Labor Day: Our Scrap of Time

Kudirat Abiola Memorial, Nigeria

Our Scrap of Time
Service celebrated at the First Unitarian Church of Hobart, Indiana, on 04 September 2011
Rev. Chip Roush

OPENING WORDS
Our opening words this morning are from Marge Piercy’s poem, “To Be Of Use”
“The work of the world is common as mud.
Botched, it smears the hands, crumbles to dust.
But the thing worth doing well done
has a shape that satisfies, clean and evident.
Greek amphoras for wine or oil,
Hopi vases that held corn, are put in museums
but you know ~read more~

Egyptian pizza to Wisconsin

Egyptian Pizza

An Egyptian supporter of the protests in Madison–and supporters in 11 other nations, and from 38 of the 50 states–are sending money to pay for pizzas, to be delivered to the protestors, according to Meredith Shiner’s article on Politico.  Public employees are protesting Wisconsin Governor Walker’s proposed budget, which would eliminate collective bargaining by their unions. 

“You don’t have to love unions, you don’t have to believe that their policy positions are always right, to recognize that ~read more~

Lillie and Gov. Walker

Lillie Lilly

After the third time Lillie dropped her ball at my feet, I finally looked up: “I’m sorry, girl, I am too upset to play.” “What’s the matter?” she asked (Lilly is our dog, but she sometimes talks to me. Nobody else ever hears her, but I have grown used to it). I told her that I was worried about union workers. In Wisconsin, and in a dozen other states, newly elected lawmakers are attempting to roll ~read more~

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