Monthly Archives: August 2016

Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance today

Today is the nonviolent civil disobedience training and action that will occur at Pilot Mound, near Boone, Iowa.  Quakers from Bear Creek and Des Moines Valley Friends meeting plan to attend.  The pipeline company, Dakota Access, sought an injunction against … Continue reading

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Water is Life

It was wonderful to meet so many water defenders at the White Pine Wilderness Academy last night.  Four of us Keystone Pledge of Resistance veterans were present.  The focus is on supporting those at Standing Rock, and raising awareness in … Continue reading

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Statement of Solidarity with the Red Warrior and Sacred Stone Camps in North Dakota

I agree with this statement from Rising Tide North America.  As I recently wrote, now is the time to rise up.  Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement is holding training session and a civil disobedience action in Pilot Mound, Iowa (near Boone) … Continue reading

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Higher Ground Moral Declaration

I believe the adoption of the concept of the separation of church and state that our government is founded upon is one of the most significant reasons we have had some success in trying to create a just society, though … Continue reading

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Rise Up Now

Few people deny climate change is real these days.  Here is an excellent summary.  Extreme drought and resulting raging fires, extreme rainfall and flooding, and rising sea levels are a few of the most obvious signs.  Worse changes are not … Continue reading

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Don Laughlin on our Environment

Following are a few excerpts from conversations with Don Laughlin, a life long environmentalist and Quaker, who died recently.  1/28/2015 I’m not really depressed over the state of the planet—I’ve just forced myself to face my view of reality which is that … Continue reading

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Don Laughlin and Spiritually Alive

As far as I know, Don Laughlin came up with the term spiritually alive. I had written about an exchange I had with Tom Korbee, of the musical group Korbee, related to the lyrics of their new song, “We Are”.  … Continue reading

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Quaker Public Engagement

I write a lot, in a lot of places.  This is a spiritual calling for me.  I am led to share what the Inner Light says to me.   Years ago that was done mainly via email, since the people I … Continue reading

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Memories of Don Laughlin

I imagine Don and Lois were familiar to me as I grew up in Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative), but my first memories of them were from my days as a student at Scattergood Friends School (1966-70), when Lois was the … Continue reading

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Sacred Water

Once again Native Americans are on the front lines, trying to save our water from the greed of  the fossil fuel industry. We are trying to find ways, perhaps via the Keystone Pledge of Resistance and/or Quaker Social Change Ministry … Continue reading

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