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Muhammad Ali and me

Athletes are once again demonstrating leadership to call attention to, and demand change to stop injustice. It has been amazing to see kneeling during the national anthem, for which Colin Kaepernick was vilified, now supported by athletes and supporters of … Continue reading

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Military Recruitment, Schools, Free Speech and Peace

The article publish yesterday, Military Recruiters Don’t Belong in High Schools reminded me of the remarkable story below. The following video is about the case of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District. That case was eventually decided by … Continue reading

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They do not know the world in which they live

Yesterday was the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington. It was heartening to see the large crowds at the Lincoln Memorial, and hear what was being said. I’m reading the speech “Beyond Vietnam” by Martin Luther King, Jr. today … Continue reading

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Another time of cultural chaos

As I often say, I usually don’t know what I will be writing when I sit in front of this laptop first thing in the morning. It is a spiritual practice to try to discern what the Spirit is telling … Continue reading

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Stop the March to War

We are clearly seeing yet another deliberate series of steps to provoke war. This time Iran seems to be the target. This video from the editors of History.com explains how President Lyndon Johnson used the alleged attack on U.S. Navy … Continue reading

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4 Dead in Ohio, May 4, 1970

I clearly remember May 4, 1970, when Alison Krause, William Schroeder, Sandra Scheuer, and Jeffrey Miller were shot and killed by Ohio National Guard troops at Kent State University while protesting against the Vietnam War. I was a Senior at … Continue reading

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Draft resistance and conscientious objection

The Selective Service System still requires males aged 18-25 to register for the Selective Service System. In addition, “The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service was created by Congress to consider and develop recommendations concerning the need for a … Continue reading

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Iowa Schools, Free Speech and Peace

As so often happens, I had no idea I would be writing about this today. I was looking for information about the Shattering Silence sculpture in Des Moines, where today’s Poor People’s Campaign will take place, when I saw this … Continue reading

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Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) 1966

I recently came across an article in Friends Journal, October 1, 1966, written by my uncle Bernard Standing. It was interesting to see how many similarities there were with Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) today. That was the year I first … 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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