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Love Your Body!

My beautiful friend LeGrande Green did this interview with me recently.  I am so honored to be part of his new endeavor “BOLD.”  We had a great conversation about what it means to “Love Your Body!”  I

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spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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Storing Up Sunshine and Colors and Memories...

Leo Lionni wrote oodles of illustrated classics, and a favorite for many is Frederick, the story of a mouse who rather than store food for the long winter, instead lingered lazily in a meadow, storing

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

From Little to Big America, the Beautiful

Sermon offered on November 23, 2014After President Obama's Executive Order on Immigration and before the Grand Jury decision in FergusonIn Fort Collins, Colorado, a few days before Thanksgiving (Pleas

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Discerning a Call  - Another Possibility (Site / Info)



When I first heard that the Grand Jury had decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, I had some anger. Today I've been looking up what I

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)



The errands and chores took up most of the day, and everything took more time than usual due to the traffic which got increasingly worse as the day went on, as the winter storm warnings for Wednesday

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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We Need to Talk About Lynching

In the 1920s and the 1930s the NAACP used to hang a flag outside the window of its offices in Manhattan with the words “A Man Was Lynched” yesterday. The narrative often told in histories of the civil

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


A (mostly) black and white couple of days in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden

One of my favourite books of the last ten years has been Robert Pogue Harrison's Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition (University of Chicago Press, 2008). As the publisher's blurb makes clear: "Hu

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Birthdays (December 2014)

Many Happy Returns to our UUFP members and friends who will be celebrating their birthdays in December!  They are: Jacy Brooks Lauren Furey David Walsh Katie Hardwick Daneene Kelley Donna Sprock Cheri

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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“the war against dehumanization is ceaseless”

“They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace. They acted shamefully, they committed abomination; yet they were not ashamed, they did not know ho

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Darren Wilson saw a "Demon"

Essential to the worldview of conservatism and racism is the reduction of "the other" to a malevolent, almost superhuman, force. Re-humanization is re-claiming the humanness of conservatism's victims.

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

A Feast for Father Huntington

The Episcopal church honors the Reverend James Otis Sargent Huntington with a feast on this day. The good father was the founder of the Order of the Holy Cross, an independent Anglican monastic order

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


In the Heat of the Night

Less than 12 hours after it came down, many have already responded to the Grand Jury decision about officer Wilson's killing of Michael Brown.  I have not, and there is a reason. Long ago, before I wa

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Aside From The Obvious (Site / Info)


I am overwhelmed with sadness as yet another young black man's life is snuffed out and the killer excused by a system determined to maintain a status quo of injustice. After the first few sentences of

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Black Lives Matter – Need National Response

The Grand Jury decision is just the beginning and not the end of the response to the shooting of Michael Brown.  In the greater scheme of things, the decision may actually stop future violence.  The d

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Rev. Sam Trumbore (Site / Info)

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Deconstructing the "All Lives Matter" Response (by Rev Cynthia Landrum)

Monday night I posted on Facebook "#blacklivesmatter."  No sooner did I post this, than someone commented, "All lives matter."  And it was no surprise.  No sooner did the slogan "Black Lives Matter" s

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Black Lives Matter

Black lives matter. In August, police in Ferguson, Missouri gunned down Michael Brown, an unarmed African American man.  Last night the officer who killed him was held blameless.  This happens all the

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The Song and the Sigh (Site / Info)

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The influence of theology

“‘I don’t think you ought to read so much theology,’ said Lord Peter. ‘It has a brutalizing influence.'” — Dorothy Sayers, in Whose Body?.

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Praying for Ferguson, for justice, for every single one of us, and all of us. #BlackLivesMatter

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)


I would normally post this on the Lively Tradition, where I've been doing most of my blogging as of late, but posts there get reviewed first by Tom Shade.  Tom was down in Missouri this week, but was

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Rev. Cyn (Site / Info)


No Dinner Plans

The following is a statement that was made for the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Larger Fellowship upon the news of the “No Indictment” decision from the Grand Jury examining the case against D

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spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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