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Mindfulness for All Ages (Summer Fun for 24 June 2018)

On this Sunday (24 June 2018), our children and youth will be  practicing meditation and mindfulness for all ages. Jennifer Russell and James Peck will facilitate a session of activities for teaching

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

Religious Education

fixing an old hammer...

Having taken a blacksmithing class at ESSA a couple weeks ago interested me in re-handling a blacksmith's hammer that had belonged (If I have my story right) to my great-grandfather. It was given me b

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Pitching Phenom Babe Ruth Didn’t Get an Out, Still Shared No-Hitter

Young Boston hurlers Ernie Shore and Babe Ruth.  At 6' 4" Shore toward over the sizable Ruth. Things went to hell in a hurry for the Boston Red Sox in the first game of a Sunday double header on June

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

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Creative

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry t

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Pastoral visiting along pastoral lanes—a few photos—and then a more salutary thought

Yesterday I cycled over to Haslingfield to visit B_____, a lovely, long-standing elderly member of the congregation who for various reasons is, alas, now unable regularly to attend Sunday services. I

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

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The Snake-Oil Standard

I just read Kurt Vonnegut’s wonderful “A Man Without a Country” again for probably the 10th or 15th time. And although he is writing about the George W. Bush years in 2005, it seems maybe even more re

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Anti-intellectualism among Unitarian Universalists

Kim Hampton nails it in a post titled “Anti-intellectualism in Unitarian Universalism”: “Why is it, for all of our supposed intellectualism on a wide range of subjects, most Unitarian Universalist sho

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Theology social justice

Impressionism Day

Today, our third full day in Paris, the schedule was: Musee de L’Orangerie, with its two oval rooms immersing the viewers in Monet’s water lilies. There are lots of other Impressionist paintings as we

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Fake news!

Not to shock anyone, but some of our employees in Washington are spreading lies. Lie #1 Other providers can absorb Planned Parenthood’s patient base Experts have demonstrated over and over again, comm

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Changing the World (Site / Info)

planned parenthood

Column: Safety Dance

We’re in the the long and lazy days of summer, and yet, out of habit, I’ve made it into the office. I’m sitting around, minding my own business. I’m good at that. (I’m also good at finding lint, but n

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism living academia Perspectives Summer safe spaces safety at festivals

Congregational Accountability and White Supremacy Culture

The subject of Congregational Accountability came up again at the UU Ministers Association Meeting, again. It always comes up, because the problem never changes and is never solved. What is meant by t

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Improving prayerbook typography

So, last time I said I was putting off a post about improving prayerbook typography to focus on the times. Then I started writing it and began to grow into a sermon. No thanks. Here’s the deal. I nice

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Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

Design and typography FOSS

Loving Presence: A Connection for All Beings

Two passions guide my life: My bond with animals and my natural practice of Unitarian Universalism and Loving Presence. Just seeing any animal, or even just thinking about animals, brings me closer to

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BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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And Shunryu Suzuki Arrives

      It was on this day, the 22nd of June, in 1959, that the priest Shunryu Suzuki stepped onto American soil for the first time. Now, there are two Suzukis who stand large at the dawn of Zen breakin

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Shameless Evil

I can’t be silent about what has been happening in the US. And I have been in the hospital this week, so I give you words that are not my own. I ESPECIALLY exhort you to take the time to read the arti

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The Way of the River (Site / Info)

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Bad news

It was a relief to be out of the mainstream of US political news for a while. Not terribly surprising that things seem even worse than before as we catch up. "We were the leader of the free world," no

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Where does greatness lie?

The Universalists know where greatness lies. It is this experience which has inspired the Unitarians. Together they have proclaimed that greatness lies in the interdependent web of all existence. They

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Principle seven path of ego path of spirit greatness

Live and learn

A friend's "thought for the day" yesterday, from James Joyce kicked off the season. With a gentle rewrite to make it serve for all of us: "One's errors are the portals of discovery." Then today, from

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Raccoons, forgive me this is long.

We have had armadillos digging in our gardens. While digging for grubs and worms, they uproot tiny plants and make a general pock-marked mess of things. So I'd set a trap. They do not respond to bait.

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Ukulele

You would be hard-pressed to argue that the ukulele is even in contention for the world’s most beautiful instrument. It’s quiet and small and easy enough for even a child to play. Which is to say that

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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