Fairfield is a small town Hoosier Quaker congregation, famous as the locale of a series of best-selling novels by its pastor. Phil Gulley. More on Phil and these books here
[Not] Cutting the Mustard in Virginia
Took a trip to Indiana, and in SW Virginia this field suddenly appeared along I-77 & I-81. Had to swing around, find the access road, and get some shots. Wish I was a better photographer.
OMG! OMG! Hysteria Alert — Why Am I always the last to know???
Was listening to the Cardinals game on the way home tonight, and heard that on June 24th in Busch Stadium the greatest thing since the last World Series there (maybe even greater) will happen:
It’s . . .
(Be still my heart)
The following message has been broadcast across Quaker networks today:
<< The planning committee for the Young Adult Friends Gathering, 2010, comes together in Wichita, Kansas this weekend. Young Quakers from across the United States, Canada and Mexico will gather this Memorial Day weekend, May 28-31, for a gathering…
>> For more, go here.
Since the big event is only a bit more than a month away, this will be one of their last chances to take another, more edifying look at the embarrassing and oppressive set of “Expectations for Community” that I have commented on before, and if they value the reputation of their “movement,” they’ll ease up on the long list of “Thou Shall Nots.”
Okay. it’s out-of-the-closet time.
For the past several weeks, I have been listening to — are you ready?
OPERA, for the love of pete.
On my XM satellite radio, there’s a Metropolitan Opera channel, that plays it nonstop, 24/7, no commercials.
I’ve known this for a long time, but was only recently drawn to it.
Friend Kevin Roberts has a lengthy blog post, entitled “Not One Of Us,” arguing that Friends should be against abortion. I’ve responded with some detailed comments, and there is a conversation developing.
This striking Saturday Evening Post cover was his illustration:
Interested folks will need to scroll down through some comments to find my contributions . . . . And there are some other interesting comments as well.
In keeping with its theme, this year’s FGC Gathering will feature a very welcome free “Gift of the Spirit,”namely:
A long overdue END to the practice of a forced “sabbath” midway through the week.
And it’s about dam time!
For several years I’ve frequently visited Camp Lejeune, a large Marine base two hours east of where I live, on the North Carolina coast.
I go because they have a brig — a jail — and several of the GIs I have worked with as resisters to war have served time in it.