Monthly Archives: July 2005

Thanks to all you people who have been linking to my site, reading it, and supporting my blogging, I am now number 2 on google, if you search for Donald Wilson.
Now I just need to keep updating enough to STAY there.


Philocrites: In praise of strategic thinking.

Philocrites: We have no position. Yet.

I just found these conversations interesting. If I’d even known about the site last year, I might have entered into the conversations, although my thoughts on the matter would not have been nearly as succinct as they are now. Maybe I’ll write about those sometime here as well.

YA/CM Office Staff Changes from

During the 2005-06 year Michael Tino will be engaged in a full time parish ministry internship. This component of his ministerial preparation begins September 1 with the All Souls Church in Durham, North Carolina. For the period of his internship there will be some changes in the Young Adult and Campus Ministry Office will change. Here’s the overview of staffing and responsibilities in effect from September 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.

Michael will serve the UUA 20 hours a week. He will continue to manage the consulting program (and these consultatns will take on most in-person trainings and consultations), supervise the YACM staff, and administer the office’s finances. He will maintain responsibilities for representing YACM work at the Mid-Sized Congregation Conference, the CUC Annual General Meeting and the UUA General Assembly (including the Bridging Ceremony). He will also complete his work on Our Whole Lives for Young Adults.

Joseph Santos-Lyons’ position, which was reduced to 20 hours a week in 2004, will be restored to full-time effective September 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. He will assume responsibility for supervision of the Regional Organizing Consultants, training and organizing with district and regional representatives to ConCentric, working with districts, and, for the time that Michael is half-time, sole responsibility for campus ministry programming and campus ministry-related resource development.

Laurel Albina will return to the YACM office as a 10 hour a week consultant for the period September 1, 2005-June 30, 2006. She will have responsibility for young adult anti-racism and anti-oppression trainings and resources, including YACM involvement in the Anti-Racism Identity Development working group, support for the youth and young adult Transformation Team and the Anti-Racism Trainer-Organizer Program. This is a temporary position.

Petra Aldrich will continue in her role of Progam Associate and in that capacity she will have more responsibility for working with the Steering Committee of C*UUYAN, and some resource development projects as her time permits.

Erik Kesting continues as part time Administrator for the YACM Office.

Here’s hoping the internship is all that Michael and All Souls Durham want and need it to be; and thanks to Michael, Joseph, Petra, Laurel and Erik for the ministry they do each and every day.

I’ve been working quite a bit on the background tech of this site, and on others, as well as dreaming up plans to take over the UUA further redesign YA/CM programming in the Heartland district.

I’ve also been reviewing content management systems (CMS) such as Geeklog and Mambo (which runs and respectively), just to branch out from the MovableType world I’ve been in.

Let me ask this of you, any readers out there… what would you like to see from this site? Any widgets or anything you’d like?

Art Lebedev, A Russian design house, is attempting to release the Optimus keyboard, which has a small LED display on each key, allowing the keys to change their appearance according to the programme you’re in, whether it be Firefox, Photoshop, AIM, or Quake.

This would, I think, drastically change the way people use computers. I will have one.

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