A great philosopher once wrote that the Universe does not contain one atom of justice. The truth is that if we ant Justice to exist, we have to believe in it, we have to invest in it, we have to create it.
Author Archive | Thomas
Back in 2008, my life fell apart. I won’t go into the real details, but I was homeless, unemployed, recently divorced after a long separation, and had come to the realization that the friendships of my early 20s were not supporting me in my 30s. I moved away from those friends and my now ex-wife […]
Over the years, the I Am UU project has tried to push several new holidays as being very much in-line with Unitarian Universalism as we see it. Along with Loving Day and Labor Day, I want us to consider Esther Day. Have you heard of Esther day, yet? It’s tomorrow, August 3rd. Let me tell […]
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 […]
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.”