Author Archives: midiguru

The Ineradicable Stain of Whiteness

This may be my last post on the troubles that have bubbled up in the Unitarian Universalist church. It’s getting boring, and it’s not as if my glorious opinions are going to change anybody’s mind. Positions on both sides seem … Continue reading

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What is “harm”? This term has emerged in the heated dialog that is roiling the Unitarian Universalist community. One hears, not infrequently, the accusation that some person is, in some way, “causing harm.” The nature of the harm is sometimes … Continue reading

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The Perils of Advocacy

Chris Rothbauer’s critique of The Gadfly Papers (it’s on; your search engine can find it) was recommended to me by a member of my local Unitarian Universalist congregation. She hasn’t read Eklof’s book, but she read Rothbauer. On that … Continue reading

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White Light

Racial and cultural divisions are often a tangle and a tragedy. This is true around the world, but perhaps especially in the United States, owing to our history of colonialism and, frankly, genocide by the white invaders. The forces that … Continue reading

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Shut Up! You’re Not Liberal Enough!

This is going to be a long post, and nothing to do with writing fiction, although it may perhaps furnish a real-life example of dysfunctional group-think for authors who want to know more about how that sort of thing works. … Continue reading

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Today We Have Naming of Parts

I’m trying a new author, Sam Hawke. Her City of Lies is pretty good so far, and after 145 pages (of 550) I plan to keep reading. But already I’ve spotted a few elements that just don’t quite fit together. … Continue reading

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Drove My Chevy to the Levee

I know some of my friends are religious. Their faith baffles me. I don’t understand how anyone could ever think or feel those things: It just isn’t possible. To me, a religious person is like a guy who is delighted … Continue reading

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