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The Doctor of Flowers

By Rachel Blum. 3: A Taos Press, 2018. 99 pages. $24/paperback. In her splendid poetry collection The Doctor of Flowers, [鈥

Bob Dixon-Kolar is an assistant professor of English at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill. He and his family are members of Evanston (Ill.) Meeting.

Posted in: August 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, QuakerSpeak at Five
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Mary Burnside Mangelsdorf

Mangelsdorf鈥擬ary Burnside Mangelsdorf, 91, on October 24, 2018, in Media, Pa. Mary was born on April 3, 1927, in Wilkes鈥怋arre, [鈥

Posted in: Milestones
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All photos courtesy of Craig Jensen and Sun Moon Farms.

Choose a Resilient Community

Community is at the core of a New England CSA farm and distribution hub.

Craig Jensen is a member of Monadnock (N.H.) Meeting. He farms at Sun Moon Farm with his wife, Megan; their son, Fox; and many friends that help make good work joyful. Sun Moon Farm is part of a small community called South of Monadnock that is actively seeking new members.

Suzanna Schell is a member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass., and a co-founder and resident of Cornerstone Village Cohousing in Cambridge, Mass. She is co-clerk of NEYM Legacy Gift Committee, a funding program that supports the ministries of New England Friends; and a member of the Board of Managers of Beacon Hill Friends House.

Posted in: June/July 2019: Food Choices, Online Features
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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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How-to-Be

How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

By Sy Montgomery, illustrated by Rebecca Green. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. 208 pages. $20/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. A memoir has the power [鈥

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

Posted in: June/July 2019 Books, June/July 2019: Food Choices, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Invisible Damage of Competition

Welcoming a new narrative in which we all are gifted.

Mary Jo Klingel has been a Friend for about 20 years and attends Charlotte (N.C.) Meeting. She is the new clerk of Quaker Earthcare Witness. She is sustained by her leading to dig deeper, understand more clearly, and be led by the Light.

Posted in: Features, Friendly Competition?
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Mela and the Elephant

By Dow Phumiruk, illustrated by Ziyue Chen. Sleeping Bear Press, 2018. 32 pages. $16.99/hardcover or eBook. Recommended for ages 5鈥8. [鈥

Lisa Rand works with youth at a public library in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, May 2019: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Sister Alegr铆a and Sara Kettle, a British Friend and sojourner at Amigos del Senor in 2014.

Our Peace Testimony and Taxes

It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a community to support a person of any age.

Sister Alegr铆a lives in Amigas del Se帽or Monastery in one of the poorest parts of Honduras. Amigas spiritually share in a Covenant of Caring with Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Ore. She is coauthor of the book Giving Up Something Good for Something Better and may be contacted at [email protected].

Posted in: Humor in Religion, Lives of Friends
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Court Watch

FJ Poetry: 鈥淎ll rise!鈥 / Judge enters the court, robe trailing / Eyes downcast

Helen Fox lives in聽Bokeelia, Fla.

Posted in: February 2019, Poetry
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Bearing False Witness

Sometimes people aren鈥檛 who they seem.

Andrew Huff served with Quaker Voluntary Service in Boston, Mass., in 2015鈥16. He attends Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. Names and details have been altered for privacy.

Posted in: Features, February 2019
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