Monday, November 24, 2008

movement in Jah people

"The miracle of Exodus is not whether or not the Red Sea parted. That is nothing more than a poetic conceit. The miracle of Exodus is that a group of people finally realized for themselves, for us, and for all time that you cannot stay in Egypt. Any personal commitment that is not toward growing and changing, any religious commitment that is not toward goals beyond one's own personal welfare, is a commitment toward slavery in Egypt." - John Hays Nichols

From "Welcome: A Unitarian Universalist Primer," edited by Patricia Frevert; currently on the home page of our UUA bookstore.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

proud uncle

My eleven-year-old niece has published her first blog entries, the first about a light bulb that has been burning for over 107 years (check out the bulb's site); and the second about fighting hunger via I'm very proud!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

RIP Phoenix

Nasa’s "Phoenix" Lander's mission on Mars has come to an end. The lander is frozen on Mars’s arctic plane after its internal heaters ran out. Originally built to last just 90 days, it ran for 150. It sent back 25,000 photographs and dozens of tests, and was the first spacecraft to “taste” Martian water. Around 4:30 Monday, the Mars Phoenix lander twittered its last words: “01010100 01110010 01101001 01110101 01101101 01110000 01101000 <3” (translation: “Triumph.”)

Via The Daily Beast, who got it from Wired.