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A Simple State of Being That Never Truly Dies

I was present for the births of my three sons, and I was present for the deaths of both my parents. All five incidents occurred before I became a Quaker and were benchmarks for my understanding of life and death. Years before these life-changing moments had happened, I taught an elective course on death and dying in our local high school English🔒

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Robert Stephen Dicken is a member of First Friends Meeting in New Castle, Ind. He retired from teaching high school English in 2002. His retirement days consist of reading, writing, drawing, almost completing honey-do lists, and entertaining grandchildren.


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One Response to A Simple State of Being That Never Truly Dies

  1. Stephen Clark August 3, 2017 at 11:10 am #

    City & State
    Oreland, PA
    Well-written and thoughtful.

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