“No, what makes somebody love, accept, and befriend their fellow man is letting go of a need to be better than others.” I don’t know if Dan of Single Dad Laughing is UU. But he’s pretty good at urging me toward my UU principle of standing on the side of love. He wrote this article… Continue reading Just Love Them
This is another one I wanted to be sure to get. This song was the theme for this year’s GA. Slide the slider back a bit for information about the song’s writer.
Here’s one of the songs I wanted to be sure to capture from GA to share at home. The video in that link will jump to the point where the song is, even though the whole video is the whole opening celebration.
This is Cornel West at GA 2015. So inspiring! I had not heard him before and was not prepared, and he got me roused. Am listening again at work today.
I feel so energized! What a week at UU General Assembly this past week! With the historical ruling on marriage equality coming from the Supreme Court on the third day of the Assembly, joy kept bubbling up through the edges of the events, even as we gravely addressed issues such as the Black Lives Matter… Continue reading General Assembly
A few weeks ago I wrote I was dying of suspense about my tiny home build. Obviously, it didn’t kill me, but it did prompt me to reach out to a LOT more other builders, which turned out to be a good thing. Neither Hornby Island nor Zyl are going to work out for this… Continue reading Build Report
The Confederate flag thing is a passionately divisive subject, and I don’t think most people on each side fully get where the other people are coming from. I grew up in a culture suffused with a narrative of oppression. I don’t think most of my immediate relatives related this narrative to me – a few,… Continue reading On the Confederate Flag
Hey, look! Mungo and Morgainne have already installed a galvanized tub as a sink. In fact there’s two tubs, but the top two pictures illustrate what I want to do with complete clarity. Love it!
I’ve noticed the increased commercialization of tiny houses in the last year, but this article at TinyHomes.com brings it right up close. Is this what I’m looking at when unfamiliar builders quote me low prices? Am I getting formaldehyde and otherwise low quality materials? Have I not been looking closely enough at construction methods and… Continue reading Save the Tiny House Movement
So far, of seven builders approached, one is not accepting new jobs, two quoted well over $30,000, two quoted well under $30,000, and two I haven’t heard back from. Once I get a finalized design with construction documents to better communicate the build, we can refine all the estimates and see how it plays out.… Continue reading Ballpark Estimates