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Akilter - How you feeling?

What did the chickpea say when she had a stomach ache? I falafel!

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


On Writing, Friendship, and Diving through the Weeds

  In the middle of January, one of my dearest friends sent me an email saying that she had a New Year’s resolution in mind and it directly involved me. I was intrigued, but didn’t spend a lot of time

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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Hitting Bottom: Incarcerated Women in the Prison Hierarchy

By David Chura View image | gettyimages.com A prison can't function without its pecking order. Call it what you will, chain of command, hierarchy, rank, it all comes down to power. Who's got it, who d

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

American Society David Chura I Don't Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine

symmetry and form

Our students at Clear Spring are studying ancient history, and are now working through the Greek and Roman empires. In art classes, the students were cutting the shapes of amphora from brown paper, an

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Fredrik deBoer on the diversification of inequality

it eats everything | Fredrik deBoer: Perhaps no form of subtle social control better exemplifies privilege’s ability to dominate through soft power than the way in which privilege theory itself become

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

What can you say about Re-Enchantment?

You are invited to write, deliver and submit a sermon on "Re-enchantment" to a UU congregation before October 31, 2015.

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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The off center cross symbol of Universalism

Until I read Richard Trudeau's book Universalism 101 I had not known about the off center cross symbol of Universalism. The symbol was adopted by the Massachusetts Universalist Convention in 1947. Aft

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


Trayvon Three Years Later

Three years ago this morning south Floridians woke to a news story about an unarmed Black youth who was shot and killed by someone claiming to be involved in a neighborhood watch in Sanford, Florida t

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Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

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Potential Energy

Press a spring down and it stores the energy of your pressure, holding it as potential until you release it to pop up again. Whatever you are experiencing right now, however delightful or difficult, i

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Magical Mail Month

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

Faith in Action

From “who” to “what”, from branch to root

The Thoreau quote is famous and forever relevant: “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” All public policy, all activism, all social justice effort

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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AFA Now Has Its Own 'Hate Map': Targeting is OK When They Do It

"How it infuriates a bigot, when he is forced to drag out his dark convictions!" Logan Pearsall Smith, 1931It was a brave step, back in 2010, that the Southern Poverty Law Center took when it decided

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Orcinus (Site / Info)

Problems We Didn't Know We Could Have

The other day my work email was being bounced by Earthlink and my service provider had to verify this that and the other thing. It was Greek to me and I was just glad when it was handled. This week th

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band **** – The Beatles Track Review with YouTube links of covers

1. Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band — Good but not great song. *** It does have some good silliness. Lenny wants to help me with this (my cat). [The stars are what I would give on iTunes from 1-5]

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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February 27–The Ready Room–Kindness Ready

Be prepared! Listening to the weather and news this week that seems to be a battle cry.  Every news reporter and weather person was urging preparation.  We are maybe in a little over reaction to the s

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

UU 4th Principle The Ready Room

Not ready for prime time

Or maybe he is ready, but it's more of a comedy channel? Asked what he had to back up his brave bully talk and critique of Obama's foreign policy before the friendly crowd at CPAC, Scott Walker said "

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

“Good Morning, Blues”

When the New York Times Book Review asked which literary figure was overdue for a biography, Ayana Mathis argued for Albert Murray. She was persuasive enough that I decided I had better read some Murr

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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"Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. " —Maya Angelou

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Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Fats Domino—New Orleans to the Core

Fats Domino and New Orleans are inseparable.   He was born there and nearly died in the disaster that nearly obliterated the city that he knew.   That New Orleans was not the city of Jackson Square, t

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Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

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Plan. Execute. Win. Activism and net neutrality

Net neutrality carried the day at the FCC. The years-long fight between certain sectors of business and a coalition in favor of an egalitarian internet is not over by any means, but a decision to trea

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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