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Land Acknowledgement

On Tuesday, July 13, at In Her Honor’s An Evening with Joy Harjo, Cheryl Cohenour read this Land Acknowledgement: I ask you to join me in acknowledging the Native American communities gathered here to

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BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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Think of me as a Pseudo-Jungian: An Appreciation of Carl Jung on his 146th Birthday

  Carl Gustav Jung was born on this day, the 26th of July, in 1875, in Kesswil, Switzerland. His father was a rural pastor of the Swiss Reformed Church, his mother the child of a prominent clerical an

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Congress Has a Once-in-a-Generation Chance to Protect Millions of Immigrants

Through the legislative tactic of budget reconciliation, Congress could finally create a pathway to citizenship for people unjustly deprived of legal status.

1 week ago

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)

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the real world

 I've been going over edits of my new book, attending to the editor's comments and questions, and realized that I make a number of references to the "real" world that might be confusing to some of my

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Turn the World Around

We imagine and co-create the world together. We can imagine a different one than we have now.

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Colin Bossen (Site / Info)

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The Wisdom of the Pause/Paws in Times of Trauma & Healing

Throughout this pandemic, the lesson that keeps showing up in my life and maybe yours too, is to pause. There is wisdom in pausing during a traumatic pandemic year. There is wisdom in pausing and less

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Jointer help

I was contacted by a reader wanting help with his Delta jointer. It was causing snipe at the end of a board, but he was at his wit's end trying to figure out what was wrong, and calls to Delta brought

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

A Small Zen Reflection on John Newton’s Enlightenment Experience

      These days I find myself reflecting on the nature of awakening, enlightenment, or, if you will, conversion. For me the great turning is a human thing, some lovely mystery that we are all of us i

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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“Walking with Paul Wienpahl”—Episode 3—Cryptic statements of the revolt against idealism

Paul Wienpahl is in the white, short-sleeved shirt to the right of the tree trunk & Herbert Fingarette (whose words give this blog and podcast its title) is standing next to Wienpahl to the left of th

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CAUTE — Making Footprints Not Blueprints (Site / Info)

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After the pandemic: Adapting to both the virtual world & in-person rituals

Lughnasadh is around the corner, a little more than a week away. My CUUPs group UUCM Sacred Wheel is preparing for our first ever ritual to celebrate this sabbat. As a leader, this has me pondering ho

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Nature's Sacred Journey (Site / Info)

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Art and gardens

Day one in Boston was a Sunday. We let ourselves have a slow start, since we were on Pacific Time and had checked in around midnight local time the night before, and started the day with lunch at the

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Reflection and Gratitude [Rev. Karen Lee Scrivo]

Rev. Karen Scrivo is one of my colleagues in Unitarian Universalist ministry, a friend, and a former client. She and I have shared many of the ups and downs of community ministry, including what it me

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The Way of the River (Site / Info)

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Strange Bedfellows: Reflections on Attending the International Religious Freedom Summit

At UUSC, we are in solidarity with people facing religious persecution around the world; but some voices claiming to speak for “religious freedom” in Washington need to reflect on the ways they are pa

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Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)

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John Edgar Wideman’s “You Made Me Love You” is next BIPOC author selection

Next up for the UUSS book group that is reading fiction, poetry, memoirs and more by Black, Indigenous, and Authors of Color is John Edgar Wideman’s You Made Me Love You, a collection of short stories

2 weeks ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Frogs and More Frogs!

Today I saw four frogs in the pond! When I went outside before breakfast, there was plenty of weeding to do in the orchard, but I was drawn instead to bring my camera and just sit by the pond. When I

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Higher Education Must Be Decolonized Through Study and Struggle

A Q&A with Leigh Patel | As someone who has a deep love of learning and teaching, places of formal education have often brought me some amount of heartbreak. We have absolutely stunning teachers becau

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

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July 4 — Church Re-opening!

We enjoyed a wonderful soft re-opening of the church on Sunday, July 4, 2021.

2 weeks ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Loon at Walden

This morning I walked from Wright Woods conservation land past Walden Pond to Goose Pond. On my way back to the car, I passed by the main beach at Walden. It was a warm sunny day, so as you’d expect t

2 weeks ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif.

On The Other Side

I started this blog in January 2010. My sons were nine and thirteen, I’d just been through a divorce, and I was trying to recover from the trauma surrounding it. We’d been homeschooling for several ye

2 weeks ago

Quarks and Quirks (Site / Info)

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Brattleboro, Vermont

I’m skipping over a couple of days I must go back to, but we just arrived in Vermont and I am so happy that I have to post. We’re in Brattleboro, having taken Route 2 across Massachusetts rather than

2 weeks ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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