Top 10 Best Books Read in 2013

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The following are the top ten best books I’ve read since this time last year. The list is in alphabetical order by the author’s last name because agonizing over a precise order would take all the fun out of remembering these books:1. Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness: Each year, the Unitarian Universalist Association selects a “Common Read” for all UUs to study, discuss, and act upon. The 2012-2013 selection was Alexander's powerful call … [Read more...]

The Best of 2012: Books, Music, Film, and More

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The following is a compilation of my recent "Top 10" and "Best of" posts for 2012. Enjoy! Top 10 Best Books Read in 2012  Top 10 Best Albums Listened to in 2012 Top 10 “Netflix Instant” Streamed in 2012 Best Netflix DVDs Watched in 2012 Top 3 Blog Posts of 2012  Happy holidays to you and yours! The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg is a trained spiritual director, a D.Min. graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary, and the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, Marylan … [Read more...]

Top 3 Blog Posts of 2012

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I'm grateful to all of you who find value in my work. (I'm astounded to have had more than 37,000 unique vistors to this site in the past year alone.)The following are my top three most read posts since this time last year:Gold: my most viewed blog of this past year was "John 3:16 — The Rest of the Story"Silver: second place goes to “A Thanksgiving Liturgy of Gratitude, Prayer, Song, and Feast."Bronze: the final top contender was “Mitt Romney, Mormonism, and Book of Mormon: The Mu … [Read more...]

Best Podcasts of 2012

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The following are the podcasts I've enjoyed listening to the most consistently since this time last year. This list is also in alphabetical order because agonizing over a precise order would take out all the fun:Buddhist Geeks - A short podcast, averaging only about 20 minutes: "after a few years, and well over a million downloads of the show, it became clear that Buddhist Geeks was something closer to a movement or community, rather than just a podcast." In the last two years, the Buddhist … [Read more...]

Top 10 “Netflix Instant” Streamed in 2012

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This list is not my favorite new releases of the year; instead, it is the best of the content I watched since this time last year. It also does not include films that I saw in the theater. In addition, this list is in alphabetical order because agonizing over a precise order would take out all the fun.After the Wedding - a 2006 Danish film, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars:  To save the failing orphanage he runs in India, Danish transplant Jacob Petersen returns to his … [Read more...]

Top 10 Blogs You Should Be Reading in 2012 (Or, Why You Should Be Using Google Reader)

I've lost track of the number of blogs that I follow, and there is one reason that makes this possible from a time management perspective: Google Reader.Perhaps you've noticed that many popular blogs feature an odd orange icon or allude to subscribing to their "RSS Feed." "What is RSS," you ask? Well, RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, blogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever … [Read more...]


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