Category Archives: bicycles

Prairie Awakening / Prairie Awoke 2020

Yesterday my Quaker Meeting, Bear Creek Friends of Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative), discussed the meeting’s long history of connection with Prairie Awakening/Prairie Awoke. This ceremony is held annually at the Kuehn Conservation Area, just a few miles from the meetinghouse … Continue reading

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The future, now

We need a vision to navigate the changes that are being forced upon us by rapidly evolving environmental, economic and political chaos and a global pandemic. I’ve gone back through the many blog posts I’ve written about change and my … Continue reading

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What is your vision for the future?

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have upended our lives. Change is being forced upon us. Which makes this an incredible opportunity to build better lives and communities. This requires us to have a vision of what we want to … Continue reading

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House of Cards

As I’ve been thinking and writing about environmental catastrophe, and seeing that unfolding now, most recently with the total destruction of the Bahamas, I keep seeing a vision of our communities as houses of cards. I think most of us … Continue reading

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Ethical Transportation

I am tremendously pleased by 16 year old Greta Thunberg’s decision to travel to the United States via a zero carbon sailboat instead of taking an airplane from Sweden. “This is a fight across borders.” Asked what she would miss … Continue reading

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Muddling along at sea

“Muddling along at sea” is the title of the final section of the essay I’ve been writing about for the past week, Pontoon Archipelago or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Collapse. by James Allen. This section is … Continue reading

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Ethical Transportation Today

Yesterday’s post about Quakers and the rising climate movement included the “Ethical Transportation” Minute approved by Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) Quakers in 2017 (see below). Friends (Quakers) in rural areas struggle with ways to reduce fossil fuel use because public … Continue reading

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Quakerism and the rising climate justice movement

“Quakerism and the rising climate justice movement” is the title of an interesting article from the Quaker Faith in Action newsletter of Britain Yearly Meeting, April 2019. Climate justice has been on people’s minds this month thanks to the rising … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Cried ‘Wolf’

I’ve been talking about climate change for so many years, most people are so tired of hearing it, they don’t pay attention anymore. There was once a young Shepherd Boy who tended his sheep at the foot of a mountain … Continue reading

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Bicycle Trip Across the U.S.

My Scattergood Friends School classmates Dan Mott and Steve Maxwell just completed their epic journey across the United States on bicycles. Following is a summary about the trip. Mission Accomplished! From Sea to Shining Sea! 39 days- 3,314 total miles- … Continue reading

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