violachic: (Default)
2009-09-23 03:28 pm

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thinks that "Semiotical Baggage" would be a good name for a band.
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2009-09-19 01:36 pm

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Libby and I have been friends for 19 years this summer! Thank you, Interlochen!
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2009-08-24 03:10 pm
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Writer's Block: Interspecies Communication

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Seriously?!?
violachic: (groooooovy (neopets))
2009-08-22 07:08 pm

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I don't like some of his policies, but I'm impressed that President Obama even decided to give a Ramadan message.





Ramadan Kareem!
violachic: (groooooovy (neopets))
2009-08-22 03:56 pm

Cutest news story EVAR!

Six year old boy named "Director of Fun" for the National Railway Museum in York

"In his application Sam wrote: 'I have an electric train track. I am good on my train track. I can control two trains at once.'

Bosses were so taken with his enthusiasm they offered him a role as director of fun. "
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2009-08-22 12:47 am

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[livejournal.com profile] kalmn, in her post about the ELCA's recent decision to allow (non-celibate, AKA partnered) LGB (T isn't even in the discussion lexicon yet) ordination, she describes the three main branches of the Lutheran church as such:

"for those of you not familiar with the lutheran church in its many weirdo varieties, the elca is the "mainstream" lutheran church. (there are also the missouri synod and the wisconsin synod, aka six miles to right of attila the hun and six miles farther right than that. as well as many smaller sects.)"

which amuses me to great ends.
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2009-08-19 09:38 pm

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I try to know the folks I follow here on LJ by their first names, but sometimes that doesn't happen.

We got a donation check at the community from someone in Hyattsville, MD, who said they read about it on violachic's blog, but I didn't recognize the name at all.

I'm curious if it is someone who reads this LJ regularly, and I'd love it if you'd let me know who you are. Comments are screened, so the whole world doesn't have to know.

Thank you!
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2009-08-19 03:45 pm

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Fifteen minutes! Are you going to be there?

http://faithforhealth.org/join-the-call
violachic: (be the change)
2009-08-19 11:47 am

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TODAY at 4 pm Central time!


http://faithforhealth.org/join-the-call


Listen in as faith leaders around the nation hold a public conference call with President Obama regarding health care reform!
violachic: (be the change)
2009-08-17 10:34 am

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40 minutes for Health Care Reform! National Faith Community Call To Action with special guest, President Barack Obama!

Join us Wednesday, August 19th at 5:00 PM EDT to hear from faith leaders across the country and President Barack Obama! RSVP to let us know you’ll be on the call, submit a question for the speakers, and learn more about what you can do to help pass health reform.


CALL SPONSORS:

AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH (AME)

CATHOLICS IN ALLIANCE FOR THE COMMON GOOD

CATHOLICS UNITED

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

DISCIPLES CENTER FOR PUBLIC WITNESS

DISCIPLES JUSTICE ACTION NETWORK

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA

FAITHFUL AMERICA

FAITHFUL REFORM IN HEALTH CARE

FAITH IN PUBLIC LIFE

GAMALIEL FOUNDATION

ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA

JEWISH COUNCIL FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS

JEWISH WOMEN INTERNATIONAL

NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION, USA, INC.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN CHRIST

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN

NETWORK, A NATIONAL CATHOLIC SOCIAL JUSTICE LOBBY

PICO NATIONAL NETWORK

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA), WASHINGTON OFFICE

PROGRESSIVE NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION

RELIGIOUS ACTION CENTER OF REFORM JUDAISM

SAMUEL DEWITT PROCTOR CONFERENCE

SISTERS OF MERCY OF THE AMERICAS

SOJOURNERS

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

THE LATINO LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

THE NEW EVANGELICALS

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST ASSOCIATION

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH GENERAL BOARD OF CHURCH AND SOCIETY

WASHINGTON OFFICE OF WOMEN’S DIVISIONS, GENERAL BOARD OF GLOBAL MINISTRIES, UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
violachic: (Abbie Hoffman)
2009-08-09 09:55 am

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From today's PostSecret posting:


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I kinda secretly hope that I'm this feisty when I'm an old lady. Luckily, these days I have lots of fantastic role models.
violachic: (COH3)
2009-08-08 10:52 pm

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If you are interested in being on the mailing list for the Community of the Holy Trinity (my intentional community), please PM or email me with your snail mail address.
violachic: (Default)
2009-08-06 02:03 pm

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So I guess these days I'm doing my talking pretty much on Facebook.

So if you want to know what I'm saying, you should probably find me there.

You can search either for my full name, or if you don't know that, you can search for the email I have listed on my profile page. You need to have me list you on my friends list to see that, so if you don't see it, I haven't friended you, and that means I don't know you, and you probably don't need to be able to find me on Facebook.

If you can't find me on FB and think you should be able to, let me know.
violachic: (Habibi 09)
2009-08-06 01:05 am

Pictures taken recently that I'm particularly proud of

I really, really wish I had a good camera.


Yes, they're almost all of Habibi, of course.


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five more )
violachic: (Default)
2009-08-03 11:02 pm

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[livejournal.com profile] eumelia, I took this photo for you at the Fred Phelps counterprotest today. I was thinking of Tel Aviv all during it.

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violachic: (Abbie Hoffman)
2009-08-02 02:02 pm

Counterprotest Fred Phelps!

A synagogue in my community is being targeted by Fred Phelps, and his folks from Westboro Baptist Church. Phelps is attempting to bring his message of virulent homophobia and anti-Semitism into our community, and our community says NO!

According to its upcoming picket schedule, they will be at the Emanuel Congregation from 11:15 to 11:45 tomorrow morning. Please come and help us say NO to hate, NO to homophobia, and NO to anit-Semitism!

Where: Emanuel Congregation 5959 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago
When: Monday, August 3rd at 11:15 AM


Lets come out and show our community that we will not stand for hate and intolerance!


PLEASE REPOST!