Monthly Archives: June 2017

End of an Era

Today is my last day at work at Riley Hospital for Children, the day I move out of my apartment, and the day I begin the trip to Iowa.  It was difficult to make the decision to retire, when I enjoy … Continue reading

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Last First Day at North Meadow Friends (for the time being)

Early Friends used to refer to the days of the week by number, Sunday being First day.  Yesterday was the last First day I will be attending North Meadow Circle of Friends Meeting for a while, since I am moving … Continue reading

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Renewal

As the days seem to get darker and darker in so many ways, it is easy to despair, and tempting to give up and retreat into ourselves. So I wondered about the following, “the Universe is going to help Warriors … Continue reading

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Decisions

I am feeling challenged about bicycle journeys I am feeling led to begin.  My biggest concern is whether I am still physically fit enough.  About two years ago I was suddenly no longer able to run as I had all … Continue reading

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Excellent Description of Quaker Meeting

I was amazed at how well this describes Quaker meeting for worship, from my experience, anyway. The Warrior of the Light meditates. He sits in a quiet place in his tent and surrenders himself to the divine light. When he … Continue reading

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Auto Temptation

As those who know me probably guess, auto in this case refers to automobile.  That just brought an epiphany–maybe I’m Don Quixote and cars are my windmills?  I hope so. For those who don’t know me, living without a car … Continue reading

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Pick Your Battles

This morning I read Sheila Kennedy’s blog post, “Wisdom from RuPaul”, that talks about an issue that has also been bothering me.  I would ask your indulgence here, because the discussion runs the risk of offending the very people who … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Orders Environmental Review of DAPL

Yesterday U.S. District Judge James Boasberg wrote the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers “did not adequately consider the impacts of an oil spill on fishing rights, hunting rights, or environmental justice, or the degree to which the pipeline’s effects are likely to … Continue reading

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Quaker Biker

As I wrote yesterday, I’m beginning to work on plans to promote bicycling.  Since links to this blog appear in several places, many readers don’t know me, so here is a brief history. When I arrived in Indianapolis in 1971, … Continue reading

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Beginning Bicycle Plans

I’ve been thinking more about bicycling around the Midwest, mainly between Quaker meeting communities. I’ve been thinking about hot temperatures (its 90 degrees here now), wind, and dusty, gravel roads. Or drenching downpours. I’m thinking I could use some advice … Continue reading

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