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In the Soup

  A good cook knows It’s a delicate balance Not too much salt This spice not that one Taste as you go Try it and see what will happen Consider carefully As the broth bubbles Blending the flavors In my

6 days ago

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

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Flower Communion: the Beauty We Share

[a service for all ages] Join us as we close out the regular church year with our annual flower ceremony, senior bridging, and acknowledgement of our leaders and volunteers.

6 days ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)


Finding Our Spark

This sermon was preached on 5/20/18 and reflects on learning to be creative, when your verve feels gone. All of this month we’ve been reflecting on what it would mean to be a people of creativity. Fro

6 days ago

RevWho (Site / Info)

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Some thoughtful questions about flames, zebras and a rope—Pentecost Sunday 2018

A fiery, pentecostal arrangement of flowers by my wife Susanna Reading: The story of Pentecost, Acts 2:1-21 ADDRESS Some thoughtful questions about flames, zebras and a rope—Pentecost Sunday 2018 Toda

6 days ago

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

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Bishop Michael Curry's Homily

Bishop Michael Curry, on the occasion of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, opened his homily with an invocation to a "loving and liberating God." Consider that theological assertion, and

6 days ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

A Very Careful Prayer

“Be careful what you ask for – you just might get it.” I’m overloaded right now. The Gods I serve are neither capricious nor cruel, but They are not divine helicopter parents – I need to be very caref

6 days ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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If I Ran a News Channel

I have a pet peeve. I cannot stand the expression “the other side.” By that I mean when people on television talk about political issues and describe a group of people as “the other side,” generally a

6 days ago

Story and Self (Site / Info)

politics Single Story journalism Polarization

NASCAR All-Star Race

I stayed up a bit too late enjoying the much shorter NASCAR All-Star Race tonight. Good fun and not many cautions until the last fifteen laps where it got very interesting. It’s a nice change of pace

1 week ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

The Ecq Review

Privacy policy

On May 25, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into effect throughout the European Union. To comply with this eminently sane and reasonable law, I’ve established a Privacy Policy, part

1 week ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)


Hoya Plant

It has been many years since our hoya plant has blossomed.  It is a great and easy plant to care for.  I have had it since I lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan around 1979.  My partner at the time, Gary,

1 week ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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God is Everything and God is Someone

I think I have come up with a definition of God that is incredibly simple, and yet pretty much says everything I want to say about God. Yes of course, "definition" is tricky, language is tricky, but w

1 week ago

Reignite (Site / Info)

Once Upon a Royal Wedding Chicago Style Redux

Big to-do today over these two.  I predict she will have the same painfully forced smile of his mum after a few years with this twit.... Note:   A version of this first appeared on this blog in April

1 week ago

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

Chicago Patrick Murfin Murfin memoir Lincoln Avenue Royal Wedding Andrew and Meghan Charles and Diana Consumer's Tap

A trio of photos backstage at the Chris Ingham Quartet's Bury Festival Gig celebrating the jazz of Dudley Moore

Last night I had the pleasure to play with Chris Ingham's splendid quartet at the Headhunters Jazz Club for the Bury St Edmunds Festival in a show celebrating "The Jazz of Dudley Moore". Although I wa

1 week ago

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

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The Three Plots of Romantic Comedies

The home page of You Tube suggested this video to me, and who am I to argue with an algorithm?  I watched it. I’m sharing it here basically for the first few seconds in which Bill Maher describes the

1 week ago

Story and Self (Site / Info)

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Packing For the Mountain

We need to get ready for going to the Berkshires for Rites of Spring on Tuesday. So much more still to do. Really looking forward to seeing people again, being in an intentional and spiritual place an

1 week ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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20 May 2018 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (20 May 2018) at 11:00 AM for “Yours, Mine, and Ours” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell. The All Souls Choir will sing two of Rev. Barbara’s new songs. This will be her last time in the

1 week ago

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

Worship Religious Education Minister

Congregational Meeting (20 May 2018)

From:  James Peck (Board Secretary) To:  All Members, Inactive Members, and Friends In accordance with the Bylaws of our church and as Secretary of the Board, I hereby announce that All Souls Unitaria

1 week ago

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

leadership communication

Adult Religious Education — 20 May 2018

Please join us on Sunday (20 May 2018) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class (please note the time change for this Sunday only). This week we will continue with a longer segment of Pema C

1 week ago

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

Religious Education

Think about Jimmy

When parents put hungry kids to bed, there’s also an element of unfairness and a feeling of failure and sadness. That weight on their shoulders must be crushing. But, you can help put a dent in this c

1 week ago

Changing the World (Site / Info)

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Observation Post: Trump's Thoughtless Provocation in Jerusalem

A Palestinian throws a rock in response to Israel's intervention during a protest, organized to mark 70th anniversary of Nakba. Photo by Jordi Bernabeu Farrus (Creative Commons License: https://creati

1 week ago

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

Now More Than Ever Observation Post Philip C. Winslow Victory for Us Is to See You Suffer