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Les Rencontres d’Arles

The entire reason why we’re in Arles is to attend Les Rencontres d’Arles. It is a three month long international photography festival, now celebrating its fiftieth year. Throughout the festival, the c

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Colin Bossen: Preacher, Writer, Organizer (Site / Info)

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Wellsprings and the Call to Hospitality

If you’re lucky enough to live someplace with wholesome running water, go ahead, turn on a tap, fill a cup, turn off the tap, and drink mindfully, attentive to the gift of good water and how dependent

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The Wonderment (Site / Info)

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Wonder of Wonders as we meet adversity may we breathe, open our...

Wonder of Wonders as we meet adversity may we breathe, open our hearts, and keep choosing compassion

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Beloved teach us wisdom to discern what we may offer today for...

Beloved teach us wisdom to discern what we may offer today for goodness’ sake and then go forth and make that offering

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Melbourne’s Haunted Bookshop lease not renewed because of landlord’s “spiritual beliefs”

A famous occult bookstore in Melbourne Australia is being forced to close because of landlord's spiritual beliefs. Continue reading Melbourne’s Haunted Bookshop lease not renewed because of landlord’s

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Washtub bass

Steve lent me his washtub bass, so I could take it home and try to learn to play it. Steve’s washtub bass is simplicity itself: a 15 gallon galvanized washtub with a hole drilled in the center of the

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Libuse Jarcovjakova

We spent the majority of our first day in Arles with Libuse Jarcovjakova. She’s an old friend of my parents and for years she’s met with my father’s students in Prague to show them her work and give t

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Colin Bossen: Preacher, Writer, Organizer (Site / Info)

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Who’s Afraid of the “Big Bad” Identity Politics?

Let’s play the word association game. Come now. It’ll be fun !Peanut : Butter. Instagram : Celebrity. Identity politics : Divisive.Wait. Let’s back up. Divisive? That word has been coming up lately wh

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

History Politics and Current Events white fragility Race and Ethnicity in America Jeanne Theoharis A More Beautiful and Terrible History Crystal Fleming How to Be Less Stupid About Race Robin DiAngelo

Summer Fundraiser for The REAL Program hosted by Promise the Children

.   Promise the Children invites you to our annual Summer Fundraiser in support of The REAL Program! When: Friday, August 2nd from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Where: Promise the Children | 58 Winter Street | Nahan

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News – Promise the Children (Site / Info)

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Daily Bread #65 (On the Road)

Last week on vacation.  Damn, it has been fun.  After Canada, we visited friends in Portland and then headed down the Oregon Coast.  One more night on the road and then we are home.  I am thrilled at

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

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ready for day 4.

I am preparing for day four of my box making class at ESSA. At lunch today we talked about the decline in the relationship between people and the overabundance of things in their lives. We are overwhe

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

“Who ever knew truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?” 

John Milton, the great Puritan apostle of freedom, epitomized (free) faith in discussion in those ringing words that are always quoted when freedom of printing and of speech seems threatened: “Who eve

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Stone By Stone (Site / Info)

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Drawing complex images

Recent sketches have brought me face to face with a big challenge in my drawing: how to portray very complex, detailed objects without showing every detail and while still conveying their general appe

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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The Future Will Not Be Easy But It Can Be Beautiful

There are empty and hurting places in our lives and they aren’t going to go away. Let’s fill them with beauty, whether your beauty takes the form of rainbows and sunshine, or guitars and synthesizers

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Emma Lazarus and Those Quaint Words of Immigrant Welcome

Emma Lazarus as a young woman. Note— As we gather on Friday evening at hundreds of Lights for Liberty rallies and vigils for immigrants being held in detention/concentration camps and terrorized by Tr

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

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Wisdom may we give thanks for our lives, for what we bring, for...

Wisdom may we give thanks for our lives, for what we bring, for the mysteries, and for the chance to practice discernmen

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Of Sun and Shadow – A Recentering Reading for Summer

I’m a big fan of working with the prevailing energy present in a season or situation rather than fighting against it.  The energy right now is growth. It’s brightness... If we lean in to that outward-

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Nature's Sacred Journey (Site / Info)

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A Unitarian Universalist Pipeline to the Right?

In the past few months, I’ve become more active in online Unitarian Universalist circles. Mostly this has been a new Discord chat server that’s mostly attracted young adults, “UU curious” people looki

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Like a Bite of Madeleine: Marcel Proust & His Zen Koan

    It was on this day, the 10th of July, 1871, that Valentin Louis Georges Eugene Marcel Proust was born in Paris. His was a well to do family, his father Catholic, his mother Jewish. It is said that

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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UUSC Attends the First World Forum on Climate Justice

Reflections from UUSC's presence at the first World Forum on Climate Justice, discussing our partnerships with Indigenous and First peoples affected by climate change.

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Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)

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