Going to jail was not on the itinerary. . . .
Light • Quakers • Simplicity • Spirituality • Travel • Uncategorized
March 11, 2023
Quakers • Travel • Uncategorized
August 20, 2022
A few years ago, an opportunity allowed me to spend a couple of weeks in the country of Bolivia. ..
Community • Health • Quakers • Simplicity • Spirituality • Uncategorized
April 2, 2022
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 Quakers • Hope • Lament • Quakers • Simplicity • Uncategorized
February 5, 2022
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.
Community • Quakers • Spirituality
January 22, 2022
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.
January 1, 2022
Movies like The Wizard of Oz, and Twister could have influenced this change, but I think it is more a matter of recent experience.
Health • Hope • Quakers • Spirituality • Uncategorized
December 4, 2021
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.
Quakers • Spirituality • Symbols • Uncategorized
October 31, 2021
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.
Health • Mortality • Quakers • Uncategorized
October 2, 2021
In a frankfurter version of A Christmas Carol, the ghost of hot dogs past whisked me back . . . .
Community • Joy • Quakers • Spirituality • Travel • Uncategorized
July 24, 2021
We may have been more like Tom Sawyer than Lewis and Clark as we made our way to the river, . . .