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STLT#293, O Star of Truth

So… I’m not sure about this one. On the one hand, it’s a wonderful piece about our first source – our personal experience of awe and wonder, singing praise to the “star of truth”  – which is a wonderf

2 days ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Celebrating Air

Protecting the air we breathe is a moral as well as a practical imperative for those of us on an earth-honoring spiritual path. When we honor the element Air we also welcome its ability to inspire and

2 days ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Unitarian Universalism environment Earth-Centered ancestors Air

Lost Bees

“There are bees in every hive with inherent imperfections: they cannot navigate from the directions given by others. They fly off everywhere. They are always getting lost. They never gather much polle

2 days ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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The Victory of Lugh

Lugh spoke to the Tuatha De Danann and put strength in them, so that each had the spirit of a king or a great lord. He heartened them to fight well, for it was better for them to die protecting their

2 days ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

Paganism Pagan gods and goddesses polytheism Morrigan Lammas Lugh Lughnasadh Balor Dagda Evil Eye

Is Our Destiny in the Stars? A Small, mostly Zen meditation

    It was forty-eight years ago on this day in 1969 that Apollo 11 successfully landed on the moon. The next day Neil Armstrong and then Buzz Aldrin would be the first humans to walk on the surface o

2 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

Buddhism science wisdom awakening mysticism Dreams science fiction Zen critical thinking possibility

Trying Three Good Things

I just had an old work friend who tried doing three (just three I do around 12-15) good things everyday on Facebook for 180 days.  It’s a great practice and you certainly don’t have to share it online

2 days ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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In case you were wondering

July is a little over halfway over and pledges are coming in as planned but we need everyone pitching in. We have a monthly budget of $19,222 and we’ve already received $12,511 so we really need you!

3 days ago

Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)

Finances

Sailing on Junk to Save Our Oceans from Plastic Pollution

A Q&A with Marcus Eriksen Plastic can entangle wildlife, but much of the harm comes from ingesting micro plastics. Single-use products that leave our land are shredding in the oceans to form microplas

3 days ago

Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

activism Biography and Memoir Environment and Conservation Junk Raft Marcus Eriksen

I Never Got Over Those Blue Eyes: an elegy

I'm listening to Wednesday morning folk with Merianne on KMUN this morning and singing along to some of my favorite songs....and reminiscing about what life was like with The Best Boyfriend Ever, back

3 days ago

Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show (Site / Info)

A Soggy Grave and Resurrection for the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose as depicted in the Anthony Roll, a survey of all of King Henry VII's ships, after her 1636 reconstruction . The distinct carrack profile with high castles fore and aft. Although the numb

3 days ago

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

France England Henry VIII Alan Bax Alexander McKee Battle of Saint-Mathieu Battle of the Solent Brittany Carrack Edward Howard foundering Henry VII Mary Rose Mary Rose Museum Portsmouth salvage

When You Can’t Call For Help

I’m housesitting for some friends not too far from my house. No big deal. Except that it is. If something goes wrong, I can’t prove that I have cause to be in the house. So I can’t call for help. Lest

3 days ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Protests sparked after The Satanic Temple memorial approved

BELLE PLAINE, MN – After The Satanic Temple offered to create a monument for inclusion in the city’s free speech area at Veteran’s Memorial Park, the City Council voted unanimously to eliminate the ar

3 days ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism news religious freedom U.S. Minnesota The Satanic Temple Veteran's Memorial

gender and sloyd...

Yesterday I visited the turning studio at ESSA and noted that there is an exact balance between men and women in attendance. The teacher is a woman. Any notion that woodworking is gender specific is i

3 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Moving Day

When was the last time you dug deeply into your surroundings, shedding that which you no longer need or truly want? What rituals do you have in your life to help you process changes, whether large or

3 days ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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STLT#292, If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking

Last night, friend and colleague Erika Hewitt brought a message of love to evening worship here at SUUSI. It was not an easy message – she challenged us to flex our heart muscles in new ways, to lean

3 days ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

The Gang

Your closest friends are probably the people you can tell everything to, the ones who hold you up in hard times, the ones you can count on to understand the deepest reaches of your heart. But there’s

3 days ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Enter Max Fleischer, Okay, and with him, Ko-Ko the Clown, Betty Boop, and, Popeye the Sailor

Max Fleischer was born on this day, the 19th of July, in Krakow, in 1883. He would become a cartoonist, animator, film director, actually also an inventor, and a producer. Fleischer began his career a

3 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

Culture cartoon film animation Max Fleischer

I Want to Read All the Things

I finished Sherman Alexie’s excellent “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” yesterday. It was funny, touching, emotional and real. Also the drawings really added to the story. I then went

3 days ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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A conversation with Jason Mankey

SUNNYVALE, Calif –Jason Mankey credits his public visibility as a Pagan to the blog he writes on the Patheos Pagan channel, Raise the Horns. He is also currently that channel’s editor, a position whic

4 days ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

blogging news ritual U.S. Jason Mankey Gardnerian Wicca Patheos Pagan Raise the Horns

Emma Bull's take on how the writers should handle the change of gender on Doctor Who

I wrote, They don't need to do more than have the doctor glance in a mirror and react visually, or say something casual like, "That's interesting." Emma wrote, I remember when he complained about neve

4 days ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Dr. Who