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Thomas Marvin Applegate

Applegateā€”Thomas Marvin Applegate, 82, on October 31, 2018, peacefully, in Dayton, Ohio, with family and a few Dayton Friends present, [ā€¦]

Posted in: Gambling, Milestones
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Robert J. Happ

Happā€”Robert J. Happ, 71, on March 26, 2019, suddenly, at home in Chalfont, Pa. Bob was born on February 16, [ā€¦]

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Wielond-Kirby

Growth and Learning

I used to wrestleā€¦ One time, after losing a match, I sat back down on the bench, changing my shoes [ā€¦]

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 Parentsā€™ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossilā€Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Nightā€™s Sleep

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

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

Gibbonsā€”John Felton Gibbons, 80, on April 20, 2018, peacefully, in Albuquerque, N.M. John was born on October 6, 1937, in [ā€¦]

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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 [ā€¦]

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 Stuartā€™s The Thread That Runs So True

A ninthā€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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The Fox Hunt: A Refugeeā€™s Memoir of Coming to America

By Mohammed Al Samawi. William Morrow, 2018. 336 pages. $27.99/hardcover; $14.99/eBook. Mohammed Al Samawi is the son of two Yemeni [ā€¦]

Eileen Redden worships with a worship group in Lewes, Del. As the young Friends book review editor for Friends Journal, she usually reviews books for a younger audience and appreciates this opportunity to spread her wings a bit.

Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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This Child of Faith: Raising a Spiritual Child in a Secular World

By Sophfronia Scott and Tain Gregory. Paraclete Press, 2017. 196 pages. $16.99/paperback; $11.99/eBook. How timely that this deeply personal memoir [ā€¦]

Claire J. Salkowski is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md. She has worked in both public and private schools and was founder, teacher, and head of Free State Montessori School. She is currently an Alternative Dispute Resolution specialist and an educational consultant.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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Thomas Arthur Ryan Jr.

Ryanā€”Thomas Arthur Ryan Jr., 77, on October 17, 2017, in State College, Pa., of pneumonia, with his wife, Lauri, holding his [ā€¦]

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