When I was in seminary, and so much smarter than I am today, I was asked what I thought that word God meant? I replied that God is a hole in the language into which we throw all our hopes and fears. T
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A Butterfield Overland Stage departing San Francisco in 1858. On September 15, 1858 two new Concord Coaches, one in Saint Louis, Missouri and one in San Francisco, California set off in opposite direc
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Confused drivers get very angry. BDS is a thing. (I've seen it.) A continuing series. Michael Deeds tried the SHUT UP EVERYBODY approach for the Idaho Statesman . No pun intended. That ought to work w
Michael Hart As Unitarian Universalists clean up, though, no word about Virgin Islands or Key West fellowships.
With great humility and candor, Christina Rivera describes in detail the call to rise against hate in Charlottesville, how she and other activists prepared for the counter protest, and what exactly ha
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I have a lot to do today and it’s going to take basically all my focus and motivation to do it…so I’m going to write a kind of ridiculous unplanned blog post first! That probably sounds counter-produc
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Poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, read at the Sunday service on Aug 27. I Am Waiting I am waiting for my case to come up and I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder and I am waiting for someone to really d
I found the ceremony of putting a single flame into a bowl to mark the beginning of the service and then extinguishing it to mark the end a timeless and comforting ritual that seemed to say, “...this
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Resilience could be defined as the ability to not be broken by circumstances. But it could also be understood as the ability to make something beautiful from the pieces after we break. What have you m
Ah Google Translate. If you do not understand the title, see Dawn Crush Thing. So I came across a Turkish article on Lord Alfred Douglas, and not speaking Turkish, I put it through a computer translat
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I discovered that there is an old Scottish ballad called “Oscar’s Ghost.” ‘O see that form that faintly gleams! ‘Tis Oscar come to cheer my dreams; On wings of wind he flys away; O stay, my lovely Osc
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I’m traveling this weekend and in the Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia area. Really the other side of the hill but it’s not a separate zip code. And dropped my wife Lanna at her conference. And then I
Lately I’m seeing more and more published about the importance of soft skills in Web design and development. (See, for example, Chris Coyier’s So You Want To Be a Senior Developer and Rich Schwerdtfeg
Elaine McArdle Donations to UUA-UUSC relief fund are approaching $250,000.
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Story time… On my father’s side, the family is from Mississippi. (both of my grandparents were born there) Yet, if asked, my father will tell you that he never set foot in the state of Mississippi un
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After dinner, Pelosi and Schumer said they have deal with Trump to replace DACA, without the stoopid wall. (But still, a "massive" increase in border security. See here: No deal was made last night on
(This post is a continuation of my topic yesterday on “Bioethics, CRISPR, & “Our Children Redesigned.”) The best metaphor I’ve seen for how CRISPR works—for those of us who don’t have a doctorate in b