Carl Sagan on Mystery

A post-platform discussion Sunday (December 9, 2018) included the question: What would Carl Sagan say about “mystery”? Here are a few quotes from Sagan on the topic: From Cosmos: Every aspect of Nature reveals a deep mystery and touches our sense of wonder...

Responding to Attacks on Inclusion and Democracy

Our hearts are heavy after last week’s three major hate attacks: the shooting of two African American elders in Kentucky, after the shooter had first attempted to enter a black church he found locked;  the pipe bombs sent to major political figures in perhaps...

Snow Days!

Yes, we are in New York, so sometimes we close for inclement weather, including new snow.  We’d like our members and friends and speakers to be safe!  Obviously, if the weather’s bad enough that we don’t have electricity or internet connection, we...

A Guide to Calling Your Representatives

Why is calling so important? “Calling is the most powerful ways to put pressure on your representatives – even more than social media, email, or snail mail. Why? It shows commitment to a cause. And representatives know that if they don’t hear the...

Ethics in Action: Values to Action

If you want to “step up” your commitment and action, sometimes it helps to step back first and reflect.  Taking time to reconnect with your values when making ethical choices is one of the sources of strength if you want to “commit ethical...

Ethics in Action: Money and Time

Sometimes, the most effective way we can spend our time is to spend some money. More time than money? More money than time?  When you earn your money directly or indirectly through work, money is a kind of stored-up time. Gloria Steinem once suggested that you can...

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