As so many have noted, a crisis often brings out the best in us.  I am glad that anything brings out our best.  Many of us, I suspect most of us, want to be good, to do good in the world.  But as the novel coronavirus pandemic has unfolded, I have again been wondering why we seem to need a crisis to be what many of us wish we were all the time. In an article for the Harvard Business Review, Bill Taylor wrote: “During the course of her research, [Rebecca] Solnit analyzed the work of Charles E. Fritz, a giant of modern disaster studies, a field that emerged after World War II, and she was amazed by his views.  Fritz’s most “radical premise,” she explained, “is that everyday life is already a...

Terry Sims



It is day 30 of Social Distancing and we are going to get through this. I have been outside the community where I live twice and so far nothing, yet everything, has changed. We have learned to communicate in different ways; text, phone, zoom and email; to buy groceries, order meals and purchase supplies online. We are told often to wash our hands and to wear gloves and masks when we go among others.   We ‘ve discovered that toilet paper is a luxury, hand sanitizer is the new hand lotion and the people still working for us are mostly those who make little more than minimum wage.  Maybe the most difficult, we have had to accept that we (UU’s) can’t be together right now. I miss interacting...

Sherry Robinson