to the highs and

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Speaking of... (Site / Info)

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Go 90: Intercultural Sensitivity 5

The fourth stage in the development of intercultural sensitivity is acceptance. At this stage, there is nonjudgmental openness and curiosity about differences but a lack of skills for entering into th

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Intercultural Sensitivity

The Parliament is Coming to America in 2015

The Council for a Parliament of the World Religions made two big announcements this month. On Aug. 8, the Council reported that its Parliament would now be held every two years. Then Aug. 15, the Coun

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

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