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Selective Service System Decision

Struggling with my decision related to registering for the draft triggered a deep look into my spiritual life and how to express that in the rest of my life. “Received order to report for civilian work on February 1. As … Continue reading

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National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

According to Quaker House of Fayetteville, North Carolina, one of the few listening sessions of the new congressional National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service will be held: Vinton, Iowa at  Wesley Methodist Church 516 2nd Avenue June 26, … Continue reading

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Volunteer Service Mission Story-Part 4

(Note: The following is the continuation of the story of the Friends Volunteer Service Mission (VSM).  This part includes the conclusion of my draft resistance story, which was going on in the middle of my VSM service. I have previously … Continue reading

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Volunteer Service Mission Story-Part 1

I’ve been writing parts of the Friends Volunteer Service Mission (VSM) story from journal entries. At one point I consolidated the various pieces into a separate document to tell the VSM story, which will appear as a series of posts … Continue reading

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Memorial Day–Honoring the dissenters

For those of us who believe in peace and oppose war, Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the militarism of this country. I find it especially troubling how the country has shifted away from formal declarations of war, … Continue reading

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Live Boldly

Once again I wasn’t sure what I would be writing about this morning, but the Spirit is leading me once again. I used to feel awkward talking and writing about things in spiritual terms. Well, still do. But I sense … Continue reading

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Choice and Change

How is it there are things that seem obvious to me, that other people don’t see at all? There have been times when I find some things I once believed ended up not being correct. What is correct or right? … Continue reading

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A Review of the White Quaker Series

I’m afraid I am not being clear about what I’m trying to do with this series of articles about White Quakers. I say White Quakers because Black, Indigenous and other people of color (BIPOC), including BIPOC Quakers, are the victims … Continue reading

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Tears

I was completely surprised when I started and couldn’t stop crying at the end of the movie, The Trial of the Chicago 7. That’s a really rare occurrence. A lot of buried trauma there it seems. The trial was related … Continue reading

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Epistles

Epistle: a poem or other literary work in the form of a letter or series of letters My intention in starting this blog five years ago was to learn to write about matters of the Spirit. I feel we are … Continue reading

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