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kerfed lining and clamps.

kerfed lining This has been teacher appreciation week at the Clear Spring School and so there have been special treats provided during the week, and the week culminates with a luncheon this afternoon.

1 hour ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Ready to Install

Today is the day!  Our solar panel installation begins. It somehow seems fitting that it begins on a new moon day. A few days ago, the solar panels were delivered to our back yard. Then Central Maine

2 hours ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

Earth Awake to Earth #searchforgreenerhousing Spiritual Journey Solar Energy Carbon Footprint

A Retelling of Snow White

This is a retelling of Snow White that I used recently in an intergenerational service. This is a story about how we see ourselves, and what happens when we don’t like what we see.

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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A Mighty Stream

Presumably the biblical author knew as well as Dr. King did when he quoted the line, that a mighty stream rolling down not only quenches thirst and washes clean, it also causes massive disruption. A f

3 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


May 6–Belonging to the Family of Things

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting over and over announcing your place in the family of things.* W

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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The Most Dominating Pitching Performance in Baseball History

Wrigley Field bleacher fans kept track of all the strike outs. Just the other night in Pittsburgh Jake Arrieta threw his sixth winning game of the young season.   He has already notched a no-hitter.  

6 hours ago

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

Chicago Cubs Ferguson Jenkins Gregg Maddox Grover Cleveland Alexander Jake Arrieta Kerry Wood Kid K Mordecai Brown pitcher Sarah Woods strike out record Woods Foundation

Soul Tired

I said I was very soul tired this afternoon to my wife and it’s very accurate. I got some tough news on Monday and it’s still sinking in. Will be good to go out tomorrow and talk about religion with s

10 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Knowth and Dowth

Knowth and Dowth are beautiful and powerful places that connect us to our ancestors and to the Otherworld. They also remind us that while visiting the popular tourist sites is a great thing, there’s v

14 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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A Danish kind of day of bicycles, theology and music

This morning I took a spin out to Horningsea to get two new tyres for my Copenhagen-Pedersen at the excellent Ben Hayward Cycles. I went out along the main road from Cambridge but came back along the

15 hours ago

CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

Knud Ejler Løgstrup Argent Film Simulation Ben Hayward Cycles black and white photography Cambridge Carl Nielsen colour photos Copenhagen-Pedersen Dursley-Pedersen Horningsea iphoneography Lenka

Nuestra bendición en español (Our benediction in Spanish)

A member of my congregation has translated the benediction we say each Sunday into Spanish (the English version is at that link). He’s an excellent linguist, fluent in German and English as well as hi

17 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)


Of Witches and History: an afternoon with Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone

HIGHLAND MILLS, N.Y. –Throngs of people smiling under sunny skies after days of chilling rain, a festive maypole, live music, rows upon rows of vendors hawking their wares.  This was the scene that we

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Doreen Valiente Wicca Neopaganism Alex Sanders Gavin Bone Janet Farrar Lifting the Veil

Defying the Nazis: Discovering the Heroic Legacy of Martha and Waitstill Sharp

By Artemis Joukowsky,III It was 1976, and I was a freshman attending the Allen-Stevenson School in New York City. My history and social studies teacher, John Pariseau, assigned a class report on the s

18 hours ago

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

Religion History Biography and Memoir Artemis Joukowsky, III Defying the Nazis

Welcoming our new galactic overlord

The Republican Party has been barking at the bus and running after it for all these years, and now... they caught it! The day of reckoning, or at least one hell of a hangover must now be dealt with. T

21 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

A wonderful wedding!

It was a joy to marry Tony and Dani this past weekend at Wildridge Golf Course in Eau Claire! However shelter’d this port and however calm these waters, we must not anchor here, However welcome the ho

22 hours ago

mUUsing (Site / Info)

The Holiday of Rising Energy

presented at the Unitarian Church of Quincy, Illinois on May 1, 2016 Opening Words The opening words are from Camelot: It’s May! It’s May! The lusty month of May.  That lovely month when everyone goes

23 hours ago

Free and Responsible Search (Site / Info)

schooling in a nutshell

I am nearing the end of the school year, and the month of May is always packed with extra activities. My students are finishing their box guitars. Some are on the funky side. Some are very nice. The k

1 day ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

#Mindfulness and the View We Take of Things

One on Every Corner There’s a lot of talk about spiritual practice these days. “Mindfulness” is everywhere—I have three apps that claim to encourage mindfulness on my phone. In the marketplace of idea

1 day ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Behind Barbed Wire

Looking at this image of a massive wall topped in barbed wire, it is clear that it is designed to be as harsh and impregnable as possible. What you can’t tell is whether it is made to keep people in o

1 day ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


May 5–Belonging: The Web of Belonging

The elusive sense of belonging to something. When we have that sense we feel more relaxed, more confident, more capable, and more at ease with ourselves and those around us. Without that sense we can

1 day ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

UU 7th Principle Belonging

Hurray! It’s Cinco de Mayo!

A while back I saw a meme on Facebook promising that this year Cinco de Mayo would fall on Taco Tuesday. Mildly amusing. And wrong on a couple of levels. First, obviously, as Cinco de Mayo falls on a

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)