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Practicing Simplicity: Inwardly and Outwardly

Dear Friends, I’ve been thinking a lot about Simplicity.  One of my Quaker foundations is built upon the living of a life that is simple–needing little, taking little, using little, being always aware of my actions as being “right with … Continue reading

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Every Day is Christmas

Dear Friend, As the world prepares to celebrate Christmas, I am reminded that for the past 350+ years, the Quakers have been quietly observant of Christmas every day.  Although a lot of Quakers have succumbed to Christmas trees, decorations and … Continue reading

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Two Criteria to Own a Gun

When you grow up on a ranch, with visiting cougars and coyotes, you probably grow up with guns.  I did.  Our guns were tools that were needed in our environment.  We hunted and about quarter of our protein came from … 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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“De-Arming” Our Neighborhoods

Building Community.  I use that phrase a lot these days.  I was using it before the shooting in Tucson, and Denver and Oak Creek.  I want to use it even MORE, now. In case you haven’t heard about the great … Continue reading

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This Woman NOT at WAR

Dear Friends, I had no idea that I’m currently considered to be in a WAR ON WOMEN. We found out that I’m at WAR by taking a short trip from home and turning on the flat screen television in our … Continue reading

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An Invitation to add VOICE to My Quaker Mail Bag

How often have I told myself, “I should write a letter about that?”  Much more often than I actually write the letter.  Sometimes the “seasoning” of a potential letter that does not “rise” to an actuality is probably a good … Continue reading

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