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For Ntozake Shange Who Wrote for Colored Girls so That We Always Feel We Are Enuf

By Maya Fernandez | To know Ntozake Shange was a privilege. Like many Black women, I was first introduced to her brilliance in college when I read her choreopoem for colored girls who have considered

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

Race and Ethnicity in America Literature and the Arts Beacon Staff Maya Fernandez

What if the news really is fake?

This Monday's Frank Church Institute conference at BSU ("DEMOCRACY in an AGE of ANXIETY: Russian Intrusion, Chinese Confrontation, Populist Disruption") including an array of presentations, panels, an

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web: Fire, rage, and hope

Heather Christensen A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

More reflections from my time with Extinction Rebellion in London

I'm back in Cardiff now after a few days with Extinction Rebellion in London. It's all still ongoing, and I find myself with much to think about. In many ways I was really only dipping my toe in this

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Reignite (Site / Info)

Facing life with faith and equanimity

Click on image to enlarge for easier reading. Sometimes people say that a person is a "man of the times". We also say that a person was in the right place at the right time. Circumstances are constant

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

seven principles Morning meditations

Ask Alexa - Does projection make perception?

Alexa: Is it true that what I see is what I get? Yes, you are constantly projecting and projection makes perception. Alexa: Did you hear about the grasshoppers who were eating corn? Yes, they went in

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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What next in Syria?

The chaos of civil war has never had an obvious way forward. The Bush II administration showed us the limits of regime change. The majority of people in the U.S. tired of our latest two decades of fig

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How Zen Came to Become Zen: Barbara O’Brien’s “The Circle of the Way”

      Just got my copy. Barbara O’Brien’s The Circle of the Way: A Concise History of Zen from the Buddha to this Modern World. (Shambhala Press, Boulder, 2020) I was fortunate enough to be able to re

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Zen Barbara O'Brien Circle of the Way

Beacon Behind the Books: Meet Victoria Torres, Digital and Social Media Intern

When I first started college, I saw myself working in magazine publishing or doing political writing. But the more I talked to people in my classes about why they were passionate about book publishing

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

Beacon Behind the Books

The SRDs of Life

Dear Ones, it is time and time again that we consider the importance of the Shitty Rough Draft.  It you are anything like me, you want things to come easily, you want them to be “right” (whatever that

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The Way of the River (Site / Info)


skills of hand, mind and eye

I have been on a push of late to assure intellectual content in providing lessons in the wood shop. This is based in part on the medical school prescription, see one, do one, teach one. When you have

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The Longest Route

A labyrinth is designed to lead you on a long and winding route to the center. It would be far more sensible and efficient to just hop the lines and get to the center by the most direct line. Which wo

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


That Time Confederate Cavalry Raided Vermont

Frank Leslie's Illustrated published a series of engravings detailing every step of the Confederate raid on St. Albans based on photo graphs of the town and sketches of actual townsmen.  The teller at

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

Vermont Canada Civil War Copperheads confederacy bank robberies. Bennett H. Young conspiracies Frank Lesslie's Illustrated George Conger St. Albans Raid

Petition to save the United Kingdom’s ancient yews garners increasing support

Efforts to save and protect the yew trees in the United Kingdom has increasing and renewed support. Continue reading Petition to save the United Kingdom’s ancient yews garners increasing support at Th

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism news Witchcraft U.K. United Kingdom conservation Lawyers for Nature Ministry of the Environment Yew trees

Sunday, October 20 ~ Symbols of Belonging, A “Show and Tell” Service ~ 10:30am

“A comic strip that your parents read when they were young is a curious thing: it’s an heirloom, and it’s also intimate. You peer through windows and look at the things that made your elders laugh, an

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)


Take Action for the Guapinol, Honduras Water Defenders

Join us in solidarity for justice, human rights and the environment in Honduras.

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Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)

Advocacy & Mobilizing Grassroots Partnerships

Bringing the news to life

I dreamt I was reading news about witnesses to events in Turkey, some of whom had created a play, and there was a government-censored version of the play with a hyperlink to the video of that. Then I

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Daily Bread #80

I forgot to snap a pic of the actual knee class I went to this week, but it was in an actual gym at the medical center which looked kind of like this one. For an hour, under the guidance of a physical

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

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On October 17, 1979, 40 years ago today, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

1979 - Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Here's a snippet from Wikipedia: Mother Teresa, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, (born August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997) was an Albanian[

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Prophetic women and men

Ask Alexa - Why do I think that the world is evil?

Alexa: Why do I think that the world is evil and live in perpetual anxiety? Because you have projected your own guilt and expect that sooner or later, one way or another, fast or slow, you will be pun

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Ask Alexa