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The author's grandparents on the porch of their cabin in Kentucky.

Jesse Stuart’s The Thread That Runs So True

A ninth‐grade assigned reading foreshadows a vocation to teach.

Robert Stephen Dicken is a member of First Friends Meeting in New Castle, Ind. Since retiring in 2002 from teaching high school English, he can be found reading, writing, drawing, guitar-playing, community volunteering, bragging about his three sons, and entertaining five grandchildren.


Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, Features
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Virginia Haynes Redfield

Redfield—Virginia Haynes Redfield, 89, on July 20, 2013, peacefully, at home in New Orleans, La. Virginia was born on June […]

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The Trouble With “Strangers”

Freedom isn’t anyone’s politically correct opinion.

Gerri Williams is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and has served on AFSC Nobel Peace Prize Task Group. The opinions expressed are her own*. Her article “Standing for Miss Rosa” appeared in the August 2006 issue of Friends Journal.

 

[*Disclaimer added by author's request. - FJ Eds.]


Posted in: Features, February 2018
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The Goodbye Book

By Todd Parr. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2015. 32 pages. $17/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 2–5. The Goodbye […]

Emilie Gay is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.


Posted in: December 2016: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Giving and Philanthropy, Quaker Book Reviews
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On Seeking Membership (and Other Things)

After seven years of regular attendance at University Friends Meeting, Seattle, I decided to seek membership in the Religious Society […]

Dana B. Standish is a member of University Friends Meeting in Seattle, Washington. © 2001 Dana B. Standish


Posted in: April 2001, Features
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