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the editing begins

I am into the thick of working through the Wisdom of the Hands guide to woodworking with kids with my editors. It is a pleasure to arrive at this point in a project that I've been involved in for almo

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Sermon: Democracy in Crisis

as preached at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Museum District campus, November 11, 2018 “Americans can always be trusted to do the right thing, once all other possibilities have b

4 days ago

Colin Bossen: Preacher, Writer, Organizer (Site / Info)

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Difficult Decisions

“Oftentimes, the most important decisions are the most difficult to make – for, your future, and the future of the generations that come after you, hinges on the outcome of those decisions.” ―J.E.B. S

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Celebrating Wolfenoot as a Pagan

Wolfenoot is a new holiday on November 23 that celebrates wolves, dogs, and people who are kind to dogs. It’s not a Pagan thing, but it’s sure to be popular with many Pagans and other folks who love N

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

Paganism Pagan community November 23 Wolfenoot wolves

A Whale of a Tale—Blowing up Blubber

Early in November 1970, a 45-foot long, 8 ton sperm whale beached itself near Florence on the central Oregon Coast.   This turned out to be fatal for the unfortunate whale which, which, based on its s

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

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Luck

Sometimes it’s good like when a huge branch falls and the car isn’t in it’s spot. Sometimes it’s bad like when you try to nap while leaf blowers are going. But it’s there. And sometimes I think provid

4 days ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Voting is Being Part of Something Bigger

Why We Vote and Why We Don't , part 3 When non-voters are asked why they don’t vote, they usually say something like their vote doesn’t matter: the system is corrupt, or rigged, or won’t make a differ

4 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Weschcke bio chronicles occult/New Age pioneer

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — In 2007, when Melanie Marquis was a solitary Pagan “who didn’t really know anybody else,” she began writing for the Pagan community. She decided to contact this Carl Llewellyn Weschc

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism reviews New Age Llewellyn (publisher) biography Carl Llewellyn Weschcke

Recalling James Luther Adams, Liberal Religion, & Liberal Christianity

        What is now many years ago when Jan & I first moved to New England’s rocky and lovely soil, Jan wanted to go to the Cambridge cemetery to put a rose on Henry James’ grave. I was more than happ

4 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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A Pastoral Prayer on the Sunday Before Veterans Day

Tomorrow is Veterans Day, today marks the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I. Today we offer a prayer for all of the veterans and soldiers of the world, for all of the wounded warriors, f

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Colin Bossen: Preacher, Writer, Organizer (Site / Info)

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Welcoming Team Volunteer Opportunity

Our Sunday morning Welcome Team has openings for greeters and ushers willing to help create a welcoming environment in our sanctuary and social hall on Sunday mornings. Extroversion is not a prerequis

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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Are you interested in being our next Music Director?

At UU Schenectady we recognize that music is a powerful way for people to get involved in the congregation, to build community, and to engage in spiritual development. This congregation cherishes oppo

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Cultivating leaders

Michael Hart Embracing an innovative shared leadership model has created a happier, more vital congregation in Athens, Georgia.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

The Kantian Rationale for Voting

Why We Vote and Why We Don't , part 2 As discussed in part 1, from a consequentialist point of view, the rationale for voting is very weak. We turn now to the other major school of ethical theory: deo

5 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Where Do We Go From Here?

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?   The experience of political trauma Nov. 11, 2018, Rev. Kit Ketcham PUUF             Now that the recent election is mostly behind us and we are experiencing the backwash of

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

In Memoriam: Richard J. Naskali

Found out this morning that my friend and mentor at the University of Idaho died in mid-September. The local papers, the university and Short's Funeral Chapel all have the same obituary, but the latte

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Sermon: “Never Conquered”

I preached this sermon at Universalist National Memorial Church, on November 11, 2018 with the lectionary texts from Ruth and Hebrews. About six and a half years ago, on February 4, 2012, Florence Gre

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Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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Locked and loaded

"SRA" brings back a memory of early school days, what did that stand for? Science Research Associates, handily encapsulated by a Wikipedia entry. What I remember is "the iconic SRA Reading Laboratory

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Memory: What We Carry

Every soul needs a reminder list. What’s on yours?

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Follow Fate by Coincidence or Solve Global Problems

This is the second forum in the “Second–Sunday” Forum Series about Different Natural Sciences Help Solve Global Problems. Stephen Ledoux’s talk introduces a 100–year–old but little known science that

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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