Rachel Hunter’s Quaker Mittens

Rachel Hunter’s Quaker Mittens

Mittens for a Friend, inspired by the Quaker, Rachel Hunter (created by Diana Gabaldon in her series Outlander)  are being released to coincide with World Quaker Day, October 2nd, 2016. These mittens feature the Quaker proverb You lift me, and I’ll lift thee, and we will rise together, which speaks to this year’s theme: Connecting Friends, Crossing Cultures and Changing
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Quakers Reflections: the sustainability of selfishness

Quakers Reflections: the sustainability of selfishness

In the blog Among Friends, written by Quakers, John Edminster attributes global warming, or climate change, to selfishness.  And he certainly has a point.. most of us are, at some level, selfish.  “Power-rich or power-poor, He declares, we all combine to maintain this scapegoating Me-first and Us-first culture out of which arises this selfish ravaging of the earth..” Unfortunately he
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Packing for MOBY Seattle: what to wear, what to wear..

“A man,” wrote Henry David Thoreau “who has at length found something to do will not need to get a new suit to do it in; for him the old will do, that has lain dusty in the garret for an indeterminate period.”  This is, I believe, sound advice right up until you pull the
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Quakers and Jury Duty

Quakers and Jury Duty

The yellow postcard from the Jury Administration Office calling me to serve is faced with the State of Vermont’s court seal, a crudely rendered seated woman holding a staff and a set of scales topping the motto Lex Regnet Fi At Justitia. Which I translated, after discovering “Fi At” is actually “Fiat,” through google’s translator
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Something to Wear: a man’s 18th century linen shirt

Something to Wear: a man’s 18th century linen shirt

Six months ago I bought six yards of linen.  It’s a decent quality linen, and six yards of it, at 64″ in width, is a gracious plenty of linen.  Enough, more than enough since that was the plan, to make a woman’s 18th century shift and a man’s 18th century shirt.  Twice over, since I
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