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Writing Projects

I’ve been writing so much lately. For awhile there I actually got a little overexcited and was going to start a bunch of new projects. Like if I was going to list them off on my fingers I’d need both

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Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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A Win for Abortion Providers, Patients, and Supporters—for a Change

By Carole Joffe “(I)t is beyond rational belief that H.B.2 could genuinely protect the health of women, and certain that the law ‘would simply make it more difficult for them to obtain abortions.’” So

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Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

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Standing, Rolling, Dancing, Singing, Praying, Preaching, Acting on the Side of Love -- Landrum

At our the preceding Ministry Days preceding the UU General Assembly, ableist language was used in worship to the extent that UUMA Board Member Josh Pawelek issued this response: Clearly there is a pr

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Standing, Rolling, Dancing, Singing, Praying, Preaching, Acting on the Side of Love

At our the preceding Ministry Days preceding the UU General Assembly, ableist language was used in worship to the extent that UUMA Board Member Josh Pawelek issued this response: Clearly there is a pr

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Rev. Cyn (Site / Info)

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A few photos of a walk round the base of Houllna Gruna to visit the bay called Wood Wick

Fence posts, barbed wire and a dry stone wall on the way up Unlike yesterday it was, for the most part, a rainy and overcast day. However, I still felt impelled to risk a shortish walk up to the end o

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Check your calendar

  As Alan Sheeler pointed out, we are ending our fiscal year on June 30. Translation: you have thirty-six hours to make any pledge payments for the current year by using our on-line service. And, then

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)


That exciting fundraising deadline

Lyin' Doofus Drumpf wants me (and everyone else on Conservative HQ's mailing list) to "chip in" $5, $10, $20, $50, or "MORE" to "indict" his opponent in November, and by "indict" he means with the ver

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Finding Your Sacred Book

I remember a select little group with which we traveled and camped together for some days; this group had undertaken to liberate some captive League brothers and the Princess Isabella from the hands o

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Seneca from “On Tranquility”

When we are ashamed to confess the cause of our troubles, or when modesty compels us to conceal troubles, the passions have no outlet and begin to strangle each other. This is the cause of sadness and

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meditations, translations (Site / Info)

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Fire Destroys Pagan Metaphysical Store in Ontario

WINDSOR, Ont. – Mystical Mae Moon, a Pagan owned metaphysical store, was destroyed in a fire on Sunday along with several other businesses and apartments. The commercial building housed five businesse

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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The Effect on Texas

By Daniel Kanter A few weeks ago I was at my third PPFA national conference, representing Unitarian Universalism on the Clergy Advocacy Board. Our attempt to be the face of pro-reproductive rights and

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Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (Site / Info)


The educational value of manual training

 In the late 1800s and early 1900's two St. Louis educators battled head to head. William Torrey Harris was a pompous intellectual who became head of the US Department of Education, and Calvin Woodwar

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

CUUPS Convocation is Taking Shape!

All are welcome...CUUPS members, ministers, seminarians, and those interested in UU Paganism, earth and nature centered spirituality on all levels.

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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In Greek legend, the Sphinx devoured all travelers who could not correctly answer its riddle. The Sphinx may be mythical, but it turns out that in life—whether work or social situations or personal re

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


A Tolstyan moment of much needed peace on Unst, Shetland—“De staar o’peace is risin, may shu never set ageen”

The Peace Pole Still in saddened and shocked, both from the result of the EU Referendum and the increasing reports of an upturn in abuse towards migrants in England (about which I commented in my last

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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June 29 – Listening: Howling at the Moon

Sometimes my dog jumps up from where he is sitting in the house and begins barking frantically.  My initial inclination, still, is to shush him and admonish him for “barking at nothing”.  But I always

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Remembering the Day Chicago Blew Up

This 1887 map, two years before the annexation votes shows Chicago and its surrounding townships including  Lakewood, Jefferson, Cicero, Lake, and Hyde Park that were soon joined to the city.   June 2

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

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Brexit: more hate crimes, and the same austerity

The spike in hate crimes following the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom is not surprising. It also shows how democratic structures can be used to propel intolerance. Psychologically, the 52%-48% vote

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Big Springs to Avoca, Iowa

When you drive across the country, what you remember are the eye-catching parts of the landscape through which you have traveled. You focus your vision on what turns out to be a tiny portion of what y

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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A good haircut

I need to cut my hair every six weeks or so or it starts to fro up. I don’t really like it that way. I also find short hair feels much lighter. So tried a new place today and made an appointment for s

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)