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No Need For Disappointment

The bakery counter called this a cream puff. Homesick for the Wisconsin State Fair, I had to give it a try. We cut it in half to share and... Not a cream puff. Eclair. But who complains about an eclai

9 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Vacation Theology

It’s gone muggy again for now, but the air earlier this week was cool and clear, with the whisper of autumn floating on the wind. A few leaves at the tips of the excitable, anxious maples are starting

10 hours ago

The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)

Ruminations

Perhaps Love

“Perhaps love.” “Perhaps love is like the ocean full of conflict, full of pain**.” It is, isn’t it?  We like to think, oh, no! That is not love.  Love is happily ever after.  Love is all roses and sun

19 hours ago

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in the South (Site / Info)

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Finding a “New” Peace (Pagoda)

We live within driving distance of Leverett, Massachusetts, which is home to what I thought was the Peace Pagoda.   When my kids were younger, it was a place we would visit often enough that they have

22 hours ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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Preaching at First Parish Northboro

I will be preaching a version of my sermon “Two Bodies, One Heart” at the First Parish Northboro on November 16, 2014. Worship begins at 10:00 a.m.

23 hours ago

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

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We’re All Broken. And, a bit of What to Do About It.

The violinist Itzhak Perlman was born on this day in 1945. One of the more beautiful memories I have of my years out here in New England is a time Jan and I and several friends were at Tanglewood and

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Countdown

The church year more or less follows an academic calendar--we start up big time around Labor Day. Oh, you mean that holiday just around the corner? Yikes! Yep. Right now life is all about refining the

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Lost visions of Universalists: glorious whiskers

I clearly need to let my facial hair grow out, and find some wax. Even today’s overwrought hipsters have nothing on these Universalists of yore. Details here, in a 1896 book about the Ocean State’s le

1 day ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Universalism

Lost visions of Universalists: Grace Universalist, Lowell

Click the image for a  link back to the original image; here it is in the book. It’s still standing, and still a church: St. George Greek Orthodox. And really, doesn’t look like it was built for them?

1 day ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Lost pictures of Universalist, recovered

Yesterday, Cory Doctorow wrote that millions of public domain images, recovered from Internet Archive’s optical text recognition, have been uploaded to Flickr. The listing includes the text context, a

1 day ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Nurture Your Spirit, Help Heal Our World

preached by the Rev. Joan Van Becelaere and the Rev. Colin Bossen at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland, October 14, 2007 Part 1: Rev. Colin Bossen Today is Association Sunday, a chance f

2 days ago

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

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Truth and Meaning: Another Senseless Death

By now, it is no secret — I loathe guns. I have shot rifles and pistols at ranges and tried skeet shooting once. But I have never owned a gun and never will. If I feel a strong enough need, I will tak

2 days ago

uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium (Site / Info)

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Purissima Creek

Standing in the creek bed of Purissima Creek, about two miles from Higgins Canyon Road. Photo credit: Carol Steinfeld

2 days ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif.

Personal Privilege, Protection, and Police

When my sisters and I were growing up, Dad would occasionally take us to a Milwaukee Admirals hockey game. One time we were walking along the concourse and Dad pulled us close to him as we came across

2 days ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Market Basket: A case study in Finance Capitalism

Market Basket was a profitable company, owned by one family. Paid employees well and was a good corporate citizen. After some machinations in the owning family, it faced being sold up to powers of fin

2 days ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Arrest is a Minor Inconvenience

In the state of Alabama, over 700 people die each year because they lack the resources to afford medical care.  They fall into the gap between eligibility for Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.  Ve

2 days ago

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in the South (Site / Info)

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Now that I have Finished my Journey

Here I go again, stepping on a wasp's nest this time, perhaps. In a recent Facebook post I questioned democracy as a way of creating justice.  It is a good thing, I said, not because of what it does b

2 days ago

Aside From The Obvious (Site / Info)

Reflection on Faith

faith (n.) mid-13th-century; "duty of fulfilling one's trust," from Old French feid , foi "faith, belief, trust, confidence, pledge," from Latin fides "trust, faith, confidence, reliance, credence, be

2 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Reflection

No One is Illegal

preached at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland, October 7, 2007 All human beings deserve the same rights and respect. It does not matter whether you are black, white, Asian, Mexican or Na

3 days ago

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

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HRBOR (Hampton Roads Business Out Reach)

by Brad Garbus Over the last couple months I have been working toward growing Unitarian Universalism in Hampton Roads, specifically in the LGBTQi community.   A while ago I started attending a monthly

3 days ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

social justice welcoming congregation EDITION: September 2014 HRBOR