CommunityFreedomIntegrityUncategorized

It happened once last week while I was scouring local greenhouses, looking for a particular heirloom tomato plant. I am a huge fan of a variety known as . . .

CommunityHealthQuakersSimplicitySpiritualityUncategorized

The open garage door in Indiana marks an evolutionary development in Hoosier house design. I wasn’t exactly sure of the purpose when I first noticed the practice. . . .

Bad QuakersCommunityJoySimplicity

Imagine 52 weeks of shopping with a Black Friday mentality! It’s not a pretty thought.

Bad QuakersHopeLamentQuakersSimplicityUncategorized

We live in tumultuous if not perilous times. So many folks say so, it must be true. Most days I take this in stride but the time for action may have come.

CommunityQuakersSpirituality

In my youth, days at the pool were spent turning summersaults and doing cannon balls off the diving board, seeing how long we could hold our breath at the bottom of the pool, and engaging in general horse play.

QuakersUncategorized

Movies like The Wizard of Oz, and Twister could have influenced this change, but I think it is more a matter of recent experience.

HealthHopeQuakersSpiritualityUncategorized

Hats fascinate me. Though they present themselves as mere fashion accessories they seem to possess secret powers of their own, like a part of a superhero costume.

QuakersSpiritualitySymbolsUncategorized

A yellow postcard arrived in the mail this week. It sounded earnest enough, promising not to take too much of my time. My input would make a huge difference, helping the surveyors understand my contributions to the community and the needs that I have. It was an enticing invitation.  Making a difference in the world can begin right in our own neighborhood. It felt affirming to be asked to participate in identifying our strengths as well as areas for improvement, even if only by electronic means. Then I noticed the survey title. The mailing was inviting me to participate in the 2021 Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults.

HealthMortalityQuakersUncategorized

In a frankfurter version of A Christmas Carol, the ghost of hot dogs past whisked me back . . . .

Further Reading

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“This is destined to become a new Quaker classic with its depths of insight on call and discernment.” — Carole Dale Spencer

“… the book is a rare and much needed Quaker-specific how-to manual for embracing our individual calls to ministry …” — Windy Cooler

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