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A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste (Third Question for the UUA Presidential Candidates)

Susan. Alison. Jeanne. I’ll start this post with two quotes from Mary McLeod Bethune. (we’re good with me assuming you know who she is, right?) MMB said, “Studying goes deeper than mere reading. There

3 hours ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Little Celebrations #24: Liturgical Quotables

Some days we burst with life like buds swelling to meet the sun. Other days we feel cracked, empty, and brittle as old skeleton leaves blown along the ground. We gather in religious community: new and

3 hours ago

Dennis McCarty (Site / Info)

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Planting the Cherry Trees

Today was the perfect day to plant our cherry trees, May Day Eve.  I had figured out the locations, and marked them the day before.  Our friend Sylvia came to help with strength and muscles.  She dug

4 hours ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Plant Swap

Yesterday, Margy and I participated in the annual plant swap at the Resilience Hub.  We didn’t have plants to swap, but Margy gathered seaweed to bring, and I made some grain-free, sugar-free cherry b

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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“Help! Thanks! Wow!”, a multigenerational service

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Two bogeymen to scare the children—'relativism' and its cousin 'nihilsim'

A ghost train on Midsummer Common, Cambridge taken this afternoon Those of you who read this blog regularly will know that over the years I have spent a great deal of time and energy trying to underst

11 hours ago

CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Senior Appreciation Night 2017

Parents, businesses, and community leaders created Senior Appreciation Night (SAN) in 1984 as an alternative to dangerous graduation celebrations that were marked with drinking and driving in the moun

12 hours ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Finding Each Other on the Road to Emmaus

as preached at Memorial Church of Harvard University, April 30, 2017 It is good to be with you this morning. I want to begin with a simple note of gratitude for your hospitality and for Professor Walt

12 hours ago

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

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STLT#211, We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder

Later this morning, I am leading our congregation’s Teach In on White Supremacy, joining over 600 Unitarian Universalist congregations around the country in examining the larger cultural systems that

15 hours ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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COURAGE

Poet Anne Sexton describes courage as “a small coal / that you kept swallowing.” It’s a powerful metaphor. As early as 1550 B.C., ancient Egyptians used a certain kind of charcoal to treat poisons and

17 hours ago

Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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The Spirit Rests Where It Will. A Zen Priest Does a Little Scriptural Exegesis

I have a favorite trope that I cite from time to time. It goes “the spirit lists (or rests) where it will.” While I know it is biblical, I have to admit I’d forgotten the actual citation. So, I google

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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On Joy

joy (n) 1. the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation: She felt the joy of seeing her son's success. 2. a source or cause of

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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The Fine-Tuning Argument for God’s Existence, Part Two

“The Closet Atheist” has received several comments about her recent post on fine-tuning. The basic idea is that the laws of our universe might have been quite different from the way they actually are.

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Theists & Atheists: Communication & Common Ground (Site / Info)

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Tree Cutting at the Hall School

I know that the Hall School really needs a new building–the old one is falling apart.  So it was all approved by the city and the voters, and they are going to build it this summer.  That is a good th

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Willie Hits the Road

Willie Hugh Nelson was born on this day, the 29th of April, in 1933 in Abbot, Texas. Not long after both his parents left and he was raised by his grandparents. When he was six his grandfather taught

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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The Earth Challenge & the Spiritual Practice of Earth Breathing

(This post continue my reflection from yesterday on #ClimateMarch: Balancing People, Planet, & Profit.) In reflecting on climate change, I don’t want to exaggerate the costs of valuing the triple-bott

1 day ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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STLT#210, Wade in the Water

I’m feeling at a bit of a loss this morning. On one hand, this is an important code song from the Underground Railroad, a warning to follow the river and keep an eye out for the friendly folk.  As Wal

1 day ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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"How not to be a chucklehead"—felicitously doing things with words in the interstitial places of our culture

Reading J. L. Austin this morning in bed Perhaps like many of you I have increasingly been finding the words of our politicians (in the form of their promises and statements) to be, at best confusing

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Why I’m Not At the MidAmerica Region Annual Assembly

I love Chicago.  I have family there that I’m normally always looking for a way to be with. And I have friends that I don’t see nearly enough. So when I first saw that Regional Assembly was going to b

2 days ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Whitelash

The genteel become surreal When white supremacy is named Clash and slash It’s a real whitelash   Why can’t we white folks Understand Its not about us Our ideas our feelings     Listen learn Center on

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

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