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box ends

I have been routing small mortises in the ends of boxes. The photo shows some complete and some with only two of the routed grooves cut.  Each end takes three steps. The grooves fit tenoned parts and

2 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

105 Archive: Collective Liberation with Chris Crass

We talk about the positive and powerful ways to bring white people into movement that overcomes shame and the need for perfection. Original air date: 6/4/15. Get full show details at https://wp.me/p89

2 days ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)


The Perils of Pauline: Being kind to myself

Meg Barnhouse Allowing myself to see my injuries and pain as “not my fault” is a spiritual challenge.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Creatively Maladjusted

“Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In honor of Martin Luther King Day, what will you do that is creatively maladjusted? The Daily Compass o

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


August 21–Return Again: Born Again

The phrase “to be born again” holds a lot of religious power for some folks.  It’s an English translation of a line in John’s gospel (written in Greek) which is probably better translated “to be born

2 days ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Eclipses, American Character and Improvisation

This eclipse invites us to reassess where we are and what we should do next to move toward a just and loving society that values compassion and encourages joy and personal enrichment for all.

2 days ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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The Solar Eclipse—Science, Superstition, History, and Mystery

The Big Event is today. Note —This blog began an unplanned hiatus for a week and is resuming today.   My apologies for the interruption.   My announced second post ruminating on the distressing events

2 days ago

Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

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The Mobbings of Mark Fisher, Freddie deBoer, and Leftists who Criticize the Identitarian Left

I can't say for sure that Mark Fisher killed himself because he was mobbed by the identitarian left, but I suspect it, and I'm not alone in that. I can't say for sure that Freddie deBoer broke because

2 days ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)


Everything is a Bed For a Cat

My cats find many things make great beds. Soft bags. Boxes. My flannel shirts A pillow Between my legs Over my arm Actual cat beds Chairs Futons The bed Blankets A spot on the carpet… Where does your

2 days ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Resist, Rejoice, and Renew – UUP 8-20-2017

    Some words by Jonipher Kwong, a poem entitled Faithless Works: They say faith without works is dead So I worked for equality Next to my queer friends who wanted to get married And I worked for rel

2 days ago

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

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Leslie Lee III on class reductionists

"If any class-reductionist leftists actually exist they would still be 100 times more helpful to black people than neoliberals." —Leslie Lee III

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

class reductionists

UN will focus on Witchcraft-related violence for first time

TWH –  The Times of India reports that “Shanti Devi, a resident of Thethai Andag village, was [killed Tuesday night] on suspicion of practising witchcraft.” 11 assailants reportedly beat her to death

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Welcoming and Affirming

I learned a lot about myself from James Carroll’s talk on Civil Conversations and Stephanie Garcia Richard’s forum on bipartisanship. Continuing with these themes, I dream that UU might be known as th

2 days ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)


The Oldest Story

This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington, on 8/20/17. It explores the infection of White Supremacy, Nazis and White Nationalism plaguing our nation.   One of the

2 days ago

RevWho (Site / Info)

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How are UUs happy?

Osho teaches that there are four stages of well being: pleasure, happiness, joy, and bliss. Pleasure is when we scratch an itch or engage in some other tension reduction like eating when we are hungry

3 days ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


Under the Ancient Oaks: Living a Good Life During Difficult Times

Under the Ancient Oaks the video series, episode 3. What do we mean by living a good life in difficult times? It isn’t easy, but people have done it for thousands of years, and we can do it too.

3 days ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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milling parts.

I am in the process of milling parts for making small boxes as is usual for me this time of year. I have a four position router table that contains 4 routers, each set up for a different operation. On

3 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

STLT#324, Where My Free Spirit Onward Leads

One of the downsides of so many hymn tunes is that groups of them begin to sound alike. For instance, there’s a whole set of them in the O Waly Waly/Gift of Love milieu that I constantly confuse for o

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Range: Moderate Singability: Moderate Liturgical: Memorials Mood: Bittersweet

Home is the Present Moment

Today we begin a new worship series that takes up the question of “home.” But by “home,” I’m not talking about a mere physical place where a person might happen to sleep, and nor am I talking about th

3 days ago

Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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No Parking

Who, do you suppose, really wants to park alongside this ramshackle building? And don’t they have larger concerns to worry about? And yet, so many of us expend energy defending ourselves against the r

3 days ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)