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U.S. Patent No. 1—Humdrum Need the Mother of Invention

Samuel Hopkin's patent with the original signatures.  The date and number in the top right of the page were added after the Patent Act of 1836. On July 31, 1790 President George Washington affixed his

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

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Habitat for Humanity Build Sign-Ups: Sept. 12, Oct. 9

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A time-travel Black Mountain College “Extension Course”—a further brief piece of autobiography

In 1983 I was 18 and, as during that year I had not done at all well in my A-levels, getting only two “E” grades in English Literature and History, I was living at home without the chance of a place a

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CAUTE — Making Footprints Not Blueprints (Site / Info)

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Shaping God

“Despite it all, God is change. And despite how painful, this change is holy. As I repeat these words to myself, grounding myself in the divinity of this only lasting truth, more of Octavia [Butler]’s

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Online All-Ages Worship (1 August 2021)

Please join us on Sunday (1 August 2021) at 11:00 AM for “Transform the Pain” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell. Our service will be livestreamed on Facebook Live here. Watch for our weekly email announcements

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Announcements – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

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Online Adult Religious Education — 1 August 2021

Please join us on Sunday (1 August 2021) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom. We have completed our White Fragility book study group using the book by Robin DiAngelo. Continuin

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Dialogue on Race — August 2021 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

Our August 2021 Give-Away-the-Plate recipient Shreveport YWCA’s  Dialogue on Race program in memory of Thomas Ratcliff. Dialogue on Race is a program of structured weekly conversations in small groups

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No Online Religious Education for Children on 1 August 2021 — Next Event TBA

Our Sunday afternoon Zoom religious education class for children will take a break on 1 August 2021. As the COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread in our community and seems to affect children mor

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Announcements – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

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First Sunday Food Pantry Day (1 August 2021)

Melissa Lewis will be at the church parking lot this Sunday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 PM to collect food and other items for the Noel United Methodist Church Food Pantry. For this month, they are re

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UU Young Adults Take Action to Stop Line 3

A delegation of young UU activists and partners are showing up in solidarity with the Indigenous-led movement to shut down a planet-warming pipeline extension.

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Column: Keeping Time

In an essay filled with the blooming imagery of her garden, Sheri Barker considers time and how we move thorugh it. Continue reading Column: Keeping Time at The Wild Hunt.

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What the New York Times Just Got Wrong About the ADA

By Ben Mattlin | On July 25, 2021, a day before the thirty-first anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the New York Times Magazine published a story about the proliferation of ADA

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Black Troops Slaughtered in the First SNAFU—The Battle of the Crater

This Battle of the Crater souvenir post card was sold for decades around the Virginia battle field.  For all I know glossy print versions may still be available.  Like many depictions of the battle it

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

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Discomfort

We can recognize discomfort as a sign of growth. We can recognize discomfort as a sign that we are being asked to do something new. For those of us who move through the world with some measure of priv

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Italian Bronze Age Water Ritual Chamber Found

A recent discovery in the Po River Valley of Northern Italy dating to Terramare Bronze Age Culture suggests a ritual use of water. Continue reading Italian Bronze Age Water Ritual Chamber Found at The

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Drawings

I’ve been doing a lot of drawing during this vacation. Everything we see is so beautiful. Sometimes I draw from life, in this case trying to squeeze in a recognizable sketch of the resident dog at the

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Return to Krypton

  My 2010 UU World article needs an update. Like many people not considered essential workers, I experienced the pandemic as an ambiguous gift of unexpected free time. With both responsibilities and d

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Free and Responsible Search (Site / Info)

Soft serve done right

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Almost done...

Yesterday I went through my personal library of old books, listing some by title, author, publisher and date for use in the bibliography of my new book.  The list is long so I'll do some weeding and t

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The Man Who Remembered—Booth Tarkington

                                   Booth Tarkington as a young writer. Booth Tarkington , the American novelistand dramatist, was born on July 29, 1869 into a comfortable, upper middle class family in

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