Many and One

Don’t you find it fascinating that all the peonies blossomed on Memorial Day weekend? Not just the peonies in my yard, not just some peonies, but literally all the peony bushes I saw from Shelby to Hancock to Marion to Hamilton counties, bursting out in giant blossoms of pink, white, and red. Doesn’t it make […]

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A Friendly Difference

Happy World Quaker Day! This is the fifth anniversary of the celebration started by the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC), which invites Quaker meetings and churches around the world to recognize the oneness of spirit that joins us. Here’s the description of their vision, which is posted on their website (www.worldquakerday.org): As the sun […]

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The New Normal

On a beautiful spring day in 1969, my friends Shannon and Dee Dee and I were thrilled to discover that all our parents were in good enough moods to say “Yes,” when we asked them if we could walk to the store by ourselves. We lived in a big neighborhood of townhouses on the east […]

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