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Black Wolf, Wis., to Jackson, Minn.

Yesterday, Carol and I had picked several clusters of Staghorn Sumac fruit. We soaked them overnight in water, and this morning we had sumac tea to drink. The tea was tart but not as flavorful as some

8 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips 2016 road trip

Beltane and Flower Communion

Beltane and Flower Communion May 1. We celebrate May Day. We celebrate the pagan holiday of Beltane. Beltane is the anglicised name for the Gaelic May Day festival, midway between the vernal equinox a

15 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Flower Communion Beltane

Some Fenland Photos

This morning I decided to take the Copenhagen-Pedersen over to Aldreth and take in a little of what might be called Hereward the Wake country. Here, for your enjoyment, are a few photos from the ride.

16 hours ago

CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Guelaguetza

We went to the Guelaguetza last night! The festival actually lasts officially for a week and unofficially for several weeks beforehand, since Mexico doesn’t hold a week-long party when a month-long pa

19 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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The Day the Holy Spirit Came to the Unitarian Universalists

I’ve told this story a couple of times. And, it has come to have a bit of a life of its own. I’ve run across it reprinted mostly citing my authorship here and there over the years. This week I’m at th

21 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Margret’s Musings – August 2016

Rev. Margret A. O’Neall, Minister Things are not getting worse, they are getting uncovered. We must hold each other tight & continue to pull back the veil. (words posted by blogger Adrienne Mare Brown

22 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

Circles - Highlights Margret's Musings

Black Wolf, Wis.

I spent an hour in the afternoon on a dock poking out into the muddy waters of Lake Winnebago. I was mostly looking at birds, but I also watched the airplanes flying by. The Experimental Aircraft Asso

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips 2016 road trip Odonata

Mimi Hubert

I served First Unitarian of Saint Louis for five very good years.  Sadly, as I was getting ready to leave one member of my congregation was going through her last days.  It grieved me not only to hear

1 day ago

Rev. Thomas Perchlik’s Weblog (Site / Info)

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john a powell on the Human Journey

At one of the workshops at the Unitarian Universalist Russell Lockwood Leadership School, the Reverend Jan Christian cited something from an interview with john a powell (he prefers to use the lower c

2 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Can People of Color Truly Be Safe in UU Congregations?

Situation #1 There was a memorial service for someone I knew at a UU congregation last Sunday. I knew the officiant for the service, and had emailed them earlier to let them know I was going to be at

2 days ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Hudson, Ohio, to Black Wolf, Wis.

Yesterday, we drove from Hudson, Ohio, to Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin. The drive was long and remarkable only because of a huge traffic jam that we were able to avoid by using an online map service, and

2 days ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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the meaning of life, and death – a sermon offered july 24, 2016

Reading: On Living, by Nazim Hikmet  Sermon: “The Meaning of Life, and Death”  My children, at 8 and 10, are old enough now that they realize when I am listening to the news on the car radio. More imp

2 days ago

Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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Marcus Aurelius, from Exhortations to Himself

Bk. III. 4. Do not waste the time you have left in life thinking about what others are thinking when you could be thinking about something useful. You are losing the chance to think about something be

2 days ago

meditations, translations (Site / Info)

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Turning Loneliness Around

Several years ago, writer Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker shared the story of his four-year-old daughter’s imaginary friend. A very concerning story, because this was no usual childhood playmate who sha

2 days ago

Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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The freedom to be tomorrow what we are not today—becoming Free Spirits and Archeologists of Morning—A paper given to the "Sea of Faith" Annual Conference, July 2016

SoF Panel—click here for details Before I begin I’d like to add just one caveat saying that this piece is, to borrow some words of Herbert Fingarette, an outcome rather than a realised objective and t

3 days ago

CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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These people aren’t rich, but they make a decent celery

Last Friday night, our happy cut-ups made dinner for forty-eight folks with plenty of time to visit with them. All because of our Share the Basket program! Your gifts of money make this possible!

3 days ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Jah! Rastafari! A Song of Redemption

As anyone vaguely familiar with this blog is aware of, I am fascinated with religions. Love most all of ’em. And I particularly adore the minority faiths. Well, many of them. So, here we go. Another m

3 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Erie, Penna., to Hudson, Ohio

Front page headline on this morning’s Cleveland Plain Dealer: TRUMP TIME NOMINEE VOWS, ‘I WILL WIN FOR YOU’ Speech caps mixed week for GOP, but Cleveland gets high marks I have an uncle who lives in H

4 days ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips

A moment with St. Margaret of Antioch

I know today is the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, equal-to-the-apostles, but you’ll forgive me if Iook back two days to St. Margaret of Antioch, a fourth century virgin-martyr who is reputed to have be

4 days ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

Saints

A Path to Simplicity

The Gift to be Simple, part 3 The Greeks had a concept of paideia . They meant that life at its best was a continuous self-transformation of our person; that this lifelong project of transformation wa

4 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Gift to be Simple