Tugging On Superman's Cape

New Digs...New Look

Pardon me while I unpack things

After searching for a while I have settled on relocating my blog to Silvrback, a blogging site designed for writers.  Please excuse the mess as I learn my way around here.

This move was prompted by a change in the terms of service at my prior host, Tumblr. While I generally support some of the changes required by the new anti-trafficking . . .

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May 01, 2018

Sacrifice: It's Not What It Used To Be

A reflection as we approach Memorial Day

News this weekend of the US-led attack in Syria reminded me of our military members.  Given that my daughter and son-in-law both serve in the US Army, things that affect our military are always on my radar.  It is one of the reasons I subscribe to “Stars and Stripes”.  You could say I have a vested interest, . . .

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May 01, 2018

Check Out a New Podcast

Visit "The Bible Inspectors"

Tyler Owen is the driving force behind The Bible Inspectors, a website that encourages people to examine fact claims in the Bible from a variety of viewpoints.  This month he has added a podcast to his offerings on the website, and has asked me to be a co-host.  This is an exciting opportunity and I appreciate Tyler’s . . .

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May 01, 2018

Our First Principle

"We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person."

This was a message I presented at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship at Burlington, IA almost five years ago.  I believe the core of the message remains applicable today as we negotiate our way through what at times can seem a very hostile public square.

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Most of us who have been part of . . .

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May 01, 2018

Men, Let's Not Be Snowflakes

The other day at our UU Fellowship our Sunday program focused on the #MeToo movement, a recent movement addressing the very old evil of sexual assault and harassment that has victimized women and men for years. Our video was of a presentation on PBS in which women who have been catalysts in the movement discussed what they hoped would happen . . .

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May 01, 2018

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