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A Delicate Balance Disturbed

To give voice to my concern about these delicate systems so vital to life, I wrote the poem, “Amaterasu,” in which I call upon the Japanese sun goddess to hide her face. Why? Because scientists say th

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Nature's Sacred Journey (Site / Info)

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Flooded Subway Station

The big image of the day for me was seeing my old subway station at 145th and Broadway flooded. Crazy to see the stairs look like a waterfall. It’s good that it appeared to be cleared later. Also look

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Some spring photos taken in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Some spring photos taken in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden All taken with a Fuji X100F Just click on a photo to enlarge And just one of Coronation Street as I walked home 

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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TMI

There was a period of time, when my kids were young, when a good number of people I’ve never met knew more about my kids than many of my close friends. These people knew a little about me, too, that …

2 days ago

Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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Pagan Community Notes: Marc Pourner update, Hell’s Belles, Lost Chord Award and more

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – David Brown, Jr. reached a plea agreement with the state for the murder of 2015 murder of Marc Pourner, who was known to the Wiccan community as Axel. Pourner, who was 28 at

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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John Millington Synge—Anglo-Irish Channel of the Catholic Peasantry

John Millington Synge. John Millington Synge is best remembered as playwright,   chronicler of the peasantry of the Aran Islands and the untamed Gaeltacht of the West of Ireland, a founder of the Abbe

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

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Praying

This morning when I woke I lay abed half dreaming As I often do My mind still loose and open Remembering my dreams I placed my hands together Palms facing palms Fingers closed and aligned A “This I la

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

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Heaven is born

Unitarian Universalists' seven principles help them navigate the path of the ego and the path of the spirit and yet they kind of miss the point. The compass the principles attempt to provide sometimes

3 days ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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To Be of Use

One evening, during my first year in college, my best friend Lori and I were sitting in the quiet candlelit chapel of our campus. A few other people were also there, scattered about the pews. I rememb

3 days ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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sliding top top box...

I am documenting some of my projects at school in the hopes of sharing them with teachers, parents, and their children. This box shown is a box to hold and display hand-made wooden tops. Today in the

3 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Assumed identities: A personal history of passing

Brando Skyhorse I want to tell the truth now, about how I passed—and how people passed me off—as an American Indian.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

On Earth Day, let me count the ways

Jeffrey A. Lockwood Our love for the Earth is multifaceted and deep.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Realistic

“I am realistic – I expect miracles.”  ―Wayne W. Dyer What miracle do you expect? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflection and encourage the creation of a more loving,

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Amar Chitra Katha

Someone in our congregation lent me a copy of a comic book biography of the life of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. Aimed at middle readers, I think it would work for older kids (and adults) too —

3 days ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Weird Weather

April weather definitely teases, 72, sunny and gorgeous yesterday, 37 and cold today. Mid 50s the rest of the week seems more seasonal. But, Spring in New England is really just May and June. March an

3 days ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Dismantling Racism Part 3: Pray Don't Prey

I'm pretty sure this was not meant to happen, because when I stopped to take the pictures, there was a place behind the skeleton of the barn where some new construction had begun. Later, I saw some me

3 days ago

A Jersey Girl in Kentucky (Site / Info)

UU A Way Of Life podcast, episode 8 - third milestone on the walk with Love is a nonjudgmental attitude.

The UU Away Of Life podcast is available on Itunes and most other podcast distributors.

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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The Vice of Toxic Masculinity

"Toxic masculinity" is a vice. Specifically, it is the vice of domination. The antidote for vice is virtue. Virtues are social goods as well as individual goods. They are social in the sense that they

3 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Reflection

Bow First, Ask Questions Later: A Review of a New Book on Zen Training & the Zen Life

      Bow First, Ask Questions Later: Ordination, Love, and Zen Monastic Training in Japan Gesshin Claire Greenwood Wisdom Publications, Somerville, Massachusetts May 2018   San Francisco native Clair

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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CalderaFest is cancelled

LAFAYETTE, Ga. — CalderaFest, a beleaguered Pagan music festival scheduled for May 2019, has been cancelled according to a statement released by festival founder David Banach. The festival debuted May

3 days ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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