Monthly Archives: May 2016

Privileged Trump

I would rather not write about Donald Trump.  But he is such a danger to our democracy and freedom, and is so adroit at deflecting criticism and concern, that it is important to tell the truth before it is too … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Although a life long pacifist, I respect the service of those who believe a military response is sometimes called for.  It is a great sacrifice to give years of your life to military service, time away from family and friends.  … Continue reading

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President Obama visits Hiroshima

I sent the following letter to the editors of The Indianapolis Star and the Indianapolis Recorder: I am glad President Obama visited Hiroshima, and used the occasion to call on us all to work harder for peace throughout the world. … Continue reading

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Peacebuilding presentation

There isn’t a lot of text, but here is what I presented at the annual meeting of the Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center yesterday. https://docs.com/jeff-kisling/3889/peacebuilding

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Peace

There are a number of reason why I’ve been thinking about peace lately. The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is facing severe financial problems.  As a result, the long term Iowa Peacebuilding program is being terminated, so available resources can … Continue reading

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Nazi Salutes

A photo of students in a German class at an Indianapolis High School giving the Nazi salute is horrible in so many ways. There are two different possible scenarios. One is that the students were ignorant of what that salute … Continue reading

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Meditation on Keystone

This was written by Jim Poyser, Executive Director of Earth Charter Indiana. https://sway.com/s/slO0QN7gEHCqdw47/embed

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A Call to Peacebuilding

September 2014 Peace has been a central concept of the faith and practice of Friends from our earliest days.  Unfortunately our country’s recent history has been a widening and deepening practice of violence, to the extent that we grow weary … Continue reading

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Windmills old and new

Traveling to Rocky Mountain National Park with my parents last fall, I began to capture as many photos of windmills as I could from the backseat of the car.  The telephoto lens was really helpful.  Traveling at 70 mph wasn’t. … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office free online document storage

Microsoft is offering everyone a place on the Internet to store an unlimited number of Microsoft Office documents.  The website is    docs.com   This is a free service from Microsoft. You can create named collections, then add any document that fits … Continue reading

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