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Links to Web Sites
Religion -- Unitarian Universalism -- Other religious liberals -- Religious texts online -- Religious tolerance
Arts and culture -- Words -- Pictures -- Sound -- Other
Local sites -- Greater New Bedford -- Justice & ecojustice -- Downtown New Bedford
News -- International -- Local
Outdoors and ecology -- Birding -- Simple living and ecology
Links to Blogs
Blogs: Religion -- Unitarian Universalist blogs -- Other liberal religious blogs
Blogs: Arts and Culture -- Writers and photographers -- Miscellany (including ukuleles)
Blogs: Science --
Non-existent blogs --
Web: Unitarian Universalism
- First Unitarian Church in New Bedford Where I serve as parish minister.
- Unitarian Universalist Association The denomination with which I am affiliated.
- Biographies of famous Unitarians, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalists Best of several UU bio sites.
- Hymns of the Spirit Three Gender neutral hymns from the 1937 Unitarian Universalist hymnal.
Web: Other religious liberals
- Friends General Conference Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the uprogrammed tradition.
- Quaker Universalist Fellowship Site for Friends with universalist leanings.
- Reform Judaism With links to the synagogue arm of the movement, as well as rabbis, schools, etc.
Web: Religious Tolerance
- Pluralism Project World religions in your home town.
- New Religious Movements Uneven quality, facts not always checked, criteria for what constitutes a NRM too loose. Still the best Web site on this topic
Web: Transcendentalist texts online
- Walden by Henry David Thoreau Older standard text with good search engine.
- The works of Ralph Waldo Emerson Along with other RWE information.
- Emily Dickinson Includes links to Dickinson's poetry.
- Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, multiple editions.
Web: Unitarian and Universalist texts online
- "Unitarian Christianity" Seminal sermon by William Ellery Channing, 1819.
- "Divinity School Address" R. W. Emerson: the Transcendentalist revolution hits Unitarianism, 1838.
- "The Transient and Permanent in Christianity" Theodore Parker's 1841 sermon.
- "Treatise on Atonement" Hosea Ballou defines Universalism, 1805 (still under construction).
Web: More religious texts online
- Sacred texts of the world's religions Fairly comprehensive selection of texts.
- Bible browser Bible search engine with New Revised Standard Version and King James.
- Koran An older translation with decent search engine. Another translation.
Web: ARTS AND CULTURE
- Folktale and story links Links to public domain stories.
- Horn Book Magazine The preeminent review of children's lit.
- Moby-Dick Melville's classic at a bare-bones site.
- Poetry Daily High-quality poem each day.
- Project Gutenberg 16,000 books online, all free.
- Pudd'nhead Wilson The masterpiece by Mark Twain.
- Young readers texts Public domain texts from UVA.
- Futurama News Can't get enough Futurama? Try this site.
- Tales of Plush Cthulhu Watch out, Ms. Kitty Fluffington....
- xkcd A webcomic with math, snark, and geeky love.
- abc Tune collections Links to lots of collections of music in abc notation.
- Art of the States Mostly U.S. classical music from the past 30 years.
- Digitization project at UCSB Early wax cylinder redordings online.
- U B U W E B Avant garde music, art, literature.
- Shape note singing Links to resources.
Web: Other arts and culture
Web: LOCAL SITES
Web: Greater New Bedford
- Allen's Pond Wildlife Sanctuary In Dartmouth, Mass.
- craigslist south coast Free classifieds and community.
- Horseneck Beach State Park Sun, sand, and birds.
- Lloyd Center Environmental education and advocacy.
- Moby-Dick: The Marathon Annual non-stop reading of Melville's book.
- New Bedford weather National Weather Service data and forecast.
Web: Justice in Massachusetts and beyond
"Think globally, act locally." National and local organizations supporting justice and ecojustice in my region.
- Appalachian Mountain Club Conservation and appreciation.
- Southeastern Mass chapter of AMC.
- Coalition for Buzzard's Bay Watershed association for the region.
- Heifer Project Ending hunger with sustainable agriculture worldwide.
- Overlook Farm Heifer Project learning center in Massachusetts.
- Lloyd Center for Environmental Studies Local environmental education group.
- Mass Audubon Wildlife habitat protection, nature education, environmental advocacy.
- Marriage Equality Coalition of the Southcoast Regional group for equal marriage.
- National Organization for Women Reproductive justice, economic justice, equal marriage rights in U.S.
- Northeast Organic Farming Association Promoting sustainable agriculture in northeastern U.S.
- Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry Equal marriage rights in Massachusetts.
- The Trustees of Reservations Land trust preserving habitat and landscape in Massachusetts.
Web: Downtown New Bedford (our neighborhood)
- AHA! Night Monthly arts night downtown.
- Cafe Arpeggio Our fave lunch place.
- College of Visual and Performing Arts Downtown campus of UMass Dartmouth (with arts calendar).
- Downtown New Bedford, Inc. Lots more links from this site.
- Gallery X Local artist's coop gallery.
- New Bedford Whaling Museum Can't go wrong with two whale skeletons.
- New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park All about whaling, of course.
- Port of New Bedford General info about the port.
- BBC News International perspective.
- New Bedford Standard-Times The local newspaper of record. It's mediocre, but it's all we have.
Web: OUTDOORS AND ECOLOGY
- Audubon Christmas Bird Counts Code for New Bedford is MANF.
- BIRDEAST archives Latest posts of rare bird alerts.
- MASSBIRD archives Latest posts to birding email list.
- New Bedford Breeding Atlas Code for New Bedford blocks: 1604, 1605, 1606 (south to north).
- Nor'easters and seabirds Pelagic birds associated with storms.
- Voice of Audubon Transcripts of all Mass. rare bird alerts.
Web: Simple Living and Ecology
- Center for a New American Dream Some good programs and initiatives on simple living.
- Earth Charter International document on values and principles for sustainable living.
- Forum on Religion and Ecology Eco-theological perspectives of world religions.
- Meatrix Leo Pig meets Moofius, takes a pill, finds out what the farm he lives on is really like...
- Store Wars Cuke Skywalker joins the plucky Organic Rebellion.
- Ecowaters My partner's site. Check out her link to Liquid Gold.
- The Wayback Machine View archives of Web sites from 1996-now.
- Inflation calculator Using CPI data from Historical Statistics of the United States and Statistical Abstracts of the U.S.
Blogs: Liberal religion
Blogs come and go. See my blog for an up-to-the-minute list of liberal religion blogs. Here are a few classic Unitarian Universalist blogs to get you started.
- Left Coast Unitarian Leftist non-theist.
- Never Say Never to Your Traveling Self (Hafidha Sofia) Hip commentary.
- Phil's Little Blog on the Prairie Religious education, family ministry.
- Arbitrary Marks (CK) Great stuff on philosophy of religion and more.
- Boy in the Bands (Scott Wells) Erudite & sometimes incendiary.
- Philocrites (Chris Walton) By an editor of the denominational magazine.
Blogs: ARTS & CULTURE
Blogs of writers and photographers (alphbetical order by author's name)
Blogs come and go. See my blog for an up-to-the-minute list of more blogs in this category.
- writewrite (Jean Harper) Writing, teaching, documentary work, the Midwest.
- The Diary of Samuel Pepys Phil Gyford posts a new entry each day from Samuel Pepys's diary.
- Today's Image (Dick Rodgers) Excellent photo blog.
Blogs on arts and culture
- Alison Knits Just what it says.
- Arts and Letters Daily New links added daily, wide range.
- Children and Books Children's literature and books, from a public librarian.
- Read Roger The editor of Horn Book magazine comments on children's lit.
- 10,000 Birds A couple of birders trying to see all 10,000 world bird species.
- Botany Photo of the Day Photo blog of plants at the U British Columbia Web site.
- Good Math, Bad Math My favorite posts are "Books for young mathgeeks."
- Invasive Species Weblog A biologist on invasive species (it's worse than you thought).
Blogs: I haven't found but wish existed
Since I first posted this list two years ago, lots of my wishes have come true, as noted below....
A blog record of people doing Fluxus-like happenings. (I couldn't wait on this, so I actually did this on my own blog once.)
Or I'd settle for a blog by conceptual artist On Kawara: "I got up at 7:18." "I got up at 9:23." Etc.
A photoblog of a plush cat who travels and goes sailing (hi, Kate and Richard).
A blog with a Dickens-like ongoing fictional story. (OK, "Chasing Windmills" [R.I.P.] started us off and now we have several video blogs that do just this.)
A blog written by Plush Cthulhu. (Such a blog existed for a while, now gone.)
A blog written from an animal's point of view. (OK, this one does exist, but watch out for foul [and fowl] language.)