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10 Great Literary Imposters

In honor of the release of the novel “Identity Theft,” which tells the story of a young employee who plays the role of his rock star boss in order to seduce a fan, I have compiled a list of some of th

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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A Hot Cup

Unlike other spiritual practices, you don’t have to work to be vulnerable.    You can cultivate gratitude or compassion.   You can develop your understanding of forgiveness or humility.   Vulnerabilit

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Piedmont Preacher (Site / Info)

Essential writing advice in song: Tripod's "King Kong"

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)


Guest Post: Conversations with Sonia Bible about the Witch of Kings Cross (Part II)

[Once again we feature guest journalist Zora Burden and resume the conversation with filmmaker Sonia Bible, who is currently making a film about Rosaleen Norton or the Witch of Kings Cross. Burden is

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

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Finland moves forward.

Chairs grown in chair farm. While the US public school education languishes in the middle of the pack, Finland, the usual front runner is taking major steps in education reform. Instead of teaching is

7 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Elhanan Winchester commemorated

Universalist minister Elhanan Winchester died this day in 1797. Though less well known than “the father of Universalism” John Murray, Winchester deserves a place in our consciousness because he risked

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Glowing Like an Orange

All plants are solar energy systems, storing the sun’s energy to power themselves—and the beings who eat them. It’s just that some plants taste more like sunlight than others. What helps you to feel l

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


National Poetry Month—Brian Gilmore, Lawyer Poet

Brian Gilmore The interesting and accomplished poet and Lawyer Brian Gilmore was introduced to me by Jeff Epton who was featured   earlier this month on the recommendation of a reader—keep those cards

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

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"Let's see- what flavors do we got? Cinnamon apple...French vanilla...pumpkin pie. Oh, we got to do that!" Another night of thunderstorms and tonight we've lost electricity. The guys are enjoying the

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

actively engaged.

The first element I'm considering for a Beaufort like scale of educational effectiveness has to do with engagement. We know that students or teachers passively engaged in schooling, are like a sailing

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Simcox Child-Molestation Case Underscores How Court System Can Be Manipulated by Extremists

Chris Simcox during an earlier hearing in his child-molestation trial Nobody in the suburban Phoenix neighborhood knew who Chris Simcox was, at least not by the Minuteman movement persona he had culti

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Orcinus (Site / Info)

REMINDER. Dining Out For Life is Tuesday

I hope you are planning to join us at Tin Angel for dinner Tuesday night.  Remember reservations are required.  Please call the restaurant at 615-298-3444.  If you have any questions please send an em

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Get your calendar out!

The next Goddess Group will meet on May 3rd. The Greek Muses This is an open discussion circle for both men & women.  Goddesses are chosen from various world religions as a starting place for group di

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Dana McLean Greeley Award

I just learned that I've won the 2015 Dana McLean Greeley Award for my sermon "This Land is Your Land?"

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Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)


Media Roundup: Harvard grads start homeless shelter in UU church

Congregation more than willing to provide space for shelter Recent graduates from Harvard University are working with First Parish UU in Cambridge, Mass., to create an overnight homeless shelter for y

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uuworld.org : UUs in the Media (Site / Info)

UUs in the Media

Why an 80s Pop Star?

The novel Identity Theft is the story of a woman who is infatuated with an 80s pop star who goes by the stage name Blast. She believes her favorite celebrity is corresponding with her in e-mail and on

23 hours ago

The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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Words and deeds, real stories, creative congregations, and more

Words and deeds The Rev. Tom Schade writes that, when social movements become more powerful, congregations are likely to push back against ministerial activism. The minister needs to be keep turning t

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uuworld.org : The Interdependent Web (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web

Learning and Affirmation, When UUs of Color Convene

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Call And Response (Site / Info)

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Picture the new baby in your family

If you're a Facebook user, I'm guessing chances are very good that you are not tired of seeing pictures of your friends and family, and especially not tired of seeing the excited brand-new baby pictur

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Return to Selma

At first, I thought I would go to Selma for the 50th Anniversary because I wanted to be a part of something. I have been there 3 times before, all while traveling through Alabama for service trips wit

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A Jersey Girl in Kentucky (Site / Info)