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The Closest I'll Ever Get

The Rev. David Weissbard was  chosen by his colleagues to speak for the ministers who marked their 50 year ordination anniversary. This was at the 25/50 UUMA service on Wednesday morning at Ministry D

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Evanston, Wyo., to Big Springs, Neb.

About an hour from Evanston, I got off the interstate and headed north on state route 372. I drove over a rolling sagebrush-covered landscape; here and there along the road I could see the usual sight

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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If My Dog Were In Charge...

If my dog were in charge (and she just might be)... Anything that smelled good to her would be hers. None of this waiting for someone to drop it. Speaking of smells, humans would have more appreciatio

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Nelson Eddy Steps onto the Stage

Today Nelson Eddy would have been one hundred and fourteen! Another child of Providence, Rhode Island, Nelson Eddy rose from poverty to become an acclaimed actor. More important within that, he was a

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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RE NEWS by Joanne Dingus

RE News By Joanne Dingus I recently went to my son’s college orientation at CNU. And I noticed some things there that I think I can bring back to the children’s RE program. First, it was very welcomin

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

2015 EDITION: July 2015

We Never Talked About It Again

Me -- a long time ago I remembered the moment clearly for years.  It was back in the day, which for me was 1969 or 1970; I was a student in college, the George Washington University in Washington DC.

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Winnemuca, Nev., to Evanston, Wyo.

This morning, I had a hard time getting on the road; a week’s worth of twelve-hour days running Ecojustice Camp finally caught up with me. I was a little bleary when I started driving. Yesterday in a

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips

I Can't Adult! Sermon 6/28/15

Given at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston on June 28, 2015 Working from a place of playfulness, we had sermon bingo cards with fabulous prizes, choose your own adventure hymns, a time

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Inherent Worth & Dignity and (Possibly) Defending Clarence Thomas (reblogged)

While at the national (with some international flavors, as well) gathering of Unitarian Universalists that just concluded in Portland, Oregon, public theologian Rev. Tom Schade was generous enough to

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Epictetus, from The Handbook chapter 38

38. Just as when you walk you watch out for twisting an ankle or stepping on a nail, just so watch out for twisting your mind. Do this for every thing you do and you should be OK. Tagged: #Stoicism

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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...Or Perish Together as Fools

preached at the First Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist, June 28, 2015 I have both the great fortune and the great misfortune of being in First Parish’s pulpit this morning. I have the great

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

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A Ritual to Read to Each Other: being some thoughts about apples and elephants and remaining a distinctive Unitarian and Free Christian place of worship.

A picture showing many of the important religious symbols I mention in the address  The picture on the right shows the candle on our communion table, a light shining in the darkness, which we kindle a

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Lessons from The Little Prince

Once upon a time there was a famous writer named Antoine de Saint-Exupery whose country was being devoured by war and he fled to America, and there he felt helpless and lonely. Besides this, he was st

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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San Mateo, Calif., to Winnemuca, Nev.

As usual on one of these cross-country trips, I got a late start on the first day. Carol was going off to Lake Tahoe with her friend Elaine, and I sat and talked with Elaine while Carol finished getti

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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What I Missed Yesterday

If you read yesterday’s blog post, you might think I am too much of a pessimist, that I can’t celebrate victories without bringing everyone down.  I guess that is what I did; I have been[...]

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Inherent Worth and Clarence Thomas by Karen Johnson

Karen G. Johnston is a Candidate for the Unitarian Universalist Ministry.  She lives in Western Massachusetts. So, I think this may bring the reign of plagues down upon me, by both a progressive, just

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Birthdays (July 2015)

Many Happy Returns to our UUFP members and friends who will be celebrating their birthdays in July!  They are: Henry Chambers Carey Hall Robert Higinbotham (Marcy’s son) Jesse Robertson Ada Van Tine B

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

2015 EDITION: July 2015 Birthdays

Epictetus, from The Handbook

48. The average person never looks at himself as the source of his help or harm but rather blames everything else. The philosopher, however, looks to herself as the source of help and of harm. A perso

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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Many Thanks: A Small Meditation on the Village that Made Hellen Keller

Helen Keller was born on this day in 1880. She is justly recalled as a singular figure. And, of course, in truth however unique we might be, in a deep and true way, it takes a village. None of us, eve

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Cry Me a River

It has been a day for tears For weeping A day unimagined For most of my life Has actually come And I am reminded That hope can surprise us That from hard work and pain Beauty can arise And love someti

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

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