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Column: Pilgrimage’s Progress

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

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By Howard Axelrod A sign pointing to Devil's Fiddle and Outer Limits, some of the steepest trails at Killington This essay appeared originally on the Powell's Books Blog. As a teenager, I didn't pay m

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

Biography and Memoir Environment and Conservation Howard Axelrod The Point of Vanishing

Balance Is Bullsh*t

  Fairly early on in our marriage, my husband and I made the mutual decision – the merits of which I am not looking to hash out in this article – that one of us would stay home with our children while

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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The Pulse of Autumn

Autumn beats like a pulse through the years, but the blood is always moving and the heart always remains. We feel the contraction in the land around us, the breathing in, the tension of something draw

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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By The Numbers: but are we growing?

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

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Wonder Hinders

Wonder is the kind of thing that visits you – or that you actively seek out – when there’s not a lot else going on. The barriers to wonder include distress – hunger, pain, illness, bereavement – and s

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Wonder of Wonders

Each year at this time...

It is a rainy morning in Arkansas, with fall weather having brought an end to late summer drought. Each year at this time, I get an order from Appalachian Spring Galleries in Washington, DC and have t

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Like the Iris of an Eye

“…Love should grow up like a wild iris, but doesn’t, it comes from the midst of everything else, sees like the iris of an eye, when the light is right, feels in blindness and when there is nothing els

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


October 9–Loss: Light a Candle

In Unitarian Universalism, it is common to hear people say that they are going to “light a candle” for someone, or some event, or some issue that concerns them.  Our central symbol in worship services

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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The Contrarian—The Banishment of Roger Williams

On October 9, 1635 the General Court of Massachusetts ordered Roger Williams, who they considered an obnoxious religious and political crank, into exile from the colony.   Specifically the 32 year old

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

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The Point of Wonder

Certainly there are such things as definite settled answers – perhaps no permanently settled answers, but at least answers that are definite and our best so far. There are times in life when such answ

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Wonder of Wonders

October 2, 2015 – Adirondacks Day 1

After a couple of days in Boston and fortunately missing the hurricane that was a possibility for the coast, it was off to greater New England. First day was in the […]

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high hopes gardens (Site / Info)

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Oct. 11 Service: Spiritual connections and class

Class, like race, is a powerful construction of our mind that shapes our social world and blocks our ability to “love our neighbor as our self.”  What class identify do you carry with you into the wor

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Support for Issues in MD & a Congregation in Kenya

What issues coming up in the MD legislature are important to you? The UU Legislative Ministry of Maryland (UULM-MD) wants to know. Information below is from Dr. Alexa Fraser, who will speak on Death w

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Uncategorized UULM-MD Dr. Alexa Fraser Kenya Nanyuki

Letting Go: A Call to Action against Gun Violence

As I lay awake at 3:30am last Friday morning grasping that I am now the closest Unitarian Universalist minister to the headquarters of the National Rifle Association, I realized I would need to revise

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

Lost words, lost places

There was a tall building on my route to work that was imploded last Saturday. It was a former hospital whose operations pre-dated my time in Buffalo. Now open sky and a pile of rubble greet my on my

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Mr. or Mrs. Speaker!

Saw the news on Facebook (via Twitter) before ConservativeHQ got updated, but it'll be the lead story soon enough: never mind the letter and rumors and the weird caloric metaphor of the grassroots bei

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Adding Spice to the Slog: Humanities in Medical Training

By Danielle Ofri Photo credit: Luis de Bethencourt This essay appeared originally in PLOS Medicine. For years I dragged around poems in the pockets of my white coat, pressing them into the hands of un

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Countdown to the Parliament of the World Religions 2015

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

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Readings and Blessings for Yom Kippur

Wild Geese, by Mary Oliver "Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine..." You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, re

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The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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