Weekly Bits for July 3, 2013


Thoughtful tidbits for every week.  You know…to keep up your spiritual blood sugar.


The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.

- Mahatma Gandhi -

From David Robins

June 26, 2013


UUA President’s Statement on Historic Decisions on Marriage Equality


UUA President Rev. Peter Morales issued a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decisions on marriage equality. It begins: “Today, the U.S. Supreme Court, the highest court of our country, stood on the side of love with its decision in United States v. Windsor declaring that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment. This is a proud and momentous day for all who have suffered under this law and felt discrimination based on their sexual orientation. It is a victory for the principle that civil rights belong to all."




Monadnock Summer Lyceum


One Lyceum under our belts, quite a few to go.  See below for the next one. It’s meant to inform, engage, inspire.  We hope you’ll join us. Go to http://www.monadnocklyceum.org/ for more information.


Jul 7     Gar Alperovitz     Is There an America Beyond Capitalism? 

Jul 14    Margot Adler       Every society creates the vampire it needs: Vampires, Morality and the Fate of the Planet 

Jul 21   Andrew Bacevich    Cheap Grace and the American Way of War 

Jul 28  Gary Kowalski Celebrating Our Kinship with All Creation 

Aug 4  August Watters with Audie Blaylock and Redline   Bluegrass: Celebrating an American Musical Art 

Aug 11  MacDowell Day  NO LYCEUM 

Aug 18  Judy Wicks   Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local-Economy Pioneer 

Aug 25  Susan Snively  JUMBO AND LITTLE PHIL: Emily Dickinson’s Romance with Otis Phillips Lord 




Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.

- Mary Oliver -


Since I’m only in the office such a short time during the summer, I am posting my summer hours, nice and big and plain so people will see it.

Monday and Wednesday 8:30 to 12:30.   

And now I will announce that I will be on vacation next week, July 8-12th.  So….there will be no Weekly Bits next week.  Not much to report around here anyway, I hope everyone is having mucho fun and enjoying the warmth and seemingly tropical weather.  Happy Independence Day!

Be loyal to peace, justice and the social good.  Vanessa