When a lady from the audience asked me how I was affiliated with the Quaker community in St. Petersburg, I couldn’t resist saying, “I’m a friend of Friend.” David Hastings, who is an outstanding scientist, teacher and community activist, a … Continue reading
Wonderful post by my good friend, Florida Studies classmate, and awesome paddling companion with XF500 lately!
I just finished a long and wonderfully deep conversation with a very dear friend on the phone. All the while, the fire in my hearth was burning warm and bright and making the noises that fires do. Hissing and popping, … Continue reading
It was a strange feeling as I hoisted a 10-pound sledge over my head and swung it down on the mortared rocks my grandfather had carefully laid by hand. Sparks and shards flew when I hit flint. Limestone crumbled, its … Continue reading
I just had someone (wrongly) assume that I am “independently wealthy,” which got me to thinking about that phrase. How should we measure wealth? By whose standards? It quickly mushroomed into a vehicle for a whole slew of thoughts about … Continue reading