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Pharoah Sanders

The man Ornette Coleman called the greatest tenor player in the world, Pharoah Sanders, has died at age 81. He may have been the greatest tenor player in the world, but I tend to think of Pharoah Sand

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif.

Building a Relationship with the Nature Spirits Where You Are

Building relationships with your local nature spirits isn’t complicated, but neither is it easy. It requires demonstrating good hospitality and responsible living, consistently, over a long period of

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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First Colonial Newspaper Speedily Killed by Censorship

Back in the days when I was in school one of the little factoids that I learned that stuck with me was that the first newspaper in the Colonies was Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick whic

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

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Looking On

Lately, my life is small, as if I am looking on to life happening nearby, just like these frogs looking out over the edge of the pond. So many big things going on in the world, much frightening, some

11 hours ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Column: Bloody Dreams and Blue Giants

Despite all their violently macho bravado, even the gods have empathy. Continue reading Column: Bloody Dreams and Blue Giants at The Wild Hunt.

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Selected from Allen Ginsberg’s MOSTLY SITTING HAIKU

  Selected from MOSTLY SITTING HAIKU from a Chapbook published in 1978 By Allen Ginsberg The short poems (here) range from purest haiku through wry senryu to several which are simply poems, outside an

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


We’re Ready for 2022 Fall Auction Donations!

We're looking for donations that encourage experiences with other congregants, gift cards, and homemade treats.

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firstuunash.org (Site / Info)

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All-Ages Worship (25 September 2022)

Please join us this Sunday (25 September 2022) at 11:00 AM for “What Do You Mean, ‘Happy New Year?'” with Rev. Barbara Jarrell and Barbara Deger. This is a service honoring Rosh Hashana, the Jewish Ne

22 hours ago

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

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Next Week — Blessing of the Animals (2 October 2022)

On 2 October 2022 at 11:00 AM, we will have our annual Blessing of the Animals worship service. All of our animal friends are invited to join us in the sanctuary for a special service celebrating our

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

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Online Adult Religious Education — 25 September 2022

Please join us on Sunday (25 September 2022) at 9:00 AM for “WhUU Dat (yeah, we did that . . . join us anyway)” via Zoom and facilitated by Susan Caldwell and Barbara Deger. This Sunday we will contin

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

Religious Education

Children and Youth Religious Education for 25 September 2022

As the church year begins, our classes will be meeting separately for activities and discussion around our Unitarian Universalist principles and how they fit into our history and our daily lives. For

23 hours ago

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

Religious Education

Zoom Lunch Now on Tuesdays (27 September 2022)

Please join us next Tuesday (27 September 2022) at 12 noon for our weekly Zoom lunch. Bring your lunch and meet up with your All Souls friends, have lunch, and just catch up.

23 hours ago

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

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Risking Heartache

We all have an innate desire to be loved, but that moment of realizing that love is a mutual experience can be one of awe. The surprise, the joy, and the care are special moments that make love real a

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Decades Before You Thought The First Powered Flight Took to the Air

Henri Giffard's steam powered dirigible in 1854. Regular readers of this blog may have noticed a recurring interest in innovations in transportation and communications—the things that have tended to t

1 day ago

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

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The work of love, or how to resist in the dark ages

The inscription in the Cambridge Unitarian Church ’s  Memorial Garden   A short  “ thought for the day” offered to the Cambridge Unitarian Church as part of the Sunday Service of Mindful   Meditation 

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CAUTE — Making Footprints Not Blueprints (Site / Info)

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Actions and Events from Create Climate Justice

Redlined communities or “sacrifice zones” also bear the highest energy burdens in the country, with low-income communities spending three times more of their income on energy costs. I’m sure these per

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Blog - Side With Love (Site / Info)

Climate Justice

¡Unidos and Inclusive for a Stronger Nation!: A Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Reading List

Talk about an affront to human life. In a bait-and-switch tactic to push the Right’s anti-immigrant message, FL Governor Ron DeSantis paid to send 50 migrants like cattle on an airplane from San Anton

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

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Column: Remembering and Keeping

“What are these pillars, Gramma? Why do they feel so strange?” She stopped on the sidewalk and looked at me over the top of her glasses and said, "You ask strange questions, Sheri Ann." Continue readi

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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FUUN Programming for Children & Youth 9/25

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firstuunash.org (Site / Info)

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letter holders

This week in the Clear Spring School wood shop, my Kindergarten students made letter holders, that could also be used to hold napkins at the kitchen table. There are very good reasons for kids to make

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)