Category Archives: Quaker

Exploring Spirit Language–Briefly

Dear Friends,      About a year ago, I attended a workshop at a Friends meeting  focused on exploring  Spirit in our lives. Our two workshop leaders were seasoned Friends who have engaged with Quakers throughout the United States and the UK. … Continue reading

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Am I What I Read?

Dear F/friends, PS:  I started to write this to introduce my new book, but I got side-tracked.  A good meandering to the internal parts of me, I thought I would share as a way for you, good reader, to take … Continue reading

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Building the USA–One Citizen at a Time

At a recent dinner party, a ninety-two-year-old Friend stated that she was going to write to newly elected President Obama.   After much thought, she has reached the conclusion that all United States citizens could better themselves and their country by … Continue reading

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8 (Quaker) Steps to Succeeding in a Difficult Conversation

Dear Friends, We attended our Quarterly Meeting this past weekend.  The theme this year was “Difficult Quaker Conversations.”  I’m not sure I learned any new ways to try to have a dialogue with someone who is offering a different view … Continue reading

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BUT . . . . it’s a Political . . .thing . . .story

It may be a small thing, BUT there is that BUT. Here’s my BUT story: I receive political emails asking for a donation of money (they never ask for muffins or donuts or cookies).   The specified amounts range from 3 … Continue reading

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Nature and God as our Political Platform

Oh how I wish the initial comment of “Nature and God” as guiding forces for the establishment of rule could be enacted.   Of course, the problem may immediately arise as to “From whose perspective do we view Nature and God?” … Continue reading

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Being Critical or Superior?

I could be inducted into the Hall of Fame for Critical thinking.  But not the literary kind of critical thinking.  One of my lasting pleas for individual development is to reduce my judgmental and critical initial response to whatever happens … Continue reading

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