Member Voices

A place for members to share stories, experiences, ideas, opinions and creative contributions. Send your contributions to webmaster@europeanuu.org.

Death by a Thousand Cuts

by Floyd Vernon Chandler

Lingchi was an ancient Chinese method of capital punishment noted for the prolonged suffering it inflicted upon the condemned. It was often referred to as “Death by a Thousand Cuts.” The executioner was skilled in cutting flesh and limbs in a manner … read more.

In Memory of Steve Dick

I was asked for a few words about my memories of Steve Dick. Outside it is snowing, and everything is very white and still, and I am sitting at my computer trying to bring back the past, many decades ago, when Steve came into my … read more.

Semeurs de Forêts

by Séverine F.

I got involved with the Semeurs de Forêts through an old friend of mine. She has known me as a tree hugger for a long time, and though she has never hugged a tree, she is involved in trying to find … read more.

ZOOM and Future Retreats and EUU Events

by Lyn Shepard

My input on this issue does not touch the planning or financing of retreats. I’m only qualified to discuss the ZOOM experience I’ve shared with what John Hertz refers to as “a changing cast” of talking heads at the 9:30-10:30 EUU “drop-in” event … read more.

Corona and the Frog

By Patricia Biondo

Interesting that Corona has come up during Lent, the traditional time to give up luxuries, to go on retreat and to reflect upon our lives. When Corona confronts us with possible loss, can we become more aware of what we love and what we … read more.

Saying Goodbye to Your Best Friend

By Floyd Vernon Chandler

Mickey was like a beloved son and I experienced him as my best friend. I’ve loved all my animal companions, but Mickey was special. It is difficult to put into words the mysterious bonds that are sometimes found between humans and animals. … read more.