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Message delivered at Durham Friends Meeting, June 4, 2017 “What are we doing here?” I wrote those words on a sheet of paper a few hours after I agreed to bring today’s message. I don’t really know where they came … Continue reading
What I remember best is the silence. It seemed to charge the room with a connectedness of yearning. That take on his first Quaker Meeting is from Edward Sorel’s Mary Astor’s Purple Diary (Liveright, 2016), a book I read after … Continue reading
September 8, 2016 Among my regular reading is the blog Marginal Revolution that Tyler Cowen (Professor of Economics at George Mason University) writes with Alex Tabarrok. Cowen often sees things differently than I do, but in a serious, interesting and … Continue reading
August 7, 2016 Message delivered at Durham Friends Meeting You’d think that someone standing up to bring a message would talk about something he knew. Wouldn’t you? That would be reasonable. But this morning I want to talk … Continue reading
April 13, 2016 Chuck Fager has been running a series of Quaker FAQs to provide an introduction to Quakerism. Of course he knows people disagree about such matters, but Chuck has a gift for plain speaking and he thinks his … Continue reading
November 17, 2015 Recently completed is a Labyrinth in the Woods, a joint project of First Parish Church (UCC) and the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust. Ellen is a member of First Parish, and I’m a Board member for BTLT. We … Continue reading