NOT BLOGS Other random sites.
BLOGROLL (updated April 2018)
Arts and culture
- Children and Books — Children’s librarian Abby Kingsbury on libraries and cats (infrequent updates).
- Hoarded Ordinaries — Lorianne, still blogging after all these years.
- Indran Amirthanayagam, poet — A trilingual poet living abroad.
- Letter Writers Alliance — People who still write letters. You know, those things on paper.
- Poetry Daily — A new poem each day.
- Better Rail Travel — Advocates for more passenger rail in U.S.
- Botany Photo of the Day — Pretty plant pics from UBC.
- Botany Professor — My favorite posts are the ones on Florida bryophytes.
- Fish Island — Ah, those were the days.
- Flowscapes — Carol Steinfeld on ecological pollution prevention issues and more.
- Nature Notes | Sitka Nature — A naturalist blogs about Sitka, Alaska.
- Boston in 1775 — Writer J. L. Bell on the American Revolution in and around Boston.
- The Way of Improvement Leads Home — Historian John Fea on American history, religion, and politics.
- Religious Education Association — Progressive religious education since 1903.
- Thinking, Learning, Teaching — Joe Chee on education.
- Heretic, Rebel, a Thing To Flout — Liberal religion, dissent, labor, and leftist politics in the U.S.
- Our Bodies, Our Blog — Boston Women’s Health Collective blog.
- From the Front of the Choir — Choral director Chris Rowbury on choral singing.
- Iron Tongue of Midnight — Critic Lisa Hirsch on classical music
- Musical Assumptions — Composer Elaine Fine on new music.
- The Rest Is Noise — Critic Alex Ross on new music.
- Newsletter of the Sacred Harp Publishing Co. — Singers and scholars write about shape note singing from The Sacred Harp.
- Indian Philosophy Blog — Group blog on Indian philosophy.
- Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog — Mostly news about academia, but with regular philosophical posts.
- Logic Matters — Peter Smith of Cambridge University on logic, music, and more.
- Warp, Weft, and Way — Chinese philosophy blog.
- Caute — Sermons and photos from an English Unitarian, Andrew Brown.
- Century Blogs — Blog network of The Christian Century magazine.
- Congregational Consulting — Former Alban experts hold forth (look at the sidebar).
- East of Midnight — Kim Hampton’s refreshing take on liberal religion.
- Faces in the Mirror — Rabbi Michael, an old friend.
- Forbidden Gospels — April DeConick on non-canonical Christian texts.
- Religious Imagineer — Rev. Jim Friedrich, a friend and progressive Christian.
- Warren Throckmorton — Psychology professor, evangelical Christian, whistleblower.
- Rev. Scott Wells — Scott’s blog on Universalism and liberal Christianity.
- UUpdates — Unitarian Universalist blog aggregator.
- Wild Hunt — Mostly news and analysis relating to Neo-Paganism.
- Ansible — David Langford’s venerable fanzine.
- Charlie’s Diary — Charles Stross and friends.
- eFanzines — Get your fanzine fix online; no hectographs need apply.
- Fantasy and Science Fiction — Author e-interviews, etc.
- Kirkus Reviews on SF — Reviews by a trusted source.
- Locus — Trade magazine for the sf field.
- Will Shetterly — Science fiction author and leftist.
RELIGION LINKS (updated April 2018)
- Pluralism Project — Tracking world religions in the U.S.; careful and balanced articles.
- 101 Zen Stories — The 1919 collection compiled by Nyogen Senzaki.
- Internet Sacred Text Archive — Comprehensive selection of public domain translations of major religious texts.
- Oremus Bible browser — My fave Bible search engine, with NRSV and KJV.
- Koran — An older translation with decent search engine.
- Theoi Greek Mythology — Texts on ancient Greek religions.
- Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto — Where I serve as associate minister of religious education.
- Unitarian Universalist Association — The denomination with which I am affiliated.
- Biographies of famous Unitarians, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalists — Best UU bio site.
- LREDA — Liberal Religious Educator’s Association.
- ICUU — International Council of Unitarians and Universalists
- Friends General Conference — Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the unprogrammed tradition.
- Reform Judaism — Reform Judaism in the U.S.
- Reconstructing Judaism — Reconstructionist Judaism in the U.S.
- Quaker Theology — Online journal.
The American Transcendentalists online
In addition to the resources below, see also: American Transcendentalism Web
- Louisa May Alcott, Hospital Sketches — Non-fiction work, Project Gutenberg edition in epub and plain text.
- Emily Dickinson, Poems — Project Gutenberg edition in epub and plain text.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Complete Works — Along with other RWE information.
- Margaret Fuller, Woman in the Nineteenth Century — Project Gutenberg edition in epub and plain text.
- Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Education in the Home, the Kindergarten, and the Primary School — Project Gutenberg edition in epub and plain text.
- Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Record of a School — Peabody’s account of Bronson Alcott’s school, Internet Archive edition
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden — Project Gutenberg edition in epub and plain text.
- Jones Very, Essays and Poems — Page images at Making of America Web site.
- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass — Multiple editions.
- Hosea Ballou, Treatise on Atonement — The definitive statement of classic North American Universalism, 1805.
- William Elley Channing, Unitarian Christianity — One of the first sermons to claim the name Unitarian; 1819.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Divinity School Address — Key statement of Transcendentalist Unitarianism, 1838.
- Theodore Parker, The Transient and Permanent in Christianity — Key statement of Transcendentalist Unitarianism; 1841.
- John Dietrich, early works on humanism — Sermons, pamphlets, etc., by an early humanist (non-theist) Unitarian, 1910s
MISCELLANY (updated April, 2018)
- Tales of Plush Cthulhu — Watch out, Ms. Kitty Fluffington.
- Gmaps Pedometer — Calculate distance of walking/running/biking routes using Google Maps.
- Inflation calculator — Using CPI data from Historical Statistics of the United States and Statistical Abstracts of the U.S.
- Political Compass — More than left and right.
- Walk Score — Walkable neighborhoods, based on Google Maps.