Academic Purgatory →
An undocumented scholar earned his Ph.D. What next?
Compassion is a deep desire to see others relieved of suffering; love is the...– @DalaiLama (via uujo)
Imperfect as we are, may we be grateful to those imperfections & to being...– Naomi King - Twitter: @revnaomi (via chalicelight)
Prepare the way for those running for their lives; make room & gather them...– Naomi King - Twitter: @revnaomi (via chalicelight)
Ethical Eating Blog Post →
There is love like a small lamp, which goes out when the oil is consumed; or...– Saint Isaac of Ninevah (via revnaomiking)
The oppression of any people for opinion’s sake has rarely had any other effect...– Hosea Ballou (Universalist, minister, controversialist)
I will act as if what I do makes a difference.– William James (via psdlund)
Sentimental Mass Murderer | Common Dreams →
The Humanist rarely loses the feeling of at-homeness in the universe. The...– A. Eustace Haydon (Unitarian Universalist, Humanist, educator)
The Two-spirited ones
The two following posts came up as I grieve the death of a woman I did not know. I felt sad that my cousin’s son had committed suicide about 10 day ago. My heart broke a week later when my mom revealed that my cousin Albert was actually Vanessa. With the shame of me being lesbian, and Vanessa being transgendered, in my mother’s generation, we never knew of each other. Yet for years and...
The 'two-spirit' people of indigenous North... →
harvestheart: Native Americans have often held intersex, androgynous people, feminine males and masculine females in high respect.
Robert Reich: The Growing Desperation of the... →
robertreich: The much-vaunted Republican pledge not to raise any taxes is crumbling. Today 34 Senate Republicans voted to end the special tax breaks for ethanol. According to no-tax-increase purists like Grover Norquist, this is tantamount to a tax increase. The truth is, Republicans are divided between…
There is in every human heart Some not completely barren part, Where seeds of...– Sir John Bowring (Unitarian, hymnist, statesman, reformer)
Seven Republican Dwarfs - Robert Scheer's Columns... →
Love this. Not physical stature, but intellectual.
(F)a(i)theist: The Red Sea →
faitheist: Welcome to the new website for my forthcoming memoir, (F)a(i)theist: How One Atheist Learned to Overcome the Religious-Secular Divide, and Why Atheists and the Religious Must Work Together (working title, Beacon Press 2012). This book, which chronicles my experiences as a former evangelical…
Jerry Brito: Top ten myths about introverts →
jerrybrito: Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days. Myth #2 – Introverts are shy. Shyness has nothing to…
Some Arsenic With That Supermarket Chicken? |... →
We are not going to hear the whole story in the mainstream media.
Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a...– Gregory Boyle, Tattoos of the Heart (via revnaomiking)
Robert Reich: The Stalled Recovery, Smoke and... →
robertreich: The Dow ended the week below 12,000 for the first time since March. This is the sixth straight week of downs for the Dow. It’s almost as bad over at the Nasdaq. All the gains racked up in 2011 have now been erased. What’s going on? The real economy is catching up with the financial economy, as…
I am made up of the world I inhabit. Thus, I am responsible to nurture the...– Galen Guengerich (Unitarian Universalist, minister, theologian, activist)
Plant the future one tree at a time. May we care for the future passionately...– Naomi King - Twitter: @revnaomi (via chalicelight)
Bill Moyers on the Independent Media →
An interview by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!
Covenant is an agreement made between parties, not a statement by an individual...– Conrad Wright (Unitarian Universalist, minister, historian)
HarvestHeart: Eshun →
harvestheart: Twenty monks and one nun, who was named Eshun, were practicing meditation with a certain Zen master. Eshun was very pretty even though her head was shaved and her dress plain. Several monks secretly fell in love with her. One of them wrote her a love letter, insisting upon a private meeting.
Stories Like This →
Are why I stopped listening to, and relying on NPR for my news. The “R” party has done almost nothing but introduce anti-abortion legislation on the federal and state level, and has all but declare war on unions and the social safety net that they call “entitlements.” The “D” party hasn’t done much better, so no jobs are being created. Yet NPR, in...