guns readied for destruction I am on my way home from a quick family reunion in Iowa. Readers might be interested in the experience in Australia as described by Richard Bazeley: "In the 18 years befor
For me compassion is the centerpiece of effective radical social justice. If we engage in “calling people in” to compassion based discussion instead of “calling them out” for unacceptable beliefs are
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It’s the last day of Banned Books Week 2015. Local bookstores are often on the front lines of fighting local book bans. (And while I rely on the big behemoth booksellers, face-to-face bookstores can b
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A funny thing happened to Kevin McCarthy on his way to becoming Speaker of the House; he mistook the friendly audience of a Fox News studio and partisan hack Sean Hannity for a confessional, and bragg
Something about a hurricane, viewed from outside our planet's atmosphere... a feast of images from the International Space Station, with Joaquin at the top of the page, but lots more to amaze down the
Please join us on Sunday (4 October 2015) at 11:00 AM for our annual “Blessing of the Animals” worship service presented by Susan Bettinger and friends (two-legged, four-legged and others) Bring all t
WORDS OF COMFORT Love gathers us here today and this is so important, our togetherness…. Just to be together, to look into one another’s faces, takes away some of the loneliness and draws our hearts t
ROSEBURG, Ore — On Thursday Oct. 1, a 26-year old man entered several buildings on the Umpqua Community College near Roseburg, Oregon and opened fire killing a total of ten people and injuring 9 other
Paganism Oregon Covenant of the Goddess Eric Dietz Kim Saltmarsh Dietz Lt. Rich Chatman oregon shooting Roseburg Shire of Briaroak shooting Umpqua Community College
The roof survived and the hurricane changed direction. If it hadn’t… Please take a moment and chip in to replace the roof.
I have been busy this week, and therefore I did not have time to watch the latest mass shooting unfold as a media event on my screen. I find that I am unable to summon any genuine emotion about it bes
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“God, lover of us all, most holy one, help us to respond to you, to create what you want for us here on earth. Give us today enough for our needs. Forgive our weak and deliberate offenses, just as we
I am in DesMoines, Iowa, and on my way to a family reunion, but was not surprised to learn on the news of yet another incident of gun violence. Weeks ago, I listened to a segment on NPR in which insur
El miércoles 7 de octubre participo en el Taller de información ambiental para periodistas que se celebra en la Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación de la UAB. Está organizado por la Asociación de
What could be more romantic than the view from a hot air balloon, floating as the breeze will take you through the dawn sky? Of course, the beauty and romance of a hot air balloon is exactly its incon
Forgive the headline writer for the "watershed moment," and enjoy a more interesting report after the Gold King mine blowout and the Animas River running an other-wordly yellow into web newsrooms all
The October 2015 newsletter can be found online here.
Thinking about faith and the sacred. Thinking about my increasingly secular life. Or is it? What distinguishes a religious UU from one who isn’t? I am an irregular church attendee, but my values syste
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