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Quote of the Day: What Will Be Lost?

“As a middle-aged woman who has had some luck as a writer, I’d like this profession of author to remain a possibility for young writers in the future — and not become an arena solely for the hobbyist

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Author Laura Lee (Site / Info)

Writing Literature Publishing


 A Sermon James Ishmael Ford 14 September 2014 First Unitarian Church Providence, Rhode Island This summer has been filled with so much, some of i

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Making T-squares... "what do I do next?"

Prepared stock  Last Thursday I guided my students, 5th through 11th grades in making "T" squares, they each came up to me, one at a time, asking "what do I do next?" Making T-squares was their idea a

6 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Why Are We Here?

Opening Words (here) Sermon notes: The words church and God in the reading may have made some of you uncomfortable. Remember what I said the other week? Listen to your discomfort. It can be a good thi

6 hours ago

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

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Interview With Kristoffer Hughes

Kristoffer Hughes is a native Welsh speaker, the Head of the Anglesey Druid Order, an author, an actor, an Anatomical Pathology Technologist who works in a morgue, and a Drag Queen (from the ankle dow

7 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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14 September 2014 Sermon Podcast

“Turning and Returning” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)

The U.N. Invites a Pagan Youth Delegate to International Peace Day

On Sunday Sept. 21, the United Nations and others around the world will be honoring the International Day of Peace, a 32-year-old yearly tribute, recognition and call for peace worldwide. Just as last

11 hours ago

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

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Going back to school raises the question “What is schooling for?”

It’s been quite a week in Disneyland. The kids are now back in school, for better of for worse. Some reluctant students have griped about returning to the classroom, stating in no uncertain terms that

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Principle 4 Seeking Truth

Sermon: Home When It Is Hard To Find

This updated sermon was preached at the UU Fellowship in Huntington on 9/14/14 and explores the intersection of violence and gender. It reflects on cases of Domestic Violence (Rice and NFL), sexual as

12 hours ago

RevWho (Site / Info)

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Bombs Bursting in Air—An Anthem is Born

After enduring 26 hours of relentless bombardment, the garrison of Fort McHenry Assembled for the rising of a huge flag, meant to signal the distant city of Baltimore that they had survived the Britis

13 hours ago

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

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That September Morn... Published in Sunday Eunice News on September 14, 2014

Alan Jackson's song, “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning on that September Morn?” came to mind this week as we approached the anniversary of September 11, 2001. Life was idyllic for me as a

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About Our Inherent Worth (Site / Info)

faith hope Love peace Iraq 9/11 America teaching band Alan Jackson Army Reserve Choir Iran Nine-Eleven rural terrorist attacks Where were you on that September Morn

Motivations Toward Ministry: Exercise #1

Ministers often talk about their "call", the time that they became conscious of the deep motivations which led them to the ministry. You have to recognize that the phrase, "the call" is theologically

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

September 14 – The Garden: Coexist

So often, when we think of the creatures of the earth, we consider ourselves apart from all the rest.  There are humans, and then there are all the rest of the non-human animals in The Garden (whom we

17 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Protesters link arms as they face down a hostile situation, but there’s something to be said for linking arms in joy and friendship, meeting the day with a front that is united in its dedication to ha

18 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Blue Jay’s 10 Blasts Record

Ernie Whitt launches one of his homers in the famous slug fest. Except for the general excitement of a Division race, the game at Toronto’s old Exhibition Stadium on warm afternoon of September 14, 19

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

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Considering NaNoWriMo 2014

For the past eight years, I have taken the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge. Each November I have written at least fifty thousand words in some work-- not always fiction, per se, but

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

The Heart Sutra (A Paraphrase)

When the heart of compassion walked through the gate of wisdom, she looked into the body of the world and each of us, seeing each of us and the world itself is boundless. And with this all suffering v

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


making boxes... it is that time of the year...

This time of year, I usually receive an order from Appalachian Spring Gallery that sets my box making in motion. It came yesterday. I also have a large corporate gifts order due in late November, so I

1 day ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

14 September 2014 Worship and Religious Education

Please join us on Sunday (14 September 2014) for our 11:00 AM Worship Service — “Turning and Returning:  A Homecoming Celebration.” Rev. Barbara Jarrell is in the pulpit this morning.  The All Souls C

1 day ago

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)

Landrum Prison Files 2

When I step out into the prison yard for the first time, I'm overwhelmed.  It's a large open space, and it's a bright and sunny August day, and this is free time.  That means hundreds of men in prison

1 day ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)