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What If You Couldn’t Turn It All Off?

There is so much media out there now. So much to consume. What if you couldn’t turn it all off. I was reading Andrew Sullivan’s excellent piece about technology almost killing him again. And it made m

3 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Maybe it is because I am older. I’m finally at a point where I am comfortable with my demons. Not overly so; we aren’t snuggling on the couch watching Sherlock. I no longer pretend they are else where

4 hours ago

Christine Slocum . Net (Site / Info)

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Ryokan, high in the tree, plucked the bright persimmons tasting them to test their ripeness. But then he ate them all himself, forgetting the small boy who waited on the ground. I bought my persimmons

5 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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What’s At Stake for Women (Part 2)

A recent self-care Monday, during which I had all my moles and skin tags and dark spots checked out and this year’s flu shot injected, led to another preventive discovery. In the clinic waiting room,

8 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (Site / Info)

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We need you in Standing Rock

I’m writing to you, as I head south in a carpool from Bismarck, North Dakota toward Standing Rock. We are driving to Sacred Ground Camp, where we’ve been told police are again arresting water protecto

8 hours ago

Our Stories - Standing on the Side of Love (Site / Info)

Catalog Reloaded

More than a dozen new items have been added to the Autumn Auction catalog! If you haven’t looked, this is the time. If you have looked you’ll want to revisit this massive selection of offerings. Get y

8 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)


Sunday Services (November 2016)

Services for November 2016 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula theme: Days of Our Lifetime Services include sermons preached by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard unless otherwise noted.

9 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Dear Karma, I Have a List of People You Missed

Back in 2014 I wrote this for the Huffington Post. I thought it might be worth reposting here. Karma is one of those words that have launched into our English language with a vengeance. Mostly people

10 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Why We Need to Talk About Colorism

By Maya Fernandez I have always believed I’m Black. Both of my parents are Black, the majority of my immediate family identifies as Black, so essentially, I am black. While race was a continuous topic

10 hours ago

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

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Speaking of the Supreme Court

This piece from back in April, the dawn of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's malfeasance, popped up in my Facebook feed today: Gregory L. Diskant's professional opinion that Obama can appoint Merrick

11 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Autumn colours and skies over Grantchester and Haslingfield

I rode out to Haslingfield today to visit a member of the congregation for a lovely lunch and conversation and decided to make my way there on the Pashley Guv'nor going by way of various lanes and tra

12 hours ago

CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Clan Mother Fights Back With Spiritual Fast

[Today journalist and Canadian correspondent Dodie Graham McKay shares an interview with a Alma Kakikepinace, a woman who was protesting living conditions on Sagkeeng First Nation.  If you enjoy artic

12 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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most real experts agree...

This morning the nation's report card indicated some minor growth at certain grade levels (4th and 8th) in understanding science, but most experts in the sciences agree that standardized testing is a

13 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Buzz Coil: Sept.-Oct. 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). There was no Bu

14 hours ago

Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

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One Could Say Today is the Day the Devil Took Over Christianity

The good folk at Wikipedia set today in 312 in the evening ahead of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge as the moment when Constantine, later called the Great, purported to have a vision of a cross in th

14 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Con Colita, hablando de fotografía, comunicación, cultura y sociedad

  Ayer me lo pasé fenomenal entrevistando a Colita en público, en el marco de la muestra Fotogènic, porque la entrevista se convirtió en una conversación amable y distendida, humorística y llena de an

15 hours ago

GABRIEL JARABA blog (Site / Info)

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The reckoning

In the reality-based community, Hillary Clinton appears to be a lock to win the race. She's got a more than 4-to-1 advantage in fundraising, FiveThirtyEight's analysis of polling gives her an 85% chan

15 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

VIDEO: The Irrationally Beautiful Place, by Zollie Davis-Huntley

One assignment our Summer Seminary (#UUSumSem) program students receive is writing a 3-5 minute homily based on a prompt. On Saturday night they presented their homilies to each other, and then voted

16 hours ago

Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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“None of Us Are Getting Out of This Alive”: How & Why to Have End-of-Life Conversations

Part of what it means to be human is to be aware of our mortality: to wrestle with the  existential reality of “being alive and having to die.” As the saying goes, “Ultimately, none of us are getting

16 hours ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)


STLT#24, Far Rolling Voices

Far rolling voices of the sea chant loud upon the shore. They tell the ancient mystery of God forever more. Newborn, the sun in glory rides across the heav’nly fields. The starry host in silence bides

17 hours ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn