Monthly Archives: October 2015

Prayer for Peace

As I cry for peace and war and loss, I’ve been thinking of the imagery evoked by the title and words of Elton John’s song, “Candle in the Wind”.  It’s difficult to understand why achieving peace is so difficult, when … Continue reading

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CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY

I’ve written before about the Quaker practice of considering queries.  This month’s query is about civic responsibility.  My response follows that.   Because Friends believe there is that of God in all people, we strive for a world of freedom, … Continue reading

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My washing machine is talking to me

I’m not sure how far the Internet of Things (IoT) has penetrated the general public, yet, but it is going to be the next “big thing”, I think.  As a software developer I’ve been following how this is developing when … Continue reading

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Schools Have Become Prisons

So, About That #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh… Fixing A Broken School System How is it possible that grown men come into our schools and assault children? The young person in this video gives a brilliant analysis of the fundamental problems with our educational … Continue reading

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Autumn Colors

This year I’ve been experimenting with using a telephoto lens to get closer to the colored leaves high in the trees.  It’s such a challenge to try to do justice to the magnificence of the natural beauty. Here is a … Continue reading

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Robert Kennedy’s Speech

My Friend Daniel Ballow just posted his reflections after having seen the world premier of APRIL 4, 1968: BEFORE WE FORGOT HOW TO DREAM, by James Still, about the speech Robert F Kennedy gave in Indianapolis, announcing the assassination of Dr. … Continue reading

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This Changes Everything

purchase tickets The NAACP Environmental Justice committee is sponsoring the showing of the movie based on Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything.  Then on Sunday, November 15th, at 1:00 pm,  a community discussion about this book will be held at … Continue reading

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KI and North Meadow Friends

Last night’s meeting of North Meadow Friends at the Kheprw Institute (KI) with Imhotep, Pambana, Miss Fair and Alvin was a dream come true for me.  I am realizing I’ve known people in both groups for nearly the same amount … Continue reading

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Canadian elections

I haven’t seen anyone make this comparison, but I can only hope that Canada’s election results might possibly be an indication of where the US might be moving.  It is clear the Harper government was very unpopular, and that its … Continue reading

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The Next Level

I’m realizing I don’t even know the words to express how excited and grateful I am about an upcoming event. That in itself is relevant, because this event will involve things we really don’t have a good vocabulary for, things … Continue reading

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