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The vanguard of their peoples— A meditation on Hannah Arendt’s 1943 essay, “We Refugees” for Hope Not Hate's "One Day With(out) Us"

Hope Not Hate interfaith event in the church after the morning service Readings:  Leviticus 19:33-34   When the alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resi

3 days ago

CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Celebrate CUC Month!

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

CUC Month

testing infinity (system)

Infinity is a long way off. But the infinity dovetail spline system is easy to use. I began my testing of it today by adding dovetail keys to a box. I used a 8 degree dovetail bit to rout the spaces f

3 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

ZZZ-RETIRED ZZZ-RETIRED A Time to Act and a Time to Learn

Gail Forsyth-Vail The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was murdered when I was in eighth grade. I remember so clearly watching the news on my family’s small black-and-white television, shocked at what I sa

3 days ago

Call and Response (Site / Info)

STLT#139, Wonders Still the World Shall Witness

Is it cheating to just say “ditto”? Yesterday I talked about these aspirational hymns, that by and large (except for some tripping over language – today’s is the binary “sons and daughters”) are prett

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

What Happens When You Leave A Magical Portal Open?

Leaving a gate or portal open is a bad thing. Mainly, it’s a sloppy thing. We shouldn’t do it, and when we do bad things can happen. But not on the scale of badness that we’re experiencing right now –

3 days ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Me and My Shadow

Kids are generally fascinated by shadows—how the image of your own body can appear so similar to the real you, but also be so distorted by the angle of the sun. How do you or those around you distort

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Internment—World War II Disgrace May Not be a Thing of the Past

Japanese-American families being hauled to internment camps in a U.S. Army truck. With President Trump’s controversial Muslim Ban and the radical right clamoring for the Muslim Registry that The Donal

3 days ago

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

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Rebellious Lawyering Conference

I went to the Rebellious Lawyering Conference today at Yale Law School. It was mostly law students from the northeast an amazing 1200 registrants.  It’s great to see so many young lawyers interested i

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Protecting Faith While Preventing Discrimination

Washington State began recognizing same-sex marriages in 2012. In 2013, Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, WA, refused to provide flowers for the wedding of Robert Ingersoll a

3 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Review: Sheela na gig, a book by Starr Goode

Sheela na gig: The Dark Goddess of Sacred Power by Starr Goode, Inner Traditions 2016, 8” x 10”, 2.4 lbs., 384 pages. Also available as an ebook. Sheela na gig: The Dark Goddess of Sacred Power is a l

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Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

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Back to school

Newly minted SecEd Betsy DeVos' first day at school didn't go too well. First there were the protesters, "leftwing fascists" reminding us of "the totalitarian left" as Professor Gingrich put it, but s

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Doomed to Repeat It?

If you noticed that the frequency of my blog posts has gone down substantially this past year, it is because I was working on a labor-intensive bit of historical research for a forthcoming book, Oscar

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Laura Lee (Site / Info)

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Vile

That headline is from rancher, retired investigative reporter, and now weekly paper owner/publisher Les Zaitz. And the lede from a man who knows something about dark underbellies, David Neiwert, on Fa

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

CUC Month 2017

QUUiz time! Which former Unitarian Universalist Minister and author is probably best known for the maxim: “All I really needed to know I learned in kindergarten”? Check back at the end of the month to

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

CUC Month

Little Celebrations #22: Liturgical Quotables

When we close out our reflective time together and return to the wider world, may each of us carry with us a piece of what we gathered. Be it a smile, a piece of a song, a fractal from the warm glow w

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Dennis McCarty (Site / Info)

Little Celebrations

veneered tops..

Yesterday I demonstrated making veneered top panels for boxes and my high school students are now enthused about making boxes using these techniques. Doing my demonstrations for two classes, I came up

4 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

STLT#138, These Things Shall Be

We now enter what we might call “The New Eden” section but which we actually call “In Time To Come” – this section is very aspirational, very “kingdom of heaven.” Which, I suppose, is needed, and help

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

A Long Way Up

Mountains are there to be climbed, cliffs to be scaled…or not. Sometimes you look at a situation and say: “Nope. Not gonna go there.” Sometimes discretion really is the better part of valor. What have

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Epiphany

Still with the goal of seminary swishing around in my thoughts, I decided to take some graduate courses in literature.  With my bachelor’s degree in English, I chose a liberal studies program focusing

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traveling tUUsome (Site / Info)

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