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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.

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

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Someone else’s nail winds up in your tire and before you can say “psssst” the road of life gifts you with a flat. It rarely . . .

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We may have been more like Tom Sawyer than Lewis and Clark as we made our way to the river, . . .

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Ever have days when you feel like the class dunce? I do. Those occasions are slightly more embarrassing when they occur in public places where . . . .

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“For crying out loud!” I heard myself muttering these words after the two-cycle engine of my small garden tiller refused to crank. I know . . .

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“Be careful what you ask for . . . !” Cautionary advice like this statement was liberally sprinkled throughout my childhood. Honestly, it was often offered . . .

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The first day all the ice melted from our driveway so I could walk down to the small creek that runs through the property was an uplifting day! Soon after, I went “off road,” walking through the woods that surround our house. . .

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Turtle soup. Now that was to be a different experience for me. I had known people who accidentally caught turtles while pond fishing and wondered what to do with them. Where I was raised, children were warned that if a snapping turtle bit their finger . . .

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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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