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Timothy Andrew Wohlforth

Wohlforth—Timothy Andrew Wohlforth, 86, on August 23, 2019, at home in Ashland, Ore., peacefully. Tim was born on May 15, […]

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FJ Poetry: “I was privileged,…”

Charlie Janney lives in Longmont, Colo.

Posted in: February 2020, Poetry
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David Lee Owen

Owen—David Lee Owen, 73, on October 16, 2018, in Charlotte, N.C. David was born on June 7, 1945, at home […]

Posted in: Drugs, Milestones
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Thomas Marvin Applegate

Applegate—Thomas Marvin Applegate, 82, on October 31, 2018, peacefully, in Dayton, Ohio, with family and a few Dayton Friends present, […]

Posted in: Gambling, Milestones
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Robert J. Happ

Happ—Robert J. Happ, 71, on March 26, 2019, suddenly, at home in Chalfont, Pa. Bob was born on February 16, […]

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Wielond-Kirby

Growth and Learning

I used to wrestle… One time, after losing a match, I sat back down on the bench, changing my shoes […]

Wielond Kirby, Grade 8, Medford Memorial Middle School, member of Medford Meeting, both in Medford, N.J.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil‐Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep

By Mary DeMocker. New World Library, 2018. 360 pages. $16.95/paperback or eBook. Oh my gosh, what an incredible read this […]

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She and her husband live in a solar-powered, net zero energy home in the woods. They are active in the Transition Town Movement in their community and with Friends in New England. She is author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.

Posted in: January 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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John Felton Gibbons

Gibbons—John Felton Gibbons, 80, on April 20, 2018, peacefully, in Albuquerque, N.M. John was born on October 6, 1937, in […]

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Meet Me at the Well: The Girls and Women of the Bible

By Jane Yolen and Barbara Diamond Goldin, illustrated by Vali Mintzi. Charlesbridge, 2018. 112 pages. $18.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages […]

Paul Buckley is a member of the Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Quakerism. His most recent book is Primitive Quakerism Revived.

Posted in: December 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Christianity
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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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