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Peaceful thoughts

So, I went down to the capitol for the protest. We were a few thousand in the middle of the day on a weekday. I got a $50 parking ticket but opted to stay short of an arrest. I thought … Continue reading

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Important Action

I write this message today to give people some time for discernment on how they want to participate in this event. Another arrest is planned for this Wednesday, Dec. 6, along the same lines of what happened Nov. 1. The … Continue reading

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Revisiting

The high holidays started. Although this is a time of peace, the struggles over the past few weeks had escalated to the point of almost being unmanageable. It crossed my mind on more than one occasion that I might not … Continue reading

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Gospel, hurricanes, monsoons, and North Korea

“9Let your love be perfectly sincere. Regard with horror what is evil; cling to what is right. 10As for brotherly love, be affectionate to one another; in matters of worldly honour, yield to one another. 11Do not be indolent when … Continue reading

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Restructuring

As I listen to the back and forth on this issue, it occurs to me that the opinion is out there (I’ll say way out there, but for others it is not so far) that the foundation of the united … Continue reading

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Rethinking

Charlottesville has challenged us to rethink some questions. Initial reactions to events have calmed somewhat. For the most part, I have a preference against absolute positions, but here are some interesting (I think) ideas: 1) public space should for the … Continue reading

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The Civil War: 150 years later

I’m horrified at the events in Charlottesville.  Two weeks ago, I had been asked by the Quakers what to do about the planned protest.  My solution had been to ignore the protest, stay away from it, not give it any … Continue reading

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