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America:—What’s Your Mission Statement? (#Ferguson #Thanksgiving)

The British novelist Charles Dickens toured the US in the early 1840s. Dickens was considerably left of center and had a particular dislike for monarchy and social class. He wanted to see firsthand th

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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On this #Ferguson #Thanksgiving, America:—What’s Your Mission Statement?

The British novelist Charles Dickens toured the US in the early 1840s. Dickens was considerably left of center and had a particular dislike for monarchy and social class. He wanted to see firsthand th

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Celebrating the Feast of Sts Barlaam & Josaphat

Today is our American Thanksgiving. And thanks to the way different holidays are marked out, in the case of Thanksgiving falling as it does on the fourth Thursday in November, this year also happens t

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Universalist mental exercise: tiny new convention!

OK, we’ve had our earnest mental exercise about what historic Universalist polity asks us to consider today. Now, a bit of fun. What’s the fewest number of Universalists it would take to create a new,

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Universalism Mission and Polity game

A Communal Thanksgiving Prayer

O, mutevoluble impassively listening Universe, System in which every point in spacetime has infinite inputs and causes, where every movement releases innumerable and incalculable outputs, we lift our

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Inner Light, Radiant Life (Site / Info)

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Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving..

The pies are baked. The inlaws are here. Charlie Brown has been watched. Chairs have been counted (and folding chairs recruited.) My sons have fallen asleep on the couch, on either side of me. And I'm

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Books for Burma (or is it Myanmar?)

In just over a month, I depart for Burma.  Or Myanmar.  Same difference. At least that’s the answer I get from the couple of people with whom I have talked who are from there.  Given my left-leaning p

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irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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Looking for WordPress superhero costume

In the grand pantheon of WordPress heroes I’m a minor goddess, but it’s a matter of perspective. Really we can all be a hero to somebody. I have loved using WordPress for over 5 years and eventually s

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Pamela Wood Browne (Site / Info)

WordPress My Tech Life

Seeing is Believing

In the wake of Ferguson, in the wake of Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant and the 12-year-old boy with a pellet gun who was recently shot by a police officer in Cleveland and all the other young Black me

22 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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A gig with Tina May and the Chris Ingham Trio at the Hoste in Burnham Market, Thursday 27 Nov, 6.30pm–10.30pm

Tina May and Chris Ingham A gig with Tina May and the Chris Ingham Trio at the Hoste in Burnham Market, Thursday 27 Nov, 6.30pm–10.30pm Tina May’s enthusiasm for the creative invention of jazz combine

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Recalling the Father of English Hymnody & His Little Secret

I was mildly surprised and more than a little pleased to see that the American Episcopal church celebrates today as a feast for Isaac Watts. Looking a bit deeper I found he is also acknowledged, altho

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Announcements (December 2014)

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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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

1 day ago

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)

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Another Mother’s Son

There is unfortunately always some breaking news to report – or more accurately, old news that is finally getting some print and air time – about sexual violence against women and girls. This week was

1 day ago

UUWF (Site / Info)

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Ferguson

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

1 day ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Reflection

Outdoors

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)

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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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