Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown tonight, ushering in ‘The Days of Awe,’ and culminating in that most holy day in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. I invite you all to attend the Service this Sunday and consider participating in the High … read more.
• After Church last Sunday Norm and Diana and I met in-person, mask-to-mask and eight feet apart, and it was extraordinarily pleasant. I pulled the benches that flank our front door, and set them under the tall trees to the west. The breezes were refreshing … read more.
We are swiftly approaching the start of a new church-year. I am looking forward participating in ever-better coping with the strains of Covid-19–and the political season.
I have been asked by the leaders of a dissident group of UU congregants and UU Ministers to write a … read more.
Last Wednesday, August 18th, was the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, when Tennessee voted yes, becoming the 36th State to do so, thereby achieving the 75% of the States required by our Constitution. This Amendment granted women the right to vote in … read more.
Our August Share the Plate recipient is The UU Prison Ministry of Illinois. In their words, UUPMI is dedicated to addressing the gross injustices in our criminal justice system – mass incarceration, dehumanizing treatment, lack of restorative justice, and barriers to housing and employment when … read more.
• Deborah and I miss having younger children in our lives, so we are looking at becoming foster parents in Hawaii. (I hasten to add that until I retire, Deborah would do 90% of the parenting.) But though I’m living here, I must be vetted … read more.
As many of you know, I have returned from several months of sheltering in place at home, in Hawaii. In this new electronic age, one can indeed work from home anywhere in the world so long as the work is intellectual, or management, or creative, … read more.
Dear members and friends of UUCE,
Running simultaneously with the tumultuous electoral and pandemic news, we are witnessing the remarkably persistent determination by all people of good will to end the evil of racism.
This is wonderful good news, and a wonderful opportunity to root out—at last! … read more.
My father, with his wild mixture of virtues and faults, did one thing right, for which I am most grateful: he took his family to the most beautiful places in the Cascade Range each summer. We hiked or drove in to and camped in a … read more.
It seems that the idea is sinking in, in new and deeper ways, that the race problem we have in this country is not only the individual animus or hatred that many people feel toward people of color (POC), especially toward black folks, but also … read more.