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Jim Ross is a public health researcher and an attender at Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting. He is a resident of Silver Spring, Md. Author audio reading available.Posted in: Features, February 2015: Life Transitions
The urgency of transforming our systems for food production.
After retiring in early 2015, Jim Ross jumped back into creative pursuits. He’s since published 75 pieces of nonfiction, several poems, and 200 photos in 80 journals in North America, Europe, and Asia. Jim and his wife—parents of two health professionals, grandparents of four toddlers—attend Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting.Posted in: June/July 2019: Food Choices, Online Features
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 TheAtlantic.com.Posted in: December 2012: Hospitality, Features
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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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