Update on Upland, by Mary Downton

On impulse, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, last week I ventured out to check on our shuttered meeting house.  Approaching on Upland Ave, the street was cluttered with parked cars and construction vehicles.  Work was going on all around. New wooden fencing...

Friends Nicaragua Blog Post, by Charlie Janney

Dear Friends, This blog post is prepared for Friends interested in the current situation in Nicaragua. This Spring the Ortega government proposed some relatively modest changes to its Social Security (Health Care) and Pension programs. As these changes would have...

Patterns of Light and Fear, by Lilli Segre

Today in Meeting for Worship, two concepts competed for my attention, persistently and insistently. One was the tapestry of our lives as woven by the Fates. It occurred to me that the fabric of my life has more resembled a knitted throw than a woven one, a fabric that...

Sage-ing and the Spirit of Service, by Bob Atchley

At the Omega Institute’s conference on Conscious Aging in 1992, I heard Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi give a dynamic presentation of his “From Age-ing to Sage-ing” framework for recovering the vital role of elder for today’s world. His vision was based on the coupling...