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On his blog, Chuck Fager has been doing his best (here, here, here and here) to keep us abreast of the recent controversy at Friends Central School concerning a cancelled invitation to a Palestinian (Sa’ed Atshan, a Swarthmore Professor) who had been invited … Continue reading
January 18, 2016 It is Martin Luther King Day and I am thinking about how difficult it is to know our own worst capabilities. I’ve been thinking about an experience in the 1980s. I was living near a Quaker day … Continue reading
May 18, 2015 On QuakerQuaker this morning I posted a brief appreciation of Max Carter for his quarter century as Director of Friends Center at Guilford College. Yes, Max is one of those Carters, one of the stalwart families of … Continue reading
December 11, 2014 “Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree,” wrote poet Joyce Kilmer in 1947 in one of most-often quoted lines of poetry in the English language. There certainly are poets that think … Continue reading
November 17, 2014 An unusual treat yesterday: we participated in a community hymn festival in Portland at Merrill Auditorium. Participating were about 15 church choirs, an audience that filled the lower two tiers of Merrill and, of course, Portland’s Kotzschmar Organ. … Continue reading
September 14, 2014 I went back to Germantown Meeting this morning after a long absence. Germantown is the first Quaker meeting I joined and being back in that meetinghouse brought a flood of memories. I greeted quite a number of … Continue reading