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True religion is where the rubber hits the road

Peter Morales wrote in the Fall, 2014 issue of UU World, " Religion, I have long believed, is much more about what we love than about what we think. The central religious task is to change hearts, not

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

values application

The Spiritual Life

One day while walking quietly together, out of the silence the Buddha’s attendant Ananda declared, “Teacher, to have companions and comrades on the great way is so amazing! I have come to realize that

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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In Full Bloom

That magic moment when the cherry trees are in full bloom is notoriously brief. Of course, cherry trees don’t mind. The moment of flowering is only an invitation to the bees to set in motion the much

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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The USS Princeton—The SNAFU that Nearly Wiped out an Administrtion

The USS Princeton --the most advance warship in the world in 1843, The USS Princeton was supposed to be the future of the United States Navy.   Fairly bursting with new technology it was likely the mo

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

Captain Robert F. Stockton explosion John Ericsson John Tyler screw propeller. Peacemaker cannon U.S. Navy USS Princeton

Yolo Bypass Wildlife Refuge

This afternoon, I spent about three hours at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Refuge, some 25 saure miles of managed habitat for waterfowl just east of Davis, Calif. Above: Yolo Bypass Refuge, near parking lo

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips

February 28–The Ready Room: This Was Just a Drill

This was just a drill… I don’t fully know why, but for most of my life I have been somewhat obsessed with safety and exit strategies in case of an emergency. I am the one who will seek out and … Conti

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Breakfast and Transformation

Behold - a farm fresh egg, gently fried, served over cheese grits, with a big dot of chipotle Cholula. Whenever I can, this is what I make for breakfast. Isn't it lovely? Of course, lovely doesn't get

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

food change congregations

UU Lent - Kindness

Random Act of Kindness Week was Feb 9-15 2015. World Kindness Day is Nov 13 2015.

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My Buddhagan Chronicles (Site / Info)

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Noticing the Passing of the Espresso Priest

In the wake of noted actor Leonard Nimoy’s death, people may have missed that the Reverend Canon Malcolm Boyd has also died. An Episcopal priest, he first gained public attention in the nineteen sixti

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Where Do You Live?

I just received by UU World today.  Not surprisingly it is about racial justice.  It got me to thinking about where do most UU's live.  To me, one strong way of bringing about racial justice is to liv

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Everyday Unitarian (Site / Info)

Honoring memories of Selma, and other UUs in the media

More coverage of UU connections to the historic march in Selma, Ala. Former executive editor of The New York Times Howell Raines reflects on the powerful experience he had in 1965 when he was given th

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

UUs in the Media

A little about Agent Carter and Homeland

I have a bad cold, so if this post is stupider, or smarter, than usual, that may be why. It's like drunk blogging with chest-wracking coughs. If you're afraid of spoilers, don't be. I'm not giving awa

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Writing Agent Carter Homeland propaganda

Our whole complicated lives, new humanism, Malcolm X, and more

Our whole complicated lives The Rev. Gretchen Haley writes about “how loving works.” Some people are really super duper consistent in the type (and biological sex) of the person they fall in love with

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

Interdependent Web

Meeting Report February 2015

Conversations: MJ and WA scheduled a meet-up at the UUMA Institute at Asilomar.  It was a small group and a good conversation.  One person talked with WA about potentially applying, and 4-5 people in

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UUA Presidential Search Committee (Site / Info)

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Meeting Report January 2015

Blog Report January 2015 Methods of meeting: We need different ways of meeting according to the needs of the meeting. We will make a decision month by month – the default will be meeting via conferenc

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UUA Presidential Search Committee (Site / Info)

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Love Took My Hand

George Herbert, Anglican priest, and Metaphysical poet, died on the first of March in 1633. He was only thirty-nine. Today the Anglican church honors him with a feast. He deserves it. I’ve been told t

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Ãœber und unter

The lastest episode in Uber's inroad to Boise is that it is suspending its service, having failed to reach an agreement with the city council about how it should be allowed to ignore some or all of th

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

House of Cards & My Holy Envy of Sesame Street

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

Spiritual Vitality

Announcements (March 2015)

PORT Homeless Shelter  UUFP will work at the PORT Homeless Shelter Friday evening, March 6, through Saturday morning, March 7. Volunteers needed for every shift. See Bobbie or Henry Sunday mornings be

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

2015 EDITION: March 2014

Citizenfour ***1/2

The Patriot Act was without one of the most unpatriotic and unconstitutional laws in American history. The Bill of Rights, especially the the First and Fourth Amendments do not allow the insane and wo

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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