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The Sacred in Music

Poetry and music engage us in ways beyond what can be contained in prose alone. Poetry uses language playfully to gesture beyond the more straightforward meaning of most texts, offering the possibilit

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)


Ubuntu Linux for Ministry: a new feature, hopefully helpful

With all the talk about student debt, low salaries, missing employment, unwanted bivocationality and plain-old poverty in the ministry, it makes some sense to address ways of saving money as a way of

1 hour ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Encouragement to spiritual growth runs down hill

Unitarian Universalists are not known for their spirituality especially their mystical spirituality. The closest they can come to mysticism is probably their identification with the transcendentalists

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Principle 3

Creatively Maladjusted

“Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In honor of Martin Luther King, what will you do that is creatively maladjusted? The Daily Compass offer

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Becoming an All-Expense Paid Guest of Uncle Sam—Cook County Jail

Note— The fifth installment in my on-going series of stories about my Draft Resistance during the Vietnam War, trial, and imprisonment. Moments after I entered the Federal Building to report for incar

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

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The young, the old: society trying to keep itself together

Two crucial processes exist in modern life. One is society trying to get the younger generation ready for present reality. The other is society is trying to help (or sometimes make) older generations

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Tracing stars

All that is rests on myth and magic tales, told by wizened elders tracing stars their lines iridescent grown firm as steel.  

5 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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The chrysalis lives to be discarded, lives to die for without it all wonders crumble and all beauty disappears.

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Knowing Your Limits

My Nissan Leaf, like all electric cars, has a range. In perfect conditions I might get close to a hundred miles on a full charge. We don't always get perfect conditions, though. If it's hot out (and e

7 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Drawing faces, finding one’s style

That was about the most exciting thing about drawing this week. I’ve been focusing on faces more often. Pleasingly, I liked the second better than the first, and the third better than the second. I go

7 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)


August 21–The Garden: The Stages

I’ve been in the garden, gardening, planning to garden, and looking forward to gardening all my life.  Which is to say:  there are discernible phases to life, and the garden keeps reminding me. There

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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a simple rice cooker meal: polenta and black beans

For one: Put 1/4 cup polenta and 3/4 cup water in rice cooker. Drain a can of black beans. When the polenta is done, add half the beans to the cooker, put the other half in the fridge for something el

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)


Roanoke City Volunteer Tree Stewards

Do you want to do something “green” and fun? The Roanoke City Volunteer Tree Stewards are updating the Roanoke Valley Big Tree Register. Once the update is done the public announcement will bring atte

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)

Green Team Blog


By Joanne Dingus The theme for September is “Belonging.” Each service in September will take a look at what it means to belong in terms of our community, our faith, our earth. The Good News of Unitari

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Children's Religious Education EDITION: September 2014

The Road to Hell Is Paved By People with Good Intent…or White Ferguson Is Living Life As Usual (#Ferguson)

Unlike Plaidshoes, who has only been here in the St. Louis area for 20 yrs., I am a second generation native (both of my parents were born here, but none of my grandparents were). When Brown v. Board

10 hours ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)


Beloved Community

    Quote Source: Out of the Darkness, by Reverend Anne Barker Photo by Lorian Kennedy; Design by Melissa Hathaway Tagged: community, meaning making, summer serendipity

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The Grove (Site / Info)

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Urban critters

We see coyotes, raccoon, opossums and such in our part of Boston. I scouted out a few more today at Forest Hills Cemetery and the in-town Audubon nature center. In Lake Hibiscus in the middle of the g

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Harrumph! (Site / Info)

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There's a Rock in My Pocket { DIY - Make a Safe Rock for your Child}

Sometimes we need an anchor. Sometimes we need magic.  For months the anchor on our side of the world has been bonding with our new home or summer camp or a new pup. All good things. All great things

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The Family Pants - Blog (Site / Info)


American Intifada: Ferguson and the coming insurrection

At the beginning of the trouble in Ferguson, Missouri, a friend wrote on his Facebook page, “What is going on in Ferguson?” To which I replied, “An American intifada.” To be sure, it is not a perfect

15 hours ago

Held In The Light (Site / Info)

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Boise School District election gets strange

"admin" over at the unattributed "Best Education News" is making a curious statement about education. The lede is readable enough, one of the candidates has publicly complained about procedures. The h

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)