This recipe is a clone of the Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Company, with the added step of giving the beer time in our bourbon barrel. The next variant of this will add half a pound of vanilla beans for almost a week before the barrel conditioning.
I’m Donald Wilson, and I request your vote for the position of C*UUYAN treasurer and fundraiser.
“We can say what we believe or what our values are, but how we acquire and spend our money is a more vivid and honest reflection of our values than what we say. Our budget reflects, or should reflect, what we truly believe.”
~Larry Ladd, UUA Financial Advisor 1997-2005
The Treasurer of C*UUYAN is responsible for creating such a budget. If we believe we are a radically inclusive, spiritually alive, justice centered organization, then 2 years from now when this position is up for election again, the income line of our budgets will be incredibly diverse, with donations large and small from young adults in every economic situation, clergy and laity, as well as from Young Adult allies, and a variety of other organisations, both UU and secular, having given us grants to do justice work, faith work, and building a foundation for the future.
The expense lines of that budget will be similarly reflective of C*UUYANs mission. We will have invested in ourselves, and the stregnthening of our organization. We will have funded our own programming, and partnered with others in causes that benefit us spiritually and fiscally.
I have helped develop budgets in all aspects of our Association, as a volunteer and as UUA staff doing Young Adult organisation in the Heartland District; I’ve both developed the 1.5 Million dollar General Assembly budget, as well as reported to our entire association how each penny of a General Assembly registration is spent, and I truly believe that fiscal openness and understanding is essential for ALL elected and appointed leaders, and for the UUs we work for.
In all my work the last 15 years in the UU world, I have worked closely with budgets large and small, and I want C*UUYAN to be an example to ALL UU organisations of how a responsible, mission focused budget can help an organisation grow, prosper, and bring us into right relationship with everyone we interact with.
Someone asked what I’m hunting with. I’ve a number of tools with me, but I’m shooting a CVA Wolf which is a .50 caliber muzzle loading rifle. I shoot lefthanded since I’m left eyed, so an inline action was a necessity. Shooting my dads Brown Bess musket lefthanded would mean the powder pan would be going off in my face. Not really my idea of a good time.
I already mentioned my phone, which provides all the tech I really need but I’ve an actual compass as backup. What I really need is a buck to walk by.
No luck yesterday. No one even saw a deer. We saw the tracks of bear, deer, and coyote. The bait I left out was nibbled on so I know the animals are around somewhere and will probably be back.
On a geeky note, my Motorola Defy android phone is perfect for out here in the bush. It’s their ruggedised phone, built to withstand shock, cold, heat, impact, water, and dirt. It has true gps, and I’ve an app called ReconHunt for capturing data. I just need those conducive screen fingerpads from Thinkgeek so can stop exposing my fingers to type.
Hey there. I’ll import my old blog posts soon, but since I’m up north deeding hunting this weekend, I thought I’d finish setting up the new blog and make sure I can post from the field if I happen to find Bambi this weekend.