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Speaking to Unitarian Universalists in Topeka, KS

I know I’ve written on this topic before, and this whole post may feel like a rerun to some of my readers. Today I stepped out of my comfort zone and spoke (up front, out loud) to our local fellowship about our complicity in the matter of Social Justice. I thank them all for allowing…

Can’t vote with your wallet if its empty

“We the People of the United States, in Order to create a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this the Constitution for the United States of America.” These United…

Kansas congress, you make me ill

I have to wonder, are our representatives really this crazy? Or are they hiding something? Consider the theory of Wag the Dog. The power players send a story to the media outlets, the media run the story, and its so fantastic (or in the case of Kansas, so ridiculous) that the people are consumed, unable…

Forget Calm and Get Angry

The sage avoids extremes, excesses, and complacency. -Tao Te Ching 29 Complacency: self-satisfaction accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies (Webster’s) Working outside the lines, under the law Waiting to see if the State will fall See no evil, hear no evil, Me and mine are doing fine Don’t know if the taxes are…

WalMart: Just Say NO!

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I am a lifelong Topeka resident. My grandparents settled here after WWII. I have seen how the wellness and prosperity of our city has declined, since before I could even vote. You, dear neighbors, deserve to know the truth about Wal-Mart. I understand the east-side needs a boon to bring up…

Big Time Elections in Small Town Topeka

Monday evening I chatted with most of the candidates for Topeka City Council and Mayor. I had a set of questions on issues that concern me in our once-fair city, and the experience confirmed (again) that the people are changing. Many candidates are progressive, or lean to the left, and Topeka is a small blue…