Jim Ross in Friends Journal

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The Meanings of Endings

Every ending transforms us.

Jim Ross is a public health researcher and an attender at Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting. He is a resident of Silver Spring, Md.聽Author audio reading available.

Posted in: Features, February 2015: Life Transitions
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Interrupting the Family Barbecue: In Search of the Planetary Health Diet

The urgency of transforming our systems for food production.

After retiring in early 2015, Jim Ross jumped back into creative pursuits. He鈥檚 since published 75 pieces of nonfiction, several poems, and 200 photos in 80 journals in North America, Europe, and Asia. Jim and his wife鈥攑arents of two health professionals, grandparents of four toddlers鈥攁ttend Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting.

Posted in: June/July 2019: Food Choices, Online Features
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Safe Haven: A Place of Trust

The neighborhood Y was more than just a place of refuge.

Jim Ross is a public health researcher with a particular interest in physical activity. He's an attender at Sandy Spring Meeting in Baltimore, Md., and also a long-time member of the YMCA that provides the setting for this story. He is grateful to members of the meeting who encouraged him to write this article, especially to Gary Stein who edited an early draft. A version of this story was previously published by聽TheAtlantic.com.

Posted in: December 2012: Hospitality, Features
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James Metcalfe

Metcalfe鈥擩ames Metcalfe, 93, on January 8, 2016, in Portland, Ore. Jim was born on August 16, 1922, in New Bedford, [鈥

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Michael S. Juras

Juras鈥擬ichael S. Juras, 62, on September 7, 2017, in Columbia, S.C., unexpectedly, with his loved ones by his side. Michael [鈥

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Milestones March 2015

Births, marriages, and deaths among Friends.

Posted in: March 2015, Milestones
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Food Choices, Relationship, and God

Learning to understand what we are actually hungry for.

Lorene Ludy is a member of Lincoln (Neb.) Meeting. She is a Benedictine Oblate and a Stephen Minister. She likes to eat and hang out with God.

Posted in: June/July 2019: Food Choices, Online Features
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Forum August 2015

Letters from our readers.

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Bayard Rustin at Swarthmore College

Bayard Rustin鈥檚 spiritual depth has been widely overlooked and deserves to be brought back to our attention.

Newton Garver is a 1951 graduate of Swarthmore聽College, a member of Buffalo (N.Y.)聽Meeting, and President of the Bolivian Quaker聽Education Fund. He lives with his wife聽Anneliese in East Concord N.Y., where Bayard聽visited them a couple of times.

Posted in: Features
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