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Our mission is to reach out to those who seek a spiritual home.  

Our ongoing work is to build and sustain an open, caring, and accepting community for all ages
... so together we may explore and experience diverse beliefs, grow spiritually, and promote a society that affirms these aspirations.
Attending Church Services in Person

We welcome people back to the church building.
We are requiring that you wear a mask. 
The Delta Variant and Omicron Variant  of Covid has experts
concerned. We will not require social distancing, but there will be space
in the rear of the sanctuary for those who want to observe it. Please use
your best judgment as to your health needs.

Masks will be available.  Hand sanitizer will also be available. Please use
your best judgment as to your health needs.

You will be asked to fill out our Covid Protocols Form (one time) and sign
in (each time),  prior to entry. This will assist us for contact tracing if it
becomes necessary.

Social distancing is not required. Please use your best judgment as to
your health needs as you socialize with attendees.

***These protocols are subject to change based on the aforementioned
infection rates, vaccination rates, Covid variants and CDC guidelines.

We look forward to seeing more people
as we return to church services in our
church building. 

CUUC's phone number is:

(386) 308-8080

President's Message

Hello, Friends!

When I was a teenager my older sister Sally owned a motorcycle [a Kawasaki 400] which she Loved... she rode it to Gainesville where she attended the University of Florida... before she departed for college, I recall her inviting me to join her several times and riding behind her to various locations here in Daytona (never a 'road trip!') - I had little experience with motorcycles, since I had been burned by a superheated exhaust pipe once as a young child (some children are mentally adept, and some are physically adept; I was definitely the Former - Never the Latter!)
- Sally instructed me to "lean in" when we approached a corner and needed to turn right or left; as I was taller - and probably significantly heavier - than she was - this was wise.  She said that without proper balance, we risked an accident. 

This word - Balance - applies to many other aspects of life, as I have learned. Today, health care professionals are and government officials are seeking to find ways to balance the need for protecting the Public Health with the need to lower restrictions imposed on society due to the COVID-19 Pandemic; our CUUC Board of Trustees discusses our COVID protocols each month at our Board Meeting; we feel reassured by the evidence that the vast majority of folks attending Sunday Services in person are both Vaccinated and Boosted.

In completing the recent Annual Review of our CUUC Congregational Certification with the Unitarian Universalist Association [UUA], I didn't have to make many changes, since there haven't been too many changes to our church's circumstances in the past year, other than Reopening for Live! In-Person Worship Services in July, augmented by the ZOOM option. 
I noted the many Resources Available to UU Congregations from the UUA and the UUA Southern Region to which we belong (stretching across the Southeastern part of the country from Virginia to Texas)… many of these Resources are Not being Tapped by our small Congregation. 

Multiple Leaders of our Denomination have advised us, over the nearly 20 years since I first stepped through the doors of our church, that we would do well to remember that our church has much to GIVE to the surrounding community, and we should view it as a Valuable Resource in its own right, for the ways that it offers succor for a hurt and wounded Soul, Sanctuary in a world that is all too often harsh and unfeeling, and a place to find Inspiration and Hope - as opposed to a 'social club' where we can meet others who remind us of Ourselves!
I state this despite the fact that a Human Being typically enjoys finding "Like-Minded Others" with whom to Congregate - this is perhaps the "double-edged sword" presented by our including in our Mission Statement the idea that we are here to offer folks "a Spiritual Home!"

As Pandemic Concerns Diminish ["So Mote It Be!"] in the Near Future, I would like to see us choose - as a Congregation and with strong Leadership from our Board of Trustees - to find more ways to Connect with other people in the Volusia County area who have concerns that match our own - Social Justice, Environmental Activism, Celebrating Diversity, and more things that UUs have in common with other "Progressive-Minded" people in the local community... 
- These People Need Not Be UUs or even "prospective members" of CUUC -  Connecting and Learning Together will Both Strengthen our Community at CUUC And our "Allyship" with Others - And - paradoxically, perhaps - At Some Point in the Future - actually help our Congregation Grow.

When our Long-Range Planning Committee met recently, we considered More than just our church's Building and Grounds when discussing our desires and intentions for the future - but also how to become more of a Presence in Volusia County, Central Florida, and Beyond!
Let's Create Positive Change in our Society!

I believe that we have had Some Measure of Success using ZOOM to stay connected with people who can take advantage of what CUUC has to offer, and that at the present time we should absolutely Continue to do so, and thus [Hopefully] NOT Lose any More of the Members we Cherish.
Reverend Kathy Tew-Rickey of the Ormond Beach UU Congregation, a recent guest in our Pulpit, confirmed that her Congregation too has been straddling the line between Safety and Outreach, and despite the presence of a larger congregation, these pressures have been much the same.
We Are Not Alone.
In fact, we stand together with UUs Everywhere in facing the challenges of our times. May we All find Strength, Hope, and Renewal Together.

- As Always,

THANK YOU - Members and Friends - for Being a Part of CUUC 😃!!!
- Joe WolfArth
President, CUUC Board of Trustees 

A Month of Sundays
We have returned to in-person services for those who feel comfortable
attending.  We will also continue to Zoom services for those who are
unable to attend.  Please be patient as we work out our tech issues.  It
is a learning process for all.

March 6th

Dr. Ronald Durham

 "Christianity and Environmental Responsibility"

Is there a biblical mandate given to Christians as it pertains to caring for the environment? Dr. Durham will explore in his message to the Community Unitarian Universalist Church the answer to this age old question. In an except from his message Dr. Durham says the following: God’s initial creation and his eventual re-creation of the new heavens and new earth provide a framework for how we should live as temporary residents in a world that still displays the creator’s glory and purposes, though marred by the effects of sin; a world with the certain hope of a renewed and perfected future; a world in which we are called to work to God’s praise and glory. Here this and much more from Dr. L. Ronald Durham, an ordained Baptist minister, lecturer, bible expositor, author and much sought after speaker.

Service Leader: Rosa Lake


March 13th

Rabbi Merrill Shapiro

"Judaism and Environmental Responsibility"

Service Leader  Barbara Mars

March 20th

Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown

Professor Stetson University

"Rising for Justice: Understanding and Dismantling Caste"
Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D., believes it is imperative that we intentionally and
courageously work to dismantle racial hierarchies and intersecting systems of
oppression. Using Isabel Wilkerson’s nonfiction book Caste: The Origins of Our
Discontents (2020) as a foundation and framework, this presentation will examine
the horrific legacy of racial terror in the United States, as well as the ongoing
effects of generational trauma and continued devastation of human rights
violations. Dr. Shankar-Brown will weave together research, personal narratives,
art, history, and current events – resulting in a collective call to action toward
beloved community and transformative change!

Service Leader: Kathi Smith

March 27th

Rev. Don Zanghi

"Ancient Wisdom Teachings"
with live music from Rick De Yampert

 Service Leader: Joe WolfArth



Check the calendar on our website for the most up
to date information on services.


March is PLEDGE DRIVE Month

In the coming weeks, members and dedicated friends will receive a letter regarding a need for a  pledge for the coming year.  Please consider the value that CUUC provides to you specifically and pledge what you are able.  People often say "I won't pledge, I'll just put money in the basket on Sundays."  The donation in the basket is wonderful but it doesn't allow the Board to make a budget.  Think of a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. We can't budget on what we might get in the basket.

Why Pledge?
The Board uses the Pledge amounts as a basis for setting the budget for the coming year.  Your pledge is used to support our weekly service speakers, our technology for those services, the upkeep of our church building and grounds as well as any improvements needed.  Your pledge lets us keep the lights on, the air conditioning (or heat) running and the grass trimmed. Your pledge helps us pay for the insurance and the fire inspections and the alarm monitoring system. Your pledge helps pay for our employees, our Internet connections, our website and its outreach to Facebook and YouTube.   Your pledge allows us to purchase recyclable paper products for use at our church. Your pledge helps us to keep alive the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism. 

You will have a month to return your pledge form, but sooner is better. The Board can begin preparing a budget with earlier figures. We will culminate the Pledge Drive with a celebratory picnic on April 10th, with food, drinks and fellowship.  The Board appreciates your attention and support of this pledge drive.  Thank you!
Looking Ahead to April's Services ***

April 3rd:   Dru Ann Welch, Crystal Singing Bowls

April 10th: The Florida Highwaymen- tentative


April 17th:  Meditative Poetry


April 24th: The Raging Grannies pay tribute to Mother Earth (Earth Day)


***Please check the calendar for the most up-to-date service information.


WHO:  CUUC members and friends

WHEN:  March 20, 2022, 5:00 PM

WHERE:  CUUC grounds

WHY:  Fun and Fundraiser

WHAT:         Pizza, beer/wine/bubbly water
Fire Pit

  Drum circle

 Donations accepted

Please sign up in church by March 13, 2022.

Upcoming Events

March 1st
Dream Circle
via Zoom
7 p.m.
Please email David Herr your email address
and he will send  notices and reminders of the upcoming meetings.

March 2nd
Book Club
Discussion of "The Book Thief"
by Markus Zusak 

Lost Lagoon Restaurant, NSB
Social Distancing Observed/ Bring your Mask
5:00 p.m.
Invitation to  church members to follow via email
or contact Michele Moen for details.

March 14th
Board of Trustees Meeting
1:00  p.m
CUUC Church and via Zoom
403 West St.
All are welcome!
Contact Joe  WolfArth for details on how to attend

March 15th
Dream Circle
via Zoom
7:00 p.m.
Please email David Herr your email address
and he will send  notices and reminders of the upcoming meetings.

March 20th
CUUC Pizza Party
5:00 p.m.
at the CUUC church grounds
FUN and Fundraiser
Pizza, beer/wine/bubbly water,
Fire pit
Drum circle
Donations accepted
Please sign up in church by March 13th.

March 21st

Worship Committee Meeting
1 p.m.
at the church

March 29 th
Dream Circle
via Zoom
7:00 p.m.
Please email David Herr your email address
and he will send  notices and reminders of the upcoming meetings.

Fridays  Climate Change Rally
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Corner of Rt. 44 & Mission Road, NSB  
Information will be sent by email
Contact Steve Baker

Church Hero

Special thanks to Mike Parker who pressure washed our Church building for us.

*****Also, thanks to our volunteers who raked the yard.******

We need pictures of our church heroes to recognize them. Please send to Dana for the newsletter.

March Birthdays
3/3 Sharon Herr
3/3 Barbara Mars
3/8 Pat Gadbaw
3/8 Judith Rosko
3/9 Kathy Dolan-Baker
3/11 Dana Jacobsen
3/13 Donna Frank
3/19 Laurel Moehring
3/24 Mike Parker
3/26 Ginny Fregin

April Birthdays
4/5 Connie Baker
4/6 Jack Koppelman
4/7 Lu Giammatteo
4/7 Marcia Buckingham
4/21 Martha Swanson

Singing Bowl Sangha at Community Unitarian Universalist Church 

At 8:45 AM on Sunday morning there is a group that meets in our sanctuary to meditate.  They are called the Singing Bowl Sangha.  You might know some of the members, as a few of them stick around to attend our service.  If you are interested in meditating with a group, this is an open invitation to our members and friends to join the Sangha.  For more information, please call Margret Anglin                    407 252-5726


Committees are the life’s blood of any organization but especially in a church, such as ours, that is dependent totally on its volunteers.  We have so few volunteers now and the need is so great, both in the congregation and in the community, that the Board thought change was warranted to maximize volunteers’ efforts and to minimize the need to attend a lot of meetings. 

Believe it or not, we have approximately fourteen church committees!  Ad hoc committees will continue because they are usually of short duration and required for a specific task, i.e., the Nominating Committee.  Our other core committees such as Building and Grounds, Worship, and Finance (Budget) will continue unchanged. 

The big changes are in these two core committees - Membership (renamed Congregant Services) and Social Justice (renamed Community Outreach).  So why these name changes and what are these committees going to do?  Now under larger umbrellas, both committees can continue the work of the originally named committees, incorporate the work of smaller existing committees and offer us better vehicles to expand our efforts.  These new committees are opportunities for volunteers to participate when there is a specific project of interest – such as getting the library up and running.  Accomplishing a few projects at a time is better than remaining stagnant.

Congregant Services - the goal is to serve the needs of the congregation to include:  foster membership, show our concern for each other and to offer services/fellowship opportunities such as - education/training, a church library, and concerts/entertainment, yard sales, drum circle, etc.

Community Outreach – the goal is to get involved in efforts to make our world a better place to include:  expanded involvement with social justice issues through the UUA and other organizations, expanded local community involvement with such organizations as HUM, CUDAS Unhooked, and to seek new opportunities where we can assist either financially and/or as volunteers.

Wow!  Big goals, little church – but WE can do it.  Look for meeting announcements and agendas then find your passion and VOLUNTEER!

Kathi Smith
Board Trustee
Different Observances for the Month of March

March Full Month: NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH Honors women as significant agents of historical change.

March 1 SHROVE TUESDAY • Western Christian: A day of penitence as well as the last chance to feast before Lent begins. Also known as Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday and Carnival Day as this day is observed in many ways worldwide.

March 2 ASH WEDNESDAY • Western Christian: The first day of Lent for Western Christian churches, a 40-day period of spiritual preparation for Easter, not counting Sundays.

March 2–20 NINETEEN-DAY FAST • Bahá’í:  Baha'is between 15 and 70 years of age do not eat or drink from sunrise to sunset and set aside time for prayer and meditation.

March 7 CLEAN MONDAY • Eastern Christian: The beginning of Great Lent for Eastern Christian churches, which starts 40 days before Orthodox Easter (Pascha), counting Sundays.

March 8 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women worldwide.

March 17 PURIM • Jewish: The “Feast of Lots” marks the salvation of the Jews of ancient Persia from extermination.

March 17 ST. PATRICK’S DAY • Christian: Feast day of the patron saint of Ireland. In the U.S., a secular version is celebrated by people of all faiths through appreciation of all things Irish.

March 18 HOLI • Hindu: A spring festival in India and Nepal dedicated to the god of pleasure, also known as the festival of colors or the festival of sharing love.

March 19 HOLA MOHALLA • Sikh: An annual event which is a martial arts parade historically coinciding with Holi, the Hindu festival of colors. Celebrations related to Holla Mohalla may be held in various locations over several weekends preceding the actual date of the holiday.

March 20 VERNAL EQUINOX: Marks the first day of the season of spring. The sun shines nearly equally on both hemispheres when it’s spring in the Northern Hemisphere and simultaneously fall in the Southern Hemisphere.

March 21 INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION: Call to action to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination worldwide.

March 21 NOWRÚZ • Zoroastrian: A traditional ancient Iranian festival celebrating the first day of Spring and the Iranian New Year. Also celebrated as New Year’s Day in Baha’i tradition (Naw-Ruz). (This date may vary based on region or sect.)

March 26 KHORDAD SAL • Zoroastrian: The Zoroastrian celebration of the birth of Zoroaster, the founder of the Zoroastrianism religion. The holiday is specifically celebrated in India and Iran, immediately following the Persian new year, Nowrúz.

March 31 CESAR CHAVEZ DAY:  Honors Mexican American farm worker, labor leader and activist Cesar Chavez (1927– 1993) who was a nationally respected voice for social justice.

This list was taken from the Anti-Defamation League found at this link:

Just Sharing

A recent guest in our Pulpit at CUUC was our good friend Dan Gribbin of Ormond Beach - a creator of Folksongs (often about our Florida home), singer, guitarist, and gifted wildlife photographer. On the date of Dan's appearance in our church, Member Steve Baker announced that there would be a Memorial Service for beloved Buddhist leader Thich Nhat Hanh at the White Sands Buddhist Retreat Center in Mims (in nearby Brevard County) later in the afternoon. 

I recalled numerous people telling me about this place and recommending a visit to it - if only to be Amazed at the giant Buddhist Sculptures there (one is believed to be the largest Buddha in Florida!); I asked my Cousin Rhondda (who has become my 'church buddy' on Sundays) if she'd be interested in going to the Memorial Service. Steve kindly offered to give us directions.

When we arrived at White Sands, we discovered an enormous reflecting pool surrounded by the statues. Behind it lies the Temple. At the entrance to the temple we were asked to remove our shoes. Upon entering we faced a choice between chairs or cushions placed on the gleaming floor. Steve and the McGraws also had arrived, and most of us took a chair. The service was sung in Vietnamese (Thich Naht Hanh was himself Vietnamese) and was accompanied by the beating of rhythms on a small, beautiful drum. We let our minds drift as the sounds of worship surrounded us in the space. It was a supremely beautiful and Peaceful experience. I had recently lost my oldest brother, Rick Fahey (named Patrick but known to all as 'Rick') and I found solace in the proceedings.

Afterwards we walked outside (you can ring an enormous Temple Bell - so I Did!) And visited the 32-foot high statue of Kwan Yin, Bodhisattva of Mercy and Compassion... as I approached, a huge Heron landed on a pillar close to me (part of the surround for the Kwan Yin sculpture) as if posing for a picture. I thought, 'I have to take a photo and show the World how Dan Gribbin has inspired me!' The Heron stood regally, as if nodding Approval.

I have zoomed in on my feathered friend, but the Heron is equally stunning when seen from any distance.
Rhondda said to me later, "That bird was Sent to you... a messenger from Spirit."
I agreed, and knew I wanted to share these thoughts and pictures.

Joe WolfArth
Just for Fun

March Fun Holidays- Funny, Random and Weird
Mar 1    Tuesday    World Compliment Day
Mar 1    Tuesday    Plan a Solo Vacation Day
Mar 2    Wednesday    Old Stuff Day
Mar 3    Thursday    I Want You to be Happy Day
Mar 4    Friday    March Forth and Do Something Day
Mar 5    Saturday    Learn What Your Name Means Day
Mar 5    Saturday    Cinco de Marcho
Mar 6    Sunday    Dentist’s Day
Mar 7    Monday    Alexander Graham Bell Day
Mar 8    Tuesday    Proofreading Day
Mar 10    Thursday    Mario Day
Mar 11    Friday    Oatmeal Nut Waffle Day
Mar 12    Saturday    Alfred Hitchcock Day
Mar 13    Sunday    Jewel Day
Mar 14    Monday    Napping Day
Mar 14    Monday    Pi Day
Mar 15    Tuesday    Everything You Think is Wrong Day
Mar 16    Wednesday    Every Thing You Do is Right Day
Mar 17    Thursday    Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
Mar 17    Thursday    Submarine Day
Mar 18    Friday    Awkward Moments Day
Mar 19    Saturday    Let's Laugh Day
Mar 20    Sunday    World Storytelling Day
Mar 20    Sunday    Proposal Day
Mar 21    Monday    Common Courtesy Day
Mar 22    Tuesday    International Goof Off Day
Mar 23    Wednesday    Puppy Day
Mar 23    Wednesday    Near Miss Day
Mar 24    Thursday    Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
Mar 25    Friday    Waffle Day
Mar 25    Friday    Tolkien Reading Day
Mar 26    Saturday    Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
Mar 27    Sunday    Spanish Paella Day
Mar 28    Monday    Something on a Stick Day
Mar 29    Tuesday    Smoke and Mirrors Day
Mar 30    Wednesday    Take a Walk in the Park Day
Mar 31    Thursday    Bunsen Burner Day

Famous Unitarian Universalists

Andre Braugher
born July 1, 1962

Andre Keith Braugher  is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Captain Raymond Holt in the police comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013–2021), Detective Frank Pembleton in the police drama series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999), and used car salesman Owen Thoreau Jr. in the comedy-drama series Men of a Certain Age (2009–2011).

For his television work, Braugher has received two Primetime Emmy Awards from 11 nominations, as well as two Golden Globe Award nominations. He has also had supporting roles in films such as Glory (1989), Primal Fear (1996), City of Angels (1998), Frequency (2000), Poseidon (2006), The Mist (2007), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), and The Gambler (2014), in addition to appearing in series such as BoJack Horseman, House, and New Girl.

This information was taken from the Wikipedia entry found at this link:

Book Club Picks for 2022

March 2nd 

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak 2005
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still.

By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, left behind there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordian-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever there are books to be found.

But these are dangerous times. When Liesel's foster family hides a Jew in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up, and closed down.

April 6th

Everything I Never Told you
by Celeste Ng 2014

So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos.

A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

May 4th

Poisonwood Bible

by Barbara Kingsolver 1998

The Poisonwood Bible
 is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it -- from garden seeds to Scripture -- is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.


June 1st

Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
by Gary Paulsen  1994

Paulsen and his team of dogs endured snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, and hallucinations in the relentless push to go on. Map and color photographs.


July 6th

UNBroken:A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
by Laura Hillenbrand 2010

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.


August 3rd

His Very Best, Jimmy Carter, A life
by Jonathan Alter 2020

From one of America’s most-respected journalists and modern historians comes the first full-length biography of Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States and Nobel Prize–winning humanitarian.

September  7th

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive
 by Stephanie Land 2019

At 28, Stephanie Land’s plans of breaking free from the roots of her hometown in the Pacific Northwest to chase her dreams of attending a university and becoming a writer, were cut short when a summer fling turned into an unexpected pregnancy. She turned to housekeeping to make ends meet, and with a tenacious grip on her dream to provide her daughter the very best life possible, Stephanie worked days and took classes online to earn a college degree, and began to write relentlessly.

Maid explores the underbelly of upper-middle class America and the reality of what it’s like to be in service to them. 

October 5th

Cloud Cockoo Land by Anthony Doerr

Finalist for the 2021 National Book Award, longlisted for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal, and  New York Times bestseller!

Thirteen-year-old Anna, an orphan, lives inside the formidable walls of Constantinople in a house of women who make their living embroidering the robes of priests. Restless, insatiably curious, Anna learns to read, and in this ancient city, famous for its libraries, she finds a book, the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to a utopian paradise in the sky. This she reads to her ailing sister as the walls of the only place she has known are bombarded in the great siege of Constantinople. Outside the walls is Omeir, a village boy, miles from home, conscripted with his beloved oxen into the invading army. His path and Anna’s will cross.

Five hundred years later, in a library in Idaho, octogenarian Zeno, who learned Greek as a prisoner of war, rehearses five children in a play adaptation of Aethon’s story, preserved against all odds through centuries. Tucked among the library shelves is a bomb, planted by a troubled, idealistic teenager, Seymour. This is another siege. And in a not-so-distant future, on the interstellar ship Argos, Konstance is alone in a vault, copying on scraps of sacking the story of Aethon, told to her by her father. She has never set foot on our planet.


November   2nd

Squeeze Me
by Carl Hiaasen  2020. 
Hiaasen dedicated the novel to his younger brother, Rob, who was killed during the Capital Gazette shooting on June 28, 2018. The book debuted at #2 on the New York Times Best Seller list

Carl Hiaasen's Squeeze Me is set among the landed gentry of Palm Beach. A prominent high-society matron--who happens to be a fierce supporter of the President and founding member of the POTUSSIES--has gone missing at a swank gala. When the wealthy dowager, Kiki Pew Fitzsimmons, is later found dead in a concrete grave, panic and chaos erupt. The President immediately declares that Kiki Pew was the victim of rampaging immigrant hordes. This, as it turns out, is far from the truth. Meanwhile a bizarre discovery in the middle of the road brings the First Lady's motorcade to a grinding halt (followed by some grinding between the First Lady and a lovestruck Secret Service agent). Enter Angie Armstrong, wildlife wrangler extraordinaire, who arrives at her own conclusions after she is summoned to the posh island to deal with a mysterious and impolite influx of huge, hungry pythons . . .


December 7th

21 Lessons for the 21st Century 
by Yuval  Noah Harari 2018

How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children?

Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.


The descriptions and pictures were taken from GoodReads website.

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