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Jackā€™s Last Day

The morning before Jack died I drew the death card and knew without question its symbolic as well as literal [ā€¦]

A former member of Miami (Fla.) Meeting, Pansy Bradshaw is an author, nanny, queer activist, hospice chaplain, and preacher and director of ecumenical religious education at St. James Episcopal Church in Dillon, Montana.

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Author Jack Ciancio on supporting postā€traumatic stress disorder victims

Author reading. Postā€traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the emotional ghost of a lifeā€threatening event. It lingers in the shadows of [ā€¦]

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Jack Irving Matthews

Matthewsā€”Jack Irving Matthews, 90, on October 3, 2015. Jack was born on July 2, 1925, in a Baltimore County, Md., [ā€¦]

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A Celebration of Life and Death

Nothing heals grief but grieving, a truth that is illustrated in Cathy Weberā€™s Grief Series, 20 paintings that she began [ā€¦]

Robert C. Murphy, a retired psychiatrist living in Sheridan, Wyoming, is a member of Wyoming Friends Meeting. © 2002 Robert C. Murphy

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God the Trickster?

Our son brought Marge Abbottā€™s essay ā€œIn the Belly of the Whaleā€ to me during my stay in a South [ā€¦]

Carol Reilley Urner, who now spends winters with her daughter in Whittier, Calif., and summers with her son and family in Portland, Oreg., is a member of Central and Southern Africa Yearly Meeting and of Sarasota (Fla.) Meeting. She is working on issues of demilitarization with Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

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Milestones: April 2014

Notices for Barbara M. Boggs, Olin M. Byerly, Eleanor Means Hull, Jack Kraushaar, Dimitri Mihalas, and Amy Hodel Weber.

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Jack Jones, a True Friend to China: The Lost Writings of a Heroic Nobody

Collected and edited by Andrew Hicks. Earnshaw Books, 2015. 370 pages. $50/paperback. This is an expensive book, and itā€™s obvious [ā€¦]

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Quaker Oaks

Whatā€™s with Quakers and their trees?

Jack H. Schick serves as co-clerk of Richland Meeting in Quakertown, Pa. He is a representative to Philadelphia Yearly Meetingā€™s Interim Meeting and Friends General Conferenceā€™s Central Committee. He is a columnist for the Upper Bucks Free Press and publishes essays on Soulofwit.com and Searchwarp.com.

Posted in: December 2014, Features
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Some Friends Will Have a Christmas Tree

One meetingā€™s annual debate about holiday decorations.

Jack H. Schick is a convinced Friend and a member of Richland Meeting in Quakertown, Pa., where he serves as historian and quarterly representative. He is a columnist for the Upper Bucks County Free Press, and regularly contributes to WryteStuff.com, a writers' website. Married 40 years, he is a parent of three and grandparent of one. He is employed in the wastewater treatment industry.

Posted in: December 2012: Hospitality, Features
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Slavery in Pennsylvania

Early Friends were not immune to the tragedy of slavery.

Jack H. Schick is a convinced Friend and a member of Richland Meeting in Quakertown, Pa., where he serves as historian and quarterly representative. He is a columnist for the Upper Bucks County Free Press, and regularly contributes to WryteStuff.com, a writers' website. Married 40 years, he is a parent of three and grandparent of one. He is employed in the wastewater treatment industry.

Posted in: Features, September 2012
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