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Safe to say there is nothing like it in the whole world. Drove up into the hills on Sunday afternoon, expecting... not too much trouble, but some, probably. There was none. Boise to Horseshoe Bend, to

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Western Region Fall Gathering: Envision, Engage, Energize

Calgary, AB: Oct. 13 – 15, 2017 Regional gatherings are an optimal and personal way for Canadian Unitarian Universalists to connect with other UUs in their regions, learn and be in community together,

22 hours ago

Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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STLT#326, Let All the Beauty We Have Known

Welcome to another edition of “Hymns Kimberley Would Use Too Often If Let Loose.” I love this one. I love its inspiration, I love the joy, I love the celebration. And, not surprisingly, I love the tun

1 day ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Mood: Moderate Range: Moderate Singability: Simple/Easy Personal Favorite

today in the wood shop.

Today I will be cleaning and making inlay in my wood shop, and preparing for classes at the Clear spring School. My book on box guitars goes off to the printer on Friday, I have orders to fill, and I

1 day ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

How to UUs respond to the racism at Charlottesville with moral authority?

Rev. Marlin Lavanhar at All Soul's Church in Tulsa Oklahoma gave a wonderful sermon on Sunday, 08/20/17 entitled "Charlottesville: It's not so black and white." It is well worth listening to and shari

1 day ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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Take a Leap

Perhaps you seen, or even been, the child who approaches the high dive, looks down, pauses, climbs back down the ladder, climbs back up the ladder, goes back down the ladder, climbs up the ladder agai

1 day ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


A Weekly Ritual of Focus and Protection

While ethics compel us to respond to major events like Charlottesville, if we are always responding we allow others to dictate what we’re working on. This is a ritual to help you focus your attention

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Professor Lopez’s Biography of the Lotus Sutra

The Lotus Sutra: A Biography Donald S. Lopez, Jr. Princeton University Press, 2016, Princeton An Appreciation James Ishmael Ford One of my early encounters with the range of Buddhism was being invited

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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What nonviolence is, and is not

The events in Charlottesville have reignited a long-standing debate about the use of force to create social change. There is an immense amount of rage, and impatience. Violence is becoming more accept

1 day ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Driving with Eclipse Glasses

The funniest eclipse advice I saw today was from a Connecticut State Police tweet advising among other things not to drive with eclipse glasses. I’m not even sure you could find your car or walk with

1 day ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


August 21, 2017

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Mark Fisher on Class Reductionists

I reread Exiting the Vampire Castle and was struck by this (italics mine): I’ve noticed a fascinating magical inversion projection-disavowal mechanism whereby the sheer mention of class is now automat

1 day ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Three views of the eclipse

1. HF wavelengths “Although the ionospheric effects of solar eclipses have been studied for over 50 years, many unanswered questions remain,” according to HamSci.com, organizers of citizen science exp

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif. Solar eclipse 2017

Pagan Community Notes: EarthSpirit Community, Florida senate race, solar eclipse and more

BOSTON — The weekend’s scheduled “Free Speech Rally” was overshadowed by thousands of counter-protesters. According to reports, there were only a “few dozen” rally attendees, who were eventually escor

1 day ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Zen Villages: Perhaps an Idea Whose Time is Coming

  Over on Facebook one of my friends posted about an event that opened a wound between her and the residential Zen center with which she has been affiliated for much of her adult life. It has caused a

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Us and Them

OK, here, based on some genuine efforts at observation, is my understanding of the difference between liberals and conservatives. It is probably not actually news to you, but I, for one, haven’t thoug

2 days ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Women’s Alliance – September 14th

Fall In-Gathering of the Women’s Alliance! It is time to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. All are welcome to the Women’s Alliance Fall in Gathering, Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 10:30

2 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Word of the Day: Syzygy

Today’s word is brought to you by the folks at TED who give his among the list of reasons not to miss today’s solar eclipse: 2 ½. You’ll have a reason to use the word syzygy. A syzygy (pronounced “SI-

2 days ago

Story and Self (Site / Info)


August 27, Who’s Your Fellowship?

Join us this Sunday as we welcome Preaching for Parishioners Graduate, Karen Gault, who presents “Who’s Your Fellowship?”  The service also is hosted by Worship Associate, Nancy Rogers. Inspired by Th

2 days ago

Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)


Lack of security contributes to UU unhappiness

Dear UU A Way Of Life: I don't find UUs an especially happy group. If anything I find them the opposite. They seem ready to argue over every little thing and they aren't good at resolving conflict whi

2 days ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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