I'd heard, many times, the joke that the UCC (United Church of Christ) should be called "Unitarians Considering Christ." I even thought it was kinda funny. Over the past few months, I've been intrigued by the UCC, first because I'm attending PSR, a UCC seminary. Second, because of their welcoming stance toward gays and lesbians, and third is their general reputation as a progressive protestant denomination. I'm learning that they are quite a diverse crowd.
packing my clothes to leave at the crack of dawn for GA tomorrow. But I'm not. At the last minute (yesterday) I decided that I had bit off way, way more than I could chew, given the fact that I'm closing on my condo in 2 weeks. Something had to give, and it was either my sanity, or GA. I chose GA.
I thought I was a gadget queen. Guess I was wrong. Magni (a fellow Linuxchix) definitely has me beat. You should see her wish list! And, to top it off, she had to introduce me to a new site, called ShinyShiny. It's a good thing I packed my credit cards (just joking, but it certainly feels that way.)
For some of you, this is relatively old news. And for many of you, this will be completely new. A while ago, in my not-so-long-ago life as a nonprofit technology consultant, I had reason to come across a few large companies (I like to call them the 800 pound gorillas) in the nonprofit software field. One of those companies is called Convio.
Ever since the Abu-Graib incident, I've been watching how our government is handling the whole issue of how we treat prisoners in this "war on terror." And I am starting to get very, very angry.
The last few days has seen a lot of activity about issues relating to Guantanimo. The Daily Kos, as usual, has some very nice coverage of it, particularly of the remarks by Senator Durbin, where he denounces the governments treatment of prisoners there. It's an important read.