Category Archives: society & culture

Standing Up

In the spirit of standing up for what’s good and right, naturally I applaud Twitter, Facebook, and other online service providers for shutting down some of the insane yammering that emanates these days from the wacko fringe of the Republican … Continue reading

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More about Gawd…

Attempting to read the Old Testament as literature is, at best, not likely to produce either an enjoyable read or a satisfying critique. Trying to ignore the social dimensions of what’s going on in the stories is only one of … Continue reading

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What’s Your Story?

In pondering the perplexities of modern life, I’m finding it useful and perhaps even comforting to reflect that stories aren’t just things that we find in books. Everyone has their own story — the things they tell themselves about who … Continue reading

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Is This U?

For a few months now I’ve been avoiding the controversy that has been simmering in Unitarian Universalism. The fact that there are no Sunday services does help me stay out of it. Also, I just don’t need the aggravation. I … Continue reading

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All You Need Is Love?

I was having a discussion with a couple of people on the Facebook page of our local Unitarian Church — people that I’ve known for a couple of years. They’re of the opinion that one ought to “Love Everybody. No … Continue reading

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Okay, I Lied

It appears I’m not quite finished with my Unitarian Universalist dumpster dive. Yesterday I thought I was, but today I decided I really ought to sit down and read the “Findings Related to the Southern Regional Lead Hiring Decision [in] … Continue reading

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Truth or Consequences

The shenanigans in the Senate over the past couple of weeks illustrate starkly one uncomfortable fact: We live in a post-truth world. The truth does not matter anymore. All that matters are money and power. If you have money and/or … Continue reading

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Grains of Sand

A friend of mine is boycotting Amazon. His reasons for doing so seem unimpeachable. I’ve read that Amazon abuses its workers, and I’m sure that’s true. Local businesses suffer when people buy online. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is obscenely rich, … Continue reading

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Tumbling Dice

I played a lot of board games and card games when I was in high school. Haven’t done much gaming since then, but games have always fascinated me. Recently I discovered and started exploring the world of modern board and … Continue reading

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The Sleep of Reason

Sometimes I have to think about things for a while, in a vague and disorganized way, before what’s bugging me snaps into focus. As I’ve continued to mull over the controversy within which the Unitarian Universalist community has lately become … Continue reading

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