Monthly Archives: September 2015

Environmental Responsibility

Every month our Quaker meetings have discussions related to a series of questions, called queries, that help us examine our lives.  This month’s queries are about environmental responsibility.  First is the introduction to the subject, the advice, then the queries, … Continue reading

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Big Thompson Canyon Colorado

http://bit.ly/BigThompson As I mentioned I broke up the over 1,000 photos I took on the recent trip to Rocky Mountain National Park into folders identified by subject, mainly to help with organizing as I work through editing them.  I have … Continue reading

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Language impedes communication

I recently shared some news about the American Friends Service Committee’s (AFSC) Quaker Social Justice Ministry program  http://www.afsc.org/document/small-group-social-justice-ministry-model.  A big part of that program involves engaging with (accompanying) people who are experiencing injustice.  Several of the Quakers (Friends) who attend … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on economic privilege

Pope Francis beautifully expresses the political ideal: “If politics must truly be at the service of the human person, it follows that it cannot be a slave to the economy and finance. Politics is, instead, an expression of our compelling … Continue reading

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Economic privilege 2

There is a fundamental tension between spirituality and materialism.  Materialism is about accumulating wealth, focusing on the individual, as opposed to sharing with and helping others, and community building that is central to spiritual life. The Bible talks about how … Continue reading

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Photo history

This black and white photo was taken in the early 1970’s when I was still trying to develop photos in the bathroom of whatever apartment I was in at the time.  Trying to make them light-tight was a real challenge.  … Continue reading

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Economic Privilege

There are several reasons why I’m revisiting the idea of giving up personal automobiles now.  Mainly because I’ve been thinking a lot about privilege and inequality for a long time.  Cars represent environmental privilege. The massive concentration of wealth in … Continue reading

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Flatlands

Below is a link to the first series of photos from my recent trip to Rocky Mountain National Park with my parents a couple of weeks ago.  I took so many that I needed to organize them by subject so … Continue reading

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Cars as weapons of mass destruction

It was in 1913 when the Ford Motor Company’s moving assembly line first started. At the time I’m sure a personal automobile was seen as a luxury item, for the rich only. Curious as to whether there were initial Quaker … Continue reading

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Keystone Pledge of Resistance video project

Derek Glass, Glass Web Projects, has helped our Keystone Pledge of Resistance efforts tremendously by engaging one of his interns, Andrew Burger, to help me create this video animation which explains what the Keystone Pledge of Resistance is all about, … Continue reading

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