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One week

I am home in Arkansas and have one week to do two things. The first thing is to be ready to leave for my class at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking Class on Friday. My class will begin on Monday mo

4 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Like the Iris of an Eye

“…Love should grow up like a wild iris, but doesn’t, it comes from the midst of everything else, sees like the iris of an eye, when the light is right, feels in blindness and when there is nothing els

4 days ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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What It Means to be On the Side of the Gods

It is incredibly presumptive to assume the Gods are on our side. If we find ourselves working and fighting together, it is because we are on Their side. What does it mean to be on the side of the Gods

4 days ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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15 July 2018 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (15 July 2018) at 11:00 AM for “Keeping Your Head in the Age of Twitter: Not Being Hijacked by Hashtags” by Claudia Harris. A Reminder that “Give Away the Plate Has Changed” 

4 days ago

Announcements – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

Worship Religious Education Newcomers

Adult Religious Education — 15 July 2018

Please join us on Sunday (15 July 2018) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class. We will be watching the 2018 Ware Lecture By Brittany Packnett presented at this year’s UUA General Assembly

4 days ago

Announcements – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

Religious Education

Honoring the Dying Process

A member of our pagan community is in transition and it makes me think about dying. It’s sacred. I remember seeing my father in law Walter Maheux pass while I was in the room. At one moment he was the

4 days ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Column: Peregrinautika, or Learning to Love Legislators

Pagan Perspectives For any pet owner, having a beloved companion get lost or simply disappear is a worst-case scenario for that relationship. To many Pagans and polytheists, those relationships can ta

4 days ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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France’s Big Fete—Bastille Day or Is It?

Like almost all illustration of the Storming of the Bastille, this conteporary English version is highly romantisized. It’s Bastille Day , of course, commemorating the day in 1789 when the Paris Mob s

4 days ago

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

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The making of a new word?

Let’s face it. Every week in the news is amazing/unbelievable/frightening/weird/fake/mind-boggling, etc. President Trump walked in front of the queen but that wasn’t surprising. (Think his America Fir

4 days ago

Changing the World (Site / Info)

opinion

Two Cheers for Democracy: A Small Reflection on Bastille Day

      I find Bastille Day well worth marking. Perhaps especially so these days… Together with the Fourth of July it is one of the great markers of the beginning of a longing for a more or less genuine

4 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Bastille Day

The heat of the sun and the cooling philosophy of Neitzsche and Epicurus

Yesterday, once again, I visited the elderly member of the congregation whom I have mentioned before who is in a care home over towards Oakington following a serious stroke. As I have done before foll

4 days ago

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

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Tide pool

Tide pool at East Point Sanctuary near Biddeford Pool, Maine. Tentative identifications of organisms in this tide pool: Common Periwinkle (Littorina littorea), a snail that is an invasive exotic speci

5 days ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips

What do you find most true, most beautiful, most good?

Roman Catholicism has described truth, beauty, and goodness as the "transcendentals." Unitarian Universalism often relies on the transcendentalists as prophetic women and men who have contributed to t

5 days ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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The fantasy beach body — Druid Life

Oh, I would want retractable breathing membranes (not gills) and a third eyelid to act as built-in goggles and luminescent …<p>Continue reading →

5 days ago

bay witch musings (Site / Info)

Paganism

Geezering Out

A more superstitious man might have thought betterthan to retire on Friday the 13th.   But triskaidekaphobiaand general mystictristic bullshit be damned, the Old Man is throwing caution to the wind an

5 days ago

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

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Media roundup: Wendi Winters saved lives thanks in part to congregational training

Rachel Walden A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

5 days ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web: The big picture, resisting politely, it's not funny

Heather Christensen A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism

5 days ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

U.S. Visa Sanctions Unnecessary, Inhumane Weapon of Immigration Enforcement

The United States should use its influence to address ongoing crises across the globe, not pursue deportations of potentially vulnerable people.

6 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)

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Have you become aware of the light?

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Are you affirming and promoting the search in the right direction, in the right p

6 days ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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Eighteen Books: Essential Reading in Soto Zen Buddhism

  On one of those Zen pages on Facebook, in this case one focused on the Soto school someone asked for a pointer to an introductory book. People offered their views. Some even seemed helpful. And it s

6 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Zen Soto Zen reading list