Friday, February 08, 2008


Then SSgt. Michael Fay at Camp Babylon in 2003
Then GySgt Michael Fay in New Ubaydi, Iraq during Op Steel Curtain, November 2005

Greetings one and all. My name is CWO-2 Michael D. Fay and I'm one of two official combat artists serving the Marines through the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Like the rest of you the word UNITARIAN is pressed into my dogtags. I'm going to assume that we also share something else in common, we are all zebras.

There's a joke floating around out there in the politically incorrect ether where a zebra, upon entering heaven, asks Saint Peter whether he's a white zebra with black stripes, or a black zebra with white stripes. I've been faced with questions, especially in light of the current GWOT, by fellow UUs in particular about whether I'm a Marine or a UU first, and by folks in general whether I am an artist or a warrior first. Being an "either, or" person doesn't sit well with me. My hope is to aspire to being of the "and both" variety. We live in very polarized times and being both a warrior and a UU seems to many a contradiction in terms......sort of like military intelligence and male intuition.

I look forward to posting here and connecting with the UU Military Community. I believe, despite our stripes(and bars)we represent a unique bridging voice during these troubled times.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Another new member!

Please join us in welcoming LeAnn Weih! Here is her information:

Hi I'm LeAnn Weih. I'm a member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Lubbock, TX. I'm a potter, partner, dog lover, and mother. My daughter is a nurse and my son is an army medic, serving in Mosul, Iraq at FOB Marez. It is not quiet there at the moment but my community and my church, especially, help to keep my partner and I sane.

Welcome, and may safety and peace come to your children...

Yours in Faith,


Welcome new UU's in the Military Member

I would like to Welcome Chief Michael Fay to UU's in the Military!

Here is his information:

CWO-2 Michael D Fay USMC, Fredericksburg, VA. I'm currently not affiliated with a church or fellowship. I have a milblog at (Fire and Ice)

I hope he will share with us his expeirence with the UU Church in his area.... it is something we military UU's need to give some thought to.

Yours in Faith,