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Tree of Life Choir—Hear What They Will Sing in Transylvania

The Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation Adult Choir.   Row 1: Allison Joy , Beth Denise Hoover , Carrie MacDonald , Judy Stettner, Sue Kazlusky, Annette Jasiota , Carol Alfus , Therese Ha

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

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June 25, 2016 – The Flume

While Linda was off doing “minister stuff” Martin and I took to some exploring. We are headed to the flume, a natural gorge, 25 minutes from Plymouth. Here is a […]

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high hopes gardens (Site / Info)

Travel - NH Family - Martin

from the mast of a ship...

A friend in Stavanger, Norway, Knud Lunde, sent a photo of shaker tables he made for an exhibit of his hobby club, proving it is true that woods and woodworking connect us into the fabric of life in w

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

May 30–Belonging: What will you do?

I am hearing an observation and a question repeatedly these days–in the media, in interviews, in podcasts and articles.  It goes something like this:  when bad things happen, human beings demonstrate

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

UU 1st Principle Belonging


I had this idea for a church “class” (more like a discussion group) where we just look at art. Talk about what we notice in it, what the artist might be saying with particular choices especially where

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Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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Memorial Day

It can be tempting to honor those who have died in military service by glamorizing the cause that they served, giving meaning to grief by casting a rosy glow of heroism over the loss. But the lives lo

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Joan Goes to the Stake

It was on this day in 1431 that a girl who had been bothered by visitations from various angels importuning her to raise an army, did so, proved to be a passible general, at least for a bit, was ambus

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


A Long Tradition—Decoration Day and Memorial Day

Memorial Day is still solemnly observed with parades and cemetery services like this one in Kansas. Today is, of course, Memorial Day in the United States.  The Uniform Holiday Act, passed in 1968, se

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

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Seeds of hatred and division

Donald Trump has marshaled a movement that isn’t going to evaporate.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Climate & Clean Energy Rally 5/29/16

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)


It’s a Nice Day for a Rainbow Wedding

At a wedding with all the trimmings tonight. It’s fabulous. Still tired after Rites of Spring. It’s weird not to be at the Feast right now even as I’m feasting. May y’all live fabulous lives.

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Buzz Coil: May 2016

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): Starhawk's Blog

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Review: The Love Witch

A new independent fiction film exploring Witchcraft has hit the festival circuit. Anna Biller‘s latest film The Love Witch is a colorful feast of pathological obsession, violence, narcissism, love and

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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A faith of the faithless that is an openness to love

As I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, as part of my sabbatical I intended to re-read a couple of Simon Critchley's books. Well, I've just finished his "Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment,

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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CLOUDS OF WITNESSES A Memorial Day Meditation on Abraham Lincoln, the American Republic, and the Great Dream of Human Possibility

CLOUDS OF WITNESSES A Memorial Day Meditation on Abraham Lincoln, the American Republic, and the Great Dream of Human Possibility James Ishmael Ford 29 May 2016 Pacific Unitarian Church Rancho Palos V

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Trip preparation

That's for my trip commemoration , 40 years ago next month, which was, as noted in my journal, "199 YRS. & 11 MONTHS" after the big day in 1776. As luck would have it, I was using a copy of the 1976 W

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Examples of a dependent-mission church structure

It didn’t take a lot to start a Universalist society in the early days; that is, even as late as 1866, and perhaps a bit later. There aren’t many accounts of how they got started, but reading between

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Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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scissor tail

I have taken a break from cleaning to assemble a "scissor tail" guitar, as you can see in the photos above and below. I've formed a small hatch at the back so that the electronic components can be fit

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Maureen and Kevin Get Hitched and Patrick Poetry

It turned out to be a gloriously lovely May day when Maureen Murfin and Kevin Rotter tied the knot at the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry.   By reports it was everything th

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

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One Sky Above Us

All of us earthly beings breathe the same air, bound by our very breath to the interdependent web. That seems kind of unfair, in that some of us contribute far more than others to the pollution of tha

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)