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Central Indiana Woodworkers

I leave by air on Wednesday to spend 3 days with the Central Indiana Woodworkers teaching short classes. I begin with an evening session with their monthly meeting. Coffee and Cookies begin at 6:30 PM

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

A First Day at the Fringe

A review of my first day at the Edinburgh Fringe.

2 days ago

Colin Bossen (Site / Info)

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A Mind Bubble Regarding Lawrence of Arabia on his One Hundred and Thirty-Fourth Birthday

      Thomas Edward Lawrence was born today, the 16th of August, in 1888, in Wales. The family situation was, well, complicate. He read, as they say, history at Jesus College, Oxford. Taking his degre

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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All Are Worthy and the Gods Are For Everyone

Gatekeeping the divine is not just a Christian problem. But you need no one’s permission to approach the Gods, or to approach any God. What happens after that is between you and Them and no one else.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Pagan Community Notes: Week of August 15, 2022

In this week's Pagan Community Notes: Rushdie attacked, Woman allegedly starts fire using "Wiccan spell book", Nemi Italy celebrates Nemoralia, the supermoon, and more news. Continue reading Pagan Com

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Reflecting on the Summer of Peace

This summer, we've explored our Peace Practices through our monthly themes. Enjoy this selection of services from the summer, as we look forward to Homecoming Sunday on September 11. The post Reflecti

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BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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The Evolution of Spiritual Experience

THE EVOLUTION OF SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE Rev. Kit Ketcham, PUUF, Aug. 14, 2022             As a junior high school teacher and counselor for 25 years in suburban Denver, I had plenty of stressful moments

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Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show (Site / Info)

Room In The Inn Is Back This Fall

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firstuunash.org (Site / Info)

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2021-2022 Giving Statements

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An Unexpected Moral Lesson on a Cheyenne Shopping Trip with Mom—Murfin Memoir

                                   The clipping that jarred a memory. It didn’t take much to jar the memory.   Stored long ago and jammed tightly in the closet of a dusty recess of my mind, it fell to

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

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The Zen Minister Considers the Assumptions of Mary

      In the Eastern Christian churches today, the 15th of August, is marked as the Dormition of the Theotokos. In the Roman calendar today is called the feast of the Assumption of Mary. In the Anglic

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Mandatory pronouns

Joshua Pederson, professor at Boston University, makes a good point in today’s Boston Globe. Several years ago, Pederson began all his classes by having students introduce themselves by saying their n

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Don’t call it the “Axial Age,” please

If you’ve ever referred to the “Axial Age,” Jack Tsonis, lecturer at the Graduate REsearch School, Western Sydney Univ., suggests you might want to stop. “Axial Age” is a term coined by Karl Jaspers t

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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The Right to Self-Determination Advances Haiti’s Recovery

The future of Haiti must be decided by the people of Haiti.

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Getty Museum will return Orpheus and the Sirens to Italy

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles will be returning illegally excavated artwork and other treasures to Italy, among them one of the museum's most prized pieces. Continue reading Getty Museum will return

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Weekly Bread# 183

Sometimes fog will obscure a view and you hope it will burn away. Other times you feel it as a blessing, cooling you off as you climb uphill on a trail with little shade. I don’t have a lot of wisdom,

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

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THE GOD OF DIRT A Reflection on the Spirituality of Mary Oliver

        THE GOD OF DIRTA Reflection on the Spirituality of Mary Oliver James Ishmael Ford I. Something came up out of the dark. It wasn’t anything I had ever seen before. It wasn’t an animal or a flow

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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All Your Faith and Doubts Welcome Here

What kind of place is a Unitarian Universalist church? What does it mean to call one's self a Unitarian Universalist?

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Yesterday I had a pleasant book signing and talk at the Fayetteville Public Library, and as is usually the case when speaking to the public, there were things afterwards that I wish I had said, but di

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The Villasur Expedition—When Empires Collided on the Remote Great Plains

A color enhanced central section of the Native American buffalo hide paintings showing the last stand of the Spanish.  Historians call it a remarkably accurate depiction. Long ago and far away two emp

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

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