August 29, 2017

I participated in a meeting of local activists and wrongly assumed they would be pacifists or at least nonviolent. I was naive. Some of them still think pacifists are cowards. Read more

August 22, 2017

Quakers ask questions, or queries, as a way of directing their thinking on a topic. We think it is paramount for each person to find their own way with these questions, whether the answers lead them closer to or further from Quakerism. Read more

August 18, 2017

Probably for the first time, I understand that this struggle, this last gasp will outlast me. It will surely outlast 45. Read more

August 10, 2017

I’ve been reminded of three blogs where I knew what would make things better, what should happen next, and then reality hit. Read more

August 7, 2017

My husband and I have had only one fight in the 40+ years we’ve known each other. I credit our track record to our commitment to fight fair. Read more

August 3, 2017

You can only imagine how excited I was to see the clip of Senator Maxine Waters reclaiming her time. She plainly declared that the speaker was out of line. Read more

July 31, 2017

From my bedroom window, I saw there in my yard a yearling bear lying spread eagle under my safflower seed feeder, scooping the hulls and seeds on the ground. And the feeder was still swinging a bit, as if it had been a piñata. I heard the crunch, crunch, crunch of his jaws as he chomped on the food I’d unintentionally left out for him. Read more

July 7, 2017

Writing a group poem with young people from Gaza was just like writing one with young people in Colorado. Another way that we are all alike. Read more

June 30, 2017

A Friend overheard my ponderings and succinctly explained the problem with attracting people to Quakerism. We have no gurus. Read more

June 14, 2017

I was treated poorly at a car dealership service center, and my son was more outraged than I was. When asked in a service survey, he told that that they had “disrespected his mother.” I had taken it in stride. His response put me on notice to practice the Quaker testimony in all my affairs and on my own behalf. Otherwise, I was part of the problem. Read more

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