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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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
Through the legislative tactic of budget reconciliation, Congress could finally create a pathway to citizenship for people unjustly deprived of legal status.
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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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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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
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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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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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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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
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
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
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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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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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We enjoyed a wonderful soft re-opening of the church on Sunday, July 4, 2021.
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
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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
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