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Ask Alexa - What is a forgivness opportunity?

Alexa: What is a forgiveness opportunity? It is the possibility of giving up the decision to make someone or something else responsible for your unhappiness. Alexa: Did you see what the beauty salon i

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Ask Alexa

Small decisions in negotiating systems add up.

T his comes from Harvard Business News tip of the day on 11/15/19. It applies to far more than just  business. Want to Create an Equitable Workplace? It’s the Small Decisions That Add Up When it comes

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Recognizing Systemic Racism (Site / Info)

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Witches’ Advice

Hello, Beloved – Pre-script – don’t forget to read the post-script! Today, I write about one aspect of what is sometimes called, “The Witches’ Pyramid.” It is a set of four ways of being, each associa

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The Way of the River (Site / Info)

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but not for a man

"The days may be equal for a clock, but not for a man."– Marcel Proust While we shuffle students through grades and classes, let's remember they are not clocks and should not be treated as such. They

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The Fight—A Cheyenne Murfin Memoir

Back then the culture took a sometimes amused, sometimes encouraging view of children fighting.  Boys will be boys, that sort of thing, and a feeling that it would "toughen 'em up"   and that the vict

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

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Conceited

“But the conceited man did not hear him. Conceited people never hear anything but praise.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry What helps you to maintain the humility necessary to accept criticism or the need

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Day 25ish

It’s been almost a month now of making art for a little while every day. I missed it on Tuesday, just tumbling into bed and not even remembering until morning that I’d meant to do some art. I also for

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Things I shared on November 15ths

At Aldi today, I came to the register soon after a homeless man who had not been able to wash in days or weeks or months. He smelled like capitalism. - Being a democratic socialist, I have yet to be c

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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The “Souls of Black Folk” Test

Unless something changes before I head off to AAR (American Academy of Religion) in San Diego next week, this will be the first year in more than a decade that I haven’t preached or been invited to pr

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Autumn archaeological discoveries across the United Kingdom

Some of the latest fascinating finds from across the United Kingdom: a Roman fort in Exeter, witch bottles in Northamptonshire, a casket made from fin whale bones, and more! Continue reading Autumn ar

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Thinking About that Problem We All Live With & What Love Actually Looks Like

    It was fifty-nine years ago today, on the 14th of November in 1960, that six-year old Ruby Bridges integrated the New Orleans Elementary School district. The photographs from that time are hard to

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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Mark Twain damns the idea of whiteness in Huckleberry Finn

I’m rereading Huckleberry Finn. This is one of the great lines of literature: “Dah you goes, de ole true Huck; de on'y white genlman dat ever kep' his promise to ole Jim.” Twain’s main target is white

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Things I shared on November 14ths

When I ask "Why do the children of the rich deserve to be given money, while the children of the poor do not?" rich people say we all can give to whoever we please. That's like being asked why someone

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Saturday, November 30 ~ Holiday Swap and Shop

Holiday Swap and Shop Saturday, November 30, 12-4pm Are you taking a pledge to Buy Nothing on Black Friday this year? Go one step further, and do some free holiday shopping at UCMH this Thanksgiving w

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Friday, November 22 ~ Pub Theology: Mixing Spirits with Spirit! ~ Meets at Berlin, 19Carter Venue

Pub Theology* Friday, November 22, 7-9pm * Takes place at the Berlin Community Center, 19 Carter Street, Berlin Center UCMH is delighted to reintroduce this popular program as a new collaboration with

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Sunday, November 17 ~ Gratitude: The Ground of Happiness with Special Guest, Rev. Stephen Shick

Gratitude:  The Ground of Happiness with Rev. Stephen Shick, Minister Emeritus Sunday, November 17, 10:30am “The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” — Mary Davis Thank you!  How often do we sa

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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UUSC Members Advance Justice in Many Ways: Steph Garber’s Work with the College Guild

A look at how a long-time UUSC member puts her values into action through volunteering.

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Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)

In Your Congregation

Looking for Black Votes

The 2020 presidential candidates are all clamoring for the black vote.  Even though Trump basically won the election with virtually no black support (Clinton had 88% of the black vote to Trump’s 8%[1]

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spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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children are not clocks

My students at the Clear Spring School are making clocks. But children are not clocks. They do not all mature at the same pace. Is this not obvious to the point that segregation of children rigidly in

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)