These 10 rules for students and teachers was written by Sister Corita Kent in 1968 and popularized by composer Nickolas Cage. If you are a human being and not a machine, you will know that you are bot
A dear Facebook friend, whom I hope to meet someday in person, has been riding one of America’s iconic ferries this week. At the foot of my own street, Lake Champlain Ferries are gearing up for anothe
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Gloria The chains that bind us might be anger and blame. A few years back, I had friend, call her Gloria -- an activist. Gloria worked for good, for policy changes that would increase fairness and red
The Half-Won Blessing
One way of looking at a blackbird followed by thirteen more whilst I registered the Memorial (Unitarian) Church in Cambridge for same-sex marriages . . .
A blackbird bathes this morning in our church garden This morning I finally managed to sort out the matter of registering the Memorial (Unitarian) Church here in Cambridge for same-sex marriages. The
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When you read the 1899 and 1935 Universalist basis of fellowship, you realize the talk of anti-creedal absolutism isn’t right, or isn’t quite right. But what did Universalist ministers (and presumably
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I dwell in Possibility – A fairer House than Prose – More numerous of Windows – Superior – for Doors – Of Chambers as the Cedars – Impregnable of eye – And for an everlasting Roof The Gambrels of the
(This is a work in progress — expecting to edit but really like the idea.) My Dear Aunt Sally learn it in school Multiplication Division Adding Subtracting So 8*5/4-3 = 40/4-3 = 10-3 = 7 My Dear Aunt
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“Meditation, like a cool lake, has room for all the unexpected birds.” - Jacob Trapp (Unitarian Universalist, clergy) quoted by Kathleen Rolenz, Sources of Our Faith
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"Sentiment lies back of all achievement. It is the dynamite that stimulates to noble endeavor and..."
“Sentiment lies back of all achievement. It is the dynamite that stimulates to noble endeavor and glorious action.” - Quillen H. Shinn (Universalist, missionary, clergy) quoted in William H. McGalufl
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During the UUCG Earth Day Celebration last night there was some discussion about what each of us individually, as stewards of the earth, can do to contribute to the environmental movement. It was poi
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We are taking advantage of the anniversary of the William Shakespeare’s deathback home in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 23 1616 at the age of almost exactly 52. I say almost exactly because his bir
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I had an amazing dream this morning. I was standing on top of a city that consisted of a collection of small houses, which we realised would have to be turned into a tower for defensive reasons. Just
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About 15 years ago I reached some kind of crack in the sidewalk of my life--nothing discernible happened, or at least nothing stands out in my memory. I just decided that if I really couldn't eat anyt
For about ten years my kids did not eat dairy. There were good health-related reasons for this at the time, but it was never easy. Restaurant kids' meals are full of mac'n'cheese, pizza, cheeseburgers
"What pisses me off the most about the term “special needs” isn’t that it’s cutesy or euphemistic,..."
“What pisses me off the most about the term “special needs” isn’t that it’s cutesy or...
Her mobility is not hindered by the fact she is not walking. She crawls, gets to her destination, pulls her self up, and cruises along the walls. She is as tenacious as she is curious. Her eyes sparkl
The Commission on Appraisal laid it out in their report "Who Is In Charge Here." UU ministers have very little positional authority: authority that comes to them simply because they are the minister.
On March 9th, 2014, Tom Robertson led worship with an improv theme. He drew on his experience as an improv […]
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Sometimes when talking about free speech and tolerance, someone will proudly say they're intolerant of intolerance. Sometimes when talking about hate, someone will say they hate haters. I've been that