Hey, all! Quick note to let you know that I have been blocked from Facebook today for posting a social justice piece. They didn’t like me calling out people of privilege, even though I was merely linking to something off-site. This is not an April Fools joke, and I don’t even know that this link […]
Author Archive | Thomas
Well! That’s over? Right? Well, no.I wish it were that simple. Nothing that Happened in 2020 was the fault of the math or the number by which the year was known. All the evil that bubbled up in 2020 had been simmering for some time before it boiled over. Some of it has been baked […]
It’s been said that no one returns home from war without scars of some kind. It is also said that a person’s family serves, too, in a fashion by giving up peace of mind and the presence of their loved one. Those are years a parent, a spouse, or a child can never get back.
Election day is not the process of democracy, but the final expression of the process. The process takes years to reach the election stage, and never truly ends.
The goal of gratitude is not to ignore what isn’t right; it is to take stock of our resources & talents in making things better.
Labor day is fundamentally tied to our values and the Principles of the UUA. One of the principle functions of Labor and Unions is to empower workers, saying with one voice (more or less) “We are people of worth, deserving of dignity.”
Evolution is a linear march towards a singe perfection; it is a process by which things that work survive to be passed on. Ideas evolve much the same way.
Memorial Day is set aside to honor those who cannot receive our thanks, having given all in the service of their nation. The highest thanks we can give is to ensure that no service member follows them except in the most dire of situations.
To become aware of a problem is to own some responsibility for solving it. Unitarian Universalism asks us to actively inform ourselves of the problems of humanity, because we are responsible for building our Beloved Community.