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Go Save Your Life

Nature it made your Body grow incorrectly so For you authenticity it Is not easy it Is a piece of Hard work to show What’s inside your brain On your own outside Is scares from when Nature made your bo

1 week ago

Lyricsofmylife (Site / Info)

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Skimmer

While my laundry was in the machines at the laundromat, I took a walk along the bay. High tide pushed the shorebirds in close to the bike path, so it was easy to sort out dowitchers, Willets, Marbled

1 week ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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If we’re going to be friends, your vote really does matter…

Now that we’re in an election cycle, there’s an image floating around the interwebs advocating for friendship across politics. On the surface, this is a great idea when candidates relatively agree on

1 week ago

Necessary but not sufficient… (Site / Info)

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Billy Bigelow is Dying…

‘Billy Bigelow’ is the lead male character in the musical Carousel.  He is a carnival barker…a “carny.”  He is a braggart and a loudmouth who is always ready for a fight.  He is a liar and a thief.  H

1 week ago

spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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Why We Vote and Why We Don't

In 2008 I was living in Gainesville, Florida. On Tue Nov 4 that year, I went to my local precinct and voted. When I came home, I wrote this poem that expresses the growing sense I have had of the sacr

1 week ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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“The People vs. Democracy”

On the eve of the U.S. midterm elections, it is important to be honest, clear, and direct about the unprecedented level at which our current president has regularly, openly, and unapologetically shown

1 week ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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Friday, November 9 ~ Second Friday Sessions with Special Musical Guest, Ergo Canto, 7-10pm+

Sessions is a hybrid Open Mic, Songwriters Round Table, and Invitational JAM. We welcome your Music, Spoken Word and other Art Performances. This month, we feature special musical guests, Ergo Canto b

1 week ago

Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Sermon: The Virtues of Conservatism

as preached at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Museum District campus, November 4, 2018 This is the Sunday before a truly contentious election. Many of us are deeply concerned abou

1 week ago

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

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Factions We Love

Reading: from Resistance by Barry Lopez [Sometimes I dimly recall the days] when I felt, like many others, that my life served no purpose. Do you remember any such days? It was as though we all lived

1 week ago

Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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The tree in the rock

Life holds a strength that will not be extinguished, that will crack open the most oppressive of constraints. When I was in Tenant’s Harbor, a few weeks ago, I saw this spruce tree growing out of a hu

1 week ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Decline, or….

In a recent story posted on UU World, the house organ of the Unitarian Unviersalist Association (UUA), Chris Walton reports that “UUA membership rises for first time since 2008.” The increase is tiny,

1 week ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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UUA membership rises for first time since 2008

Christopher L. Walton But children’s enrollment in religious education continues to drop.

1 week ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

UU Café

Join our monthly café tables for coffee and socializing centered on varying topics of shared interest: parenting talk, knitting and handcrafts, electric car enthusiasts, community organizing, and othe

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Building & flying “The Phoenix”—In praise of the ad hoc

READINGS: A résumé of the film The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) When I was perhaps ten or eleven I was utterly captivated by a film made in 1965 (the year I was born) called “The Flight of the Phoenix

1 week ago

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

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When Time Stands Still: Being in The Flow

A moment ago we witnessed something mesmerizing. It was performance poet Marlon Carey at a Ted Talk in Boston, rapping and rat-a-tat tatting through a piece about time: Time is running out There’s nev

1 week ago

Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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Memory: Wells We Did Not Dig

We begin November’s theme of “Memory” with an exploration and celebration of our ancestors and our history.

1 week ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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From the Not The Onion Dept.:

Seriously: Becker found that only the Onion video had an effect. There’s really nothing else to say, other than Click The Link And Read The Story.

2 weeks ago

John A Arkansawyer (Site / Info)

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Senet, an ancient Egyptian game

Quite a few years ago, when I was visiting the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (MFA), I saw the ancient Egyptian board game Senet made out of wood and faience, a kind of pottery. Scholars and board-game

2 weeks ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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The Lottery

I had almost forgotten about the incredible doom of the draft lottery of 1969 and the years following.  But recently, I happened upon two fictional accounts of lives being undone by this lottery, and

2 weeks ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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MDD Fall 2018-19 Chalice Lighter Call

October 2018 Dear MDD Chalice Lighter,Thank you for your generous commitment to growing our faith by helping other UU Churches in the Mountain Desert District (MDD). The last of the three calls for 20

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Mountain Desert District (Site / Info)

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