Eating cheaply at General Assembly

The General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association has the twin powers of drawing a lot of interested people and at the same time stretching budgets past their breaking points. One of the pain points is food. (I recall first-hand the problem of scavenging for food at GA when I was younger.) This is an… Continue reading Eating cheaply at General Assembly

Get your rail tickets for Providence General Assembly

Amtrak is an affordable, appealing option for many Unitarian Universalists coming from out of town to Providence for General Assembly. The tickets become much more expensive if you buy them within 21 days of travel. Other discounts exists, but it’s hard to be the convenience of a single passenger travelling. Companion fares which could be… Continue reading Get your rail tickets for Providence General Assembly

Open to meet people at General Assembly

I’m blocking out my time at the Providence General Assembly: worship, workshops, free time and time to meet with people. I’ve long thought GA’s real value is for reunions, networking and ad hoc meetings. So why not some planned meetings?  

Google, for flight planning

So I stumbled across a new, handy, location-aware flight planning tool on Google. And so continues my love-hate relationship with Big G. Click this — you should get prices for flights to General Assembly https://www.google.com/flights/#search;t=PVD;d=2014-06-25;r=2014-06-29;ti=t0000-1100,t1700-2400;mc=m I would appreciate you telling me what you actually get.

Get cozy at Providence GA

The General Assembly housing site opened today I was curious to see how much rooms would cost in Providence for General Assembly. (Not for myself: I’m staying with friends.) The city is rather thin for hotels, and when (in my day job) I sent people there, I thought the price was high. But every room… Continue reading Get cozy at Providence GA

How did the “California Pilgrimage” train go?

Was a special Boston, Wrocester, Springfield, Albany, Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, Chicago Change at Omaha, via Wyoming, Salt Lake City http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Los_Angeles_%28train%29 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_State_%28train%29 http://trainweb.com/routes/route_35/rg_35old.htm

#UUAGA 2013 is over

I didn’t attend the UUA General Assembly in person, but did follow along online as best as I could. Time to digest, and think of what happened. Also, I’m inspired to start a side project, but more about that later, too. What about you: thoughts, observations?

Social justice jargon watch

I’m just back from the Esperanto-USA¬† conference, so I’ll be posting (as appropriate) about that later. I’m also still ruminating about the recent Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly. The first thought. It’s a red flag when someone starts a thought with some part or variant of Theodore Parker’s “arc of the universe” quotation and ends… Continue reading Social justice jargon watch

New congregation news within the UUA

Looking back over the last six months of UUA Board of Trustees minutes, I’ve found one congregational admission (45 members) and one merger (24 members), meaning no net change. That’s not good news for the association, but best wishes to the congregations in Ohio and Oklahoma. from the General Assembly-timed June 21-27, 2011 minutes: VOTED:… Continue reading New congregation news within the UUA