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Thoughts on Wanting Less

Every year Americans throw out or recycle more than 250 tons of garbage. Only about 14 percent of this waste […]

Elizabeth Helen Spencer teaches English and creative writing to college students. She has an MFA from Temple University and lives with her husband and three cats in Philadelphia. Her fiction, "The Permanence of Objects," was published recently in an  issue of Chamber Four magazine (Chamberfour.com).

Posted in: 2012, October 2012: Wall Street, Main Street, and Meetinghouse Road, Reflection
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The Night I Took a Second Look

Fog smudged the letters on the street sign and the features of the man on the sidewalk. It was 9:30 […]

Dorothy Kinsman Brown is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting.

Posted in: Departments, Reflection
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Walking From Shadows Into Light

“… for we walk by faith not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7) As a retired person, walking has become a way […]

Peter Lang lives in Morris Plains, NJ, and is a member of Chatham-Summit Meeting. As a Traveling Friend, Peter has visited numerous meetings in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and New York Yearly Meeting sharing his program, "My Journey with Thomas Kelly; Seeking the Light Within."

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War, Compassion, and Devonshire Pasty

  My boyhood was spent in Plymouth, on the southwestern coast of England near the little harbor from which the […]

Ken Southwood was a boy of 14 when the bombing of Great Britain began in 1940. He is a member of San Antonio (Tex.) Meeting and lives in San Antonio.

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The Solace of History: Reflections on Quakers and the Environment

Sometimes I feel painfully out‐of‐step with the world around me. Perhaps I’d have fit in better in some other era, […]

Ellen M. Ross, president of the Friends Historical Association, is associate professor and chair of religion at Swarthmore College. She is a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting. Academic citations for this article can be found on the Friends Journal website.

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The Silence Within the Silence

Deep within us all is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Center, a Speaking […]

Peter Lang is a member of Chatham-Summit (N.J.) Meeting.

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