Monthly Archives: January 2018

Spiritual Fire

Lately I’ve been thinking and writing about light and Inner Light. Many years ago, around the year 2000, Dan Treadway and I were the reporters for the annual sessions of Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative).  The reporters write articles about the … Continue reading

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Glick Photography Selection 2013

The Glick Eye Institute sponsored an art contest for Indiana artists as a way to acquire artwork for their eye clinic. My photograph of tulips was one of the selections that year. Glick Public Art Project Public Art for the … Continue reading

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Queries on Education

This month’s queries are about education. ADVICE Friends seek an education which integrates our intellectual, emotional and spiritual dimensions and enables us to face difficult moral issues with courage. While the religious education of our children is primarily the concern … Continue reading

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Light Revisited

I’ve been thinking about yesterday’s post, Intersection of Inner and Outer Light. Sometimes I don’t fully understand messages I receive and try to express in words, or express them well enough, and yesterday’s post is an example. One aspect of … Continue reading

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Intersection of Inner and Outer Light

It occurred to me that some might wonder why I was sharing photographs on internet pages that are related to Quakers. I recently began to think of photography as capturing outer light, in contrast to the term Inner Light, one … Continue reading

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“Open Eyes” Sculpture

In August, 2011, the 18 foot tall stainless steel and colored glass sculpture “Open Eyes” was installed outside the new building which houses the Department of Ophthalmology at the Indiana University Medical Center, where I was working.  The sculptor, Don … Continue reading

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Feeling Unfree

Following is from a press release from Bold Iowa. Ed Fallon says “Proposed bill could render peaceful protest against oil pipeline impossible”.  Felony charges were brought against water protectors at Standing Rock, and other environmental protestors across the country. If … Continue reading

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Randy’s Birthday

Today is Randy Porter’s birthday. He was my best friend.  We met when I first arrived in Indianapolis to work with the Friends Volunteer Service Mission (VSM) in 1971, and died 12/26/2011.  He asked me to be godfather to his … Continue reading

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The Artistic Excellence of Black Music

“So how do we respond to our dark times? The greatest tradition of prophetic fightback in the American empire is the black freedom struggle. The greatest tradition of moral and spiritual fortitude in the American empire is the black musical … Continue reading

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Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS)

Last Sunday Sonja Sponheim and Elizabeth O’Sullivan, both of whom live in Minnesota but recently became  members of Bear Creek Friends Meeting, were able to be at Bear Creek with us. One thing we learned about was Sonja’s new job … Continue reading

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