Thanks to all of you for your comments regarding the need for independent UU publications.
Yesterday I did a search for the UU Voice. I was curious to see if there were any online archives. I found very little. While searching I noticed that the domain uuvoice.org was not registered or had lapsed. I’ve taken to safeguarding UU domains that I don’t want to see suffer the same fate as uua.net and unitarianuniversalism.com, becoming either bible sites or generic ad delivery pages.
I will add that while researching I was thinking about an NPR story I heard Sunday after church. The story “More Unclaimed Bodies As Economy Impacts Funerals” (Weekend Edition, 5 minutes) talked about the unclaimed dead. Searching for the UU Voice I had the image of a loved one stuck in a morgue somewhere, dead, but not buried.
I registered the domain uuvoice.org and have it parked on a blog with a small collection of UU feeds keeping it company. Perhaps there can be an effort to archive past UU Voice writings. Or who knows, maybe it will be resurrected with a group of outstanding UU bloggers emerging, agreeing to syndicate select posts from their primary blogs on a shared UU Voice blog.
Archives? New UU blogging syndicate? Either way I thought it was worth safeguarding the domain.
RIP UU Voice…