Author Archives: Doug Bennett

About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).

Message or Miracle? Awakening to the Light

Message at Durham Friends Meeting, April 7, 2019 Here we are, gathered as a community whose beginnings lie about 2000 years back, “a long time ago in a place far, far away from here.”  I want us to imagine ourselves … Continue reading

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Hearing Leadings

Message at Durham Friends Meeting, February 3, 2019 What is God asking of me today?  Where is God leading me? These days, such questions are very much on my mind.  Especially these days, because it seems we live in such … Continue reading

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Androscoggin River in Rumford, Maine

One of several major waterfalls on the Androscoggin River flows through downtown Rumford on Monday afternoon, January 28, 2019. Photo by Russ Dillingham for the Sun Journal. The bridge in the background is the Morse Bridge, a steel through arch bridge built in 1935 … Continue reading

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Two River Poems: Emily Dickinson & Sara Teasdale

My River Runs to Thee, By Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) My River runs to thee—Blue Sea! Wilt welcome me? My River wait reply—Oh Sea—look graciously—I’ll fetch thee BrooksFrom spotted nooks—Say—Sea—Take Me!  The River, By Sara Teasdale (1884-1933) I came from the sunny … Continue reading

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A River of Migrants

The fall 2018 migrant caravan seeking to cross into Mexico from Guatemala.

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Rivers of Lava

Lava streams down from the Anak Krakatau (“Child of Krakatoa”) volcano during an eruption as seen from Rakata Island in Lampung province, Indonesia, on July 19, 2018.  From The Atlantic, 2018: The Year in Volcanic Activity

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Ralph Waldo Emerson, The River

The River Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 – 1882 And I behold once more My old familiar haunts; here the blue river, The same blue wonder that my infant eye Admired, sage doubting whence the traveller came,— Whence brought his sunny bubbles ere he … Continue reading

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