Monthly Archives: January 2017

Faith and Fear

Fear seems to be a dominant theme in our politics and society today. The new Republican administration is basing its policies on fear. It is paradoxical and frustrating that the “doublespeak” justifying the usurpation of law and destruction of our … Continue reading

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Love Letters to God

Last night I had the honor of meeting members of Nahko and Medicine for the People outside the Murat Old National Centre, where they were performing that evening.  Each of them gave each of us a “fist bump” and huge … Continue reading

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Quakers have a long history of commitment to the principles of nonviolence, and many have been involved in various acts of nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience. In the United States, for over 75 years Friends have tried to bring … Continue reading

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thinmanlittlebird Installation

(Reorganizing photos recently, I came across this slideshow I had put together related to the installation of the thinmanlittlebird sculpture) On March 22, 2009, the thinmanlittlebird sculpture was installed on the front of the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library.  When the … Continue reading

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Environmental Ignorance

The new Republican administration’s war on the environment symbolizes how ignorant most people are about the dire situation we are facing.  Part of this is because those who do know don’t express it, because people have ignored or pushed back … Continue reading

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More DAPL troubles

The Associated Press is reporting that some North Dakota landowners are suing the developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, Entergy Transfer Partners (ETP) “for alleged deceit and fraud in acquiring land easements.” Energy Transfer Partners is also awaiting a decision … Continue reading

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Women’s Marches

The Women’s Marches in Washington, DC, across the United States and around the world were wonderful and amazing.  What an interesting start to the new Republican administration. I’m sure many, many of you have stories and photos from the weekend.  … Continue reading

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Environmental Impact Review of DAPL

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, a Federal judge “allowed a potentially lengthy environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline to move forward over objections from the pipeline’s developer.”  This has been the most recent goal of the Standing Rock Sioux … Continue reading

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Spirit as Figure Skating

Fortunately, the Spirit is expressed in many different ways.  Nathan Chen’s figure skating performance at the 2017 U.S. Nationals was a breathtaking display.    

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The first shall be last, and the last, first

All kinds of things are bouncing around in me and my spirit on this day of great political transition and turmoil. I was thinking yet again that attention to the spirit is how we will move forward justly, together, and … Continue reading

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