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My Wordle

This is the Wordle this blog made: It's kinda cool. Check out the tool.
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Changes, again...

Photo by pbo31The song by Sophie Hawkins, called "California Here I Come" is playing right now. Not quite by coincidence, it came to mind as I thought of writing this post, so I put it on.
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Theology of the Trinity

If you've read this blog for any length of time, you probably have picked up that the classic Christian theological concept of the trinity: Father, Son (who was an embodiment of the Father, and died, and was resurrected, etc.) and Holy Spirit is a construct of God that I find hard to embrace. In some ways, I still am pretty much a Unitarian Christian, even though I now attend a church that is part of a trinitarian denomination (UCC). And because of that, the Trinity is in my consciousness quite often.
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Ack, another blog?

Well, since it seems I can't figure out exactly what to say on this blog, and I am happily neck deep in science fiction writing, I have a new blog, over on LiveJournal. It's only going to be about science fiction writing, and it's on LJ because there is a huge community of women and feminist science fiction writers there, so it's the place to be. Kind of ironic, I never really gave LJ much thought - even though it is, really, the grandmother of social networks & blogging, all in one.

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Where Freedom of Religion and the State Clash

I've been watching the whole saga of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (or FLDS). It is a very interesting situation, for sure.
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My new church home

For the last six weeks or so, I've been making a Sunday morning trek of about 30 minutes almost directly due south from Shelburne Falls, to Haydenville Congregational Church (a member of the UCC, and an Open and Affirming congregation). HCC is pastored by the Rev. Andrea Ayvazian, a local hero to peace activists (and lots of others) in the valley. Starting to get to know a new church community is always a bit of a twitchy experience for me. All of my shy quietness comes out.
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Race, Gender, Religion, and the mess that is the Democrats

I was having fun for a while. Interesting crop of candidates on the Democratic side for once, more than one that I really liked. It looked like there was going to be an interesting contest, one that would be about issues, and not flinging daggers back and forth. I'm not having fun anymore. Hillary Clinton is playing dirty. She is more interested in being President than in rising above the fray, and being honest.
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The only thing one can depend on is change

I haven't been blogging here much these days. Partially because I've been working really hard technology projects, like my consulting practice, and being Coordinator of the Nonprofit Open Source Initiative (NOSI). Partially because I'm blogging a lot on my technology blog. Most of the reason that I haven't been blogging much is that I'm at a loss as to what to say. Not because I don't have opinions or thoughts on a wide variety of topics.
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Primary election time

Tuesday is SuperDuper Tuesday, where a bunch of states vote in primaries. One of those states is my own, Massachusetts. For a while, I was, ironically, supporting Edwards. Mostly because I really, really don't like Hillary, and I felt like Obama is young, could use more seasoning before being president, and Edwards would have made a great president. (Actually, my dream ticket was Edwards/Obama - 16 years of bliss.) Anyway, now that Edwards has dropped out, I'm going to support Obama wholeheartedly. One thing, though.
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