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Portrait of Penny Pixler, Feminist and Wobbly

Note:   As described below this piece appears in the current issue of the Industrial Worker, the newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World, on which I labored happily many years ago.   It is mu

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

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Helen Keller

Only three women have been featured on United States currency other than special commemorative coins: Susan B. Anthony on the ill-designed dollar coin; Sacajawea on the better, current dollar coin; an

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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"A Person's A Person, No Matter How Small"

March 2nd marks the 111th anniversary of the birth of Theodor Seuss Geisel, the author better known as Dr. Seuss. Mr. Geisel is sometimes listed among "Famous UUs", but I've yet to see any proof that

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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March 2–The Ready Room: Right here, right now

I am an intense fan of the wild poetry of the 14th century Persian poet, known as “Hafiz.” I went searching and found someone’s notion of the “five greatest quotations of Hafiz.”  And, guess what?  Th

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Please Visit My New Site

Thank you for visiting! I have created a new site that houses everything you need in one place. It has a blog with my writing about dementia, mental illness, and body positivity. The site also has the

7 hours ago

Moving In With Dementia (Site / Info)

Please Visit My New Site

Thank you for visiting! I have created a new site that houses everything you need in one place. It has a blog with my writing about dementia, mental illness, and body positivity. The site also has the

7 hours ago

Bipolar Spirit (Site / Info)

Spiritually Speaking: What in the World Is Good?

Many good things are happening in our congregation! I want to extend my deep gratitude to the members of the ADORE (A Dialogue On Race and Ethnicity) Team for their creativity, passion, and vision tha

9 hours ago

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From Your Community Minister: An Invitation to participate in small group Spiritual Direction.

The term “spiritual direction” is a bit of a misnomer.  Spiritual Direction, at its best, is not really directive at all.  It is not about one person guiding another towards anything other than their

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Piedmont UU hosts Latino Immigration Forum on Tuesday, March 24

All of us are immigrants unless we are Native Americans. Our ancestors came to this country from across the globe, from many dozens of countries and all of the continents. Many came under extremely tr

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Why We Must Fight For Medcaid Expansion

North Carolina’s continued rejection of Medicaid Expansion perpetuates systemic racism 1 . Even as we may work passionately to rid our own souls of every vestige of racism or classism, our failure to

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Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church (Site / Info)

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Using our Anger @thebfuu March 1, 2015

What should we do with our anger? Shall we hold it inside? Until it explodes Scorching the earth with hate Fight like there’s no tomorrow Burn down every bridge that we see? What should we do with our

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Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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What I’m reading: March 1, 2015

I’ve not been blogging much lately, and I don’t have much zeal to do so. I’m a little sad that Leonard Nimoy died, but mixed with that hope that I too might live long and prosper. I could walk though

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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The Lore vs. UPG – A False Dichotomy

Privileging lore and dismissing experience is the direct result of living in a Protestant-dominated culture. A religion with real Gods is messy, unpredictable, and scary. Even though I’m fond of order

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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HEAVEN & HELL: A Love Story

HEAVEN AND HELL A Love Story 1 March 2015 James Ishmael Ford First Unitarian Church Providence, Rhode Island Text One day while walking quietly together, out of the silence the Buddha’s attendant Anan

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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an odd position...

I find myself in an odd position that I suspect will sort itself out in time.  We began using the 3-D printer in school because I wanted students to begin to understand the process of designing work.

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Thank you, Governor

The new Sunday paper on the driveway provided a nagging reminder that last Sunday's was still in the "vacation pack" pile on the table, part of the "catching up process" that will doubtless wane to a

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Theme Questions for March – Compassionate Creativity

Questions for Consideration … Choose 1, live it for the month, & see what happens.   Question 1: What is one creative avenue that you have always wanted to explore? Book yourself an artist date each w

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The Grove (Site / Info)

GROW theme questions

Autobiography of a Yogi

As I write this month, I’m coming to the end of my annual reading retreat and seminary reunion. Each year in February, we gather to discuss a common read, share our favorite reading from the past year

20 hours ago

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Interfaith Connections

March happens to be a month full of holidays on the Hindu religious lunar calendar. This year, the celebration of Holi (a celebration of good over evil) begins sundown on March 5 th and is celebrated

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And then, Winter

It seems like yesterday that I was writing an article and discussing fall, and then, winter. We seem to be at the cusp of spring, and a few short months until the end of the church year. I want to tha

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