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Green Stems

“Spring teaches me to look more carefully for the green stems of possibility, for the intuitive hunch that may turn into a larger insight, for the glance or touch that may thaw a frozen relationship,

1 hour ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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National Poetry Month—The Armenian Genocide at 100

Unlike the Nazis who were quite proud of their handiwork and kept meticulous records including photographs and film, the Turks have always tried to deny and hide their genoidal slaughter of the Armeni

3 hours ago

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

National Poetry Month Alan Semerdjian Armenian Genocide Atom Yerjanian centennial Ottoman Empire Siamanto Tsitsernakaberd Turkey

April 25–The Grove: Domestication

Sacred Groves traditionally sat between two places: domesticated landscapes of cities, towns and farms on the one side, and the wild wood and mountains where the gods lived on the other. Domesticated

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

UU 4th Principle The Grove

A Double Whataburger Weekend

Yes, I've lived here long enough that Whataburger is my go-to fast food restaurant. Delicious, freshly made, and a little different from the norm. Breakfast, I get the bacon egg and cheese on a jalape

7 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Stewardship Testimonial from Jessica Stein

While you’re making pledges this year, I’d like you to…think of the children. No, I’m not going to parade images of spiritually starved orphans in front of you, but I will tell you a story. When I gra

13 hours ago

FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

Stewardship

Media roundup: UU religious educator is top teacher in Maryland

Creating a safe space for students to succeed Laura Potter, chair of religious education at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County in Churchville, Md., was nominated by her high schoo

14 hours ago

uuworld.org : UUs in the Media (Site / Info)

UUs in the Media

How do we nurture our Beloved Community?

By giving … that’s how This year’s Stewardship campaign is officially kicking off this Sunday, March 15th. The online pledge form is already open for business here. Please check it out. Come by the St

16 hours ago

FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

Stewardship Board of Directors

Thursday Nights, Chocolate Milk, and Crumpled Love Letters

We all know that Monday mornings are hard. Mondays are about gritting our teeth and showing up. But you know what comes in a close second to Monday mornings? Thursday nights. Come Thursday night, I’m

16 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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Charter members, Unitarian Church of Palo Alto, 1905

Below is a list of the charter members of the Unitarian Church of Palo Alto, organized on November 12, 1905. This list is taken from Donna Lee’s transcription, found in her 1991 history of the old Uni

16 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif. Religion: people & places

Buzz Coil: April 2015

Some recent posts from blogs on our blogroll: Pagaian Cosmology: Glenys Livingstone's blog from Australia, posted  "A Pagan Statement  on the Environment," on April 22,  Earth Day. Musings of a Pagan

17 hours ago

Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

Story Telling and Modern Technology

I was recently talking to a friend about how I had been working on a story set in the late 1980s, when I was in college. I told her I was trying to get back into the mindset of a person who did not ha

18 hours ago

The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Writing

Blog roundup: Casting a compelling vision

Casting a compelling vision The Rev. Tom Schade has a theory about why pledge giving is declining in UU congregations. The cause of Unitarian Universalism, as we now understand it, is not sufficiently

19 hours ago

uuworld.org : The Interdependent Web (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web

Free market trader

Michael Lewis' stock in trade is book-length storytelling (for which he has a superb talent), but he can sling a fine short piece, too. Consider today's headline (punning on his recent bestseller) for

19 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Column: Poverty, Worth and the Hovering Ghost of Calvin

“Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.” – Herman Melville

21 hours ago

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

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Math we see.

Testing Newton's second law of motion. This year at Clear Spring School we adopted a new math program intended for home school students. It takes the students hands-on through a series of workbooks an

22 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Bent wood boxes...

Copper tank for boiling thin strips of wood.  I have begun making a few small bent wood boxes of a new design. These are  inspired by Scandinavian bent wood boxes (Tiner), but will have one flat side

22 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Do Not Deny, Do Not Forget

Today the Armenian community marks the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the terrible events that the world now calls the first genocide of the twentieth century. Somewhere between a milli

23 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Building our experience of The Divine (Whatever That Is)

What I care about is the results we can bring about, in ourselves and in each other, by enacting well-crafted ritual. Or magic (with or without a terminal ‘-k’). Or worship.

23 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Arbor Day

Trees sustain life through the crucial task of turning carbon dioxide into oxygen. They feed humans and other beings with fruits and nuts. And even after they die, if left in place they provide homes

1 day ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Small shards

Each small shard of our primal being ends up on a grand stage drawing forth ten million raw insecurities folded in half so many times that the paper has called it quits

1 day ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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