Monday, November 13, 2006
This week at uuworld.org: DIY fortune cookies.
Meg Barnhouse got a lame fortune cookie in a Chinese restaurant — what kind of fortune is "Where there's a will there's a way"? — so she set out to make her own. (It's an excerpt from her new collection, Did I Say That Out Loud?: Musings from a Questioning Soul.)
In the news, Jane Greer reports that the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame inducted Unitarian Universalist civil rights martyr Viola Liuzzo last month. Liuzzo, a Detroit UU, was killed by the Ku Klux Klan during the Selma voting rights campaign in 1965. (I retold the story of UU involvement in Selma back in 2001 when a recording of Martin Luther King Jr's eulogy for James Reeb, the other UU martyr in Selma, was discovered.)
Don Skinner reports that the University Unitarian Church in Seattle has raised $284,000 for a social justice fund in honor of senior minister Jon Luopa's 25 years at the church. Don also reports that inspectors could not identify the cause of a fire that destroyed the buildings of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern, New York, in September. And Sonja Cohen, keeping watch over Unitarian Universalists in the media, reports that Pluto's defenders are still fighting for the would-be planet — and, closer to home, that the Community Church of New York is considering changing its name to Community Congregation.
Update 11.14.06: A cautionary note to Windows IE users: Apparently IE 7 is making uuworld.org unreadable. Yet another reason to start using the free and standards-compliant Mozilla Firefox!
Update 11.18.06: In order to fix the IE 7 problem, my uuworld.org colleagues and I have had to tweak the site's stylesheet in a way that unfortunately makes things look a little bit wrong in Firefox and Safari. Everyone can now read the articles, but it's far from ideal — and a long-term solution is quite a ways down the road. Bill Gates: you make me cry.
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 13 November 2006 at 7:41 AM