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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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The Monk Within: Embracing a Sacred Way of Life

By Beverly Lanzetta. Blue Sapphire Books, 2018. 400 pages. $19/paperback; $9.99/eBook. One of the more noteworthy movements in current spirituality [鈥

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting and the author of My Conversation with Sophia: Reflections on Wisdom鈥檚 Contemplative Path.

Posted in: June/July 2019 Books, June/July 2019: Food Choices, Quaker Book Reviews
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Still, in the City: Creating Peace of Mind in the Midst of Urban Chaos

Edited by Angela Dews. Skyhorse Publishing, 2018. 288 pages. $21.99/hardcover; $14.99/eBook. Conscience or consciousness? While the demands of conscience and [鈥

Carl Blumenthal is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.

Posted in: June/July 2019 Books, June/July 2019: Food Choices, Quaker Book Reviews
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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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Tara-Prakash

Loosening Our Blindfolds

The main point of a competition is to see who is better in a certain arena. Equality is emphasizing and [鈥

Tara Prakash, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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Ego or Integrity

Dum, da, da, da, rang the bell鈥攃lass had started. I tensed up; did I have to go to the bathroom? [鈥

Kosette Koons-Perdikis, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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Nicole-Sosnik

What Page Are You On?

Competition surrounds my life. In almost everything I do there is some sort of a competition involved even when there [鈥

Nicole Sosnik, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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Grace-Sousa

Journey of Self Acceptance

I stare blankly at myself in my bathroom mirror, disappointed with my reflection. It doesn鈥檛 come as a surprise anymore; [鈥

Grace Sousa, Grade 9, Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, Pa.

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Jack-Davis

The Value of Intense Competition

As my dirty, sweaty palm makes contact with my opponent鈥檚, I look him in the eye. He was their striker [鈥

Jack Davis, Grade 11, Friends Academy in Locust Valley, N.Y.

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The Hope for Collaboration over Competition

Quakers can be co鈥恈onspirators, participants, creators, shapers, imaginers, and dreamers.

Mark Pratt-Russum is a released minister at West Hills Friends Church in Portland, Ore. He is a father and husband and is seriously in love with photography.

Posted in: Features, Friendly Competition?
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