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Mayor Says Women Can’t Lead Prayer

A city official who only selects prayer leaders who meet his own religious criteria is not representing all his city – he’s subtly trying to establish his own religion, in fact if not in law. If Eric

6 days ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Annabelle Walk vlog #59 Multiple dogs

Video ends abruptly. The brindle pitte in the video turned out to be friendly.

6 days ago

A Perfect World (Site / Info)

A Footnote on the Spinoza Problem

    I’ve just finished Irvin Yalom’s novel, the Spinoza Problem. It’s one of those “novels of ideas,” and a lovely example. Irvin Yalom is no doubt best known as as an academic and principal theorist

6 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Daily Bread #112

Loma Alto means “high hill” in Spanish, which was the first European language spoken in this area. Loma Alta is the second highest peak in Marin County, California at 1592 feet.  The proper spelling i

6 days ago

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

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Manuals of Faith and Duty revisited

I don’t know where people get all this time to read; I’m lucky to scratch out ten pages a day. So that prompts me to shorter books and that reminded me of an article I wrote in 2008 about a set of ele

6 days ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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Working Remotely Isn’t Just About the Work

Being remote doesn’t mean being disconnected. At Automattic, we find different ways to socialize and connect.

1 week ago

The WordPress.com Blog (Site / Info)

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Bench dog holes

I'm building a small workbench from a leftover slab of maple and using dovetailed drawers taken from one of my earlier household projects that was decommissioned. This morning I began drilling dog hol

1 week ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Forgotten Heroes No More: The Golden Thirteen Who Broke the Navy’s Color Barrier

A Q&A with Dan C. Goldberg | I stumbled upon an obituary for one of the men, and it mentioned the Golden Thirteen. It was not something I had ever heard of before, and I was curious. I had passing fam

1 week ago

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

History Race and Ethnicity in America Bella Sanchez Dan C. Goldberg The Golden Thirteen

The Birth of Ms. Kitty

When I was married, we had an old VW bus in which we traversed Colorado and parts west and east.  My husband loved the idea of communicating with the semi drivers who plied the interstates, so he boug

1 week ago

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

Oscar’s Ghost Discussion

I’ve had a lot of requests to share this talk that I did a couple of weeks ago. I apologize that it was recorded in grid mode, so I’m not as central on the screen as I probably should be. I have uploa

1 week ago

Story and Self (Site / Info)

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The Parable of the Second Samaritan

View the online service at 10 am, Sunday on our YouTube Channel. You may also access the service from our Live! or Facebook pages. Presented by Rev. John Cullinan, Tina DeYoe, and Nylea Butler-Moore 

1 week ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Audio service, May 24, 2020

The full text of the service for the Sixth Sunday after Easter, follows. low bandwidth users might want to download and unzip the lower-quality audio file. Higher-quality audio: Download: Lower-qualit

1 week ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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Do Bad Times Really Make Good Art?

Good art helps us understand the bad times in which we live. It comforts us, inspires us, and challenges us. Let’s share the good art we find. And if we can’t find what we need, let’s go make it ourse

1 week ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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“The Church Has Left the Building”

I like to joke that I moved to Florida to get out of serving on the Board of Trustees at my home congregation in Tennessee. It isn’t entirely true. What is true is that I had just been elected to the

1 week ago

The Journey So Far (Site / Info)

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Cat in a Box: Strike a Pose

Our cat Billie posing in the box for me, just for fun. (These are posted in the order in which I took them, as she moved around the box.)    

1 week ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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THE CONNOISSEUR OF SADNESS: Exploring The Hurt & the Healing of Our Lives Through a Zen Koan

      THE CONNOISSEUR OF SADNESS Exploring The Hurt & the Healing of Our Lives Through a Zen Koan James Ishmael Ford The Story Our founding ancestor was facing the wall. A student on the intimate way,

1 week ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


“To be quiet in the hands of the marvellous”—an intra-active meditation on part of Ammons' poem, “Essay on Poetics”

READINGS/VIDEO: “Three Minute Theory: What is Intra-Action?” by Stacey Kerr, Erin Adams, & Beth Pittard Transcription:   Intra-action: a term that comes to us from feminist physicist Karen Barad. Bara

1 week ago

CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Who is the antagonist in the church?

It’s hard to know and important to know. Kenneth Haugk’s classic Antagonists in the Church: How to Identify and Deal with Destructive Conflict gives us this guidepost: What is church antagonism? It is

1 week ago

Nobody Expects The Johnnieish Exposition! (Site / Info)

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A Bad Bet

Freedom of and Freedom from Religion Coronavirus If you want to go out and take the risk of getting coronavirus by not wearing a mask, not physical distancing, not taking sanitary precautions…that is

1 week ago

spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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Welcome to Chaos Manor

Beginning back in the 1980s, science fiction writer Jerry Pournelle wrote a column for BYTE magazine called “Computing at Chaos Manor” which consisted mostly of entertaining accounts of his struggles

1 week ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif. New media