A Preview of Upcoming Posts

Since I have not been able to write for a while, I thought I would give a brief preview of some upcoming posts I am working on (or have on my shortlist). An opinion statement on a proposed bylaws change at Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America regarding the co-chairs and gender. A preview of … Continue reading A Preview of Upcoming Posts

Fostering Diversity: When Good Ideas Lead to Bad Places pt. II

An early UUA Logo and Symbol of the UUA Movement in the USA (Wikipedia)

Over the weekend, something damaging happened in the Unitarian Universalist Association. Something that up until recently was pretty par-for-the-course in every entity around the world: a hiring decision was made. What makes this hiring decision unique are a few things. First, it was for a paid regional leadership position within the UUA. Second, the top-flight … Continue reading Fostering Diversity: When Good Ideas Lead to Bad Places pt. II

Fostering Diversity: When Good Ideas Lead to Bad Places pt. I

It's a progressive staple: increase the diversity of all the things. It's not a bad idea. In fact, it's a great idea. Increasing diversity everywhere is absolutely something we must continue to fight for and practice in our own organizations. It helps generate new ideas, generates additional buy-in from a wider coalition of people, and … Continue reading Fostering Diversity: When Good Ideas Lead to Bad Places pt. I

Reviving an long-lost art: the letter

Over the past several months, I have reached out to the world at large looking for various pen-pals. The most lucrative source for finding such people has been Reddit's /r/penpals. The sheer volume of people looking for others to correspond with is amazing. What has been awesome is getting used to both domestic and international … Continue reading Reviving an long-lost art: the letter