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In deciding what I am to write about from day to day, I read through a variety of news sources. It was much to my dismay to ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 413 comments on Tue May 18, 2010 at 05:39 AM PDT with 467 Recommends
A psychiatric ward, for the uninitiated, is a means of narrowly controlled chaos. Few recognize that mental illness exists along a wide spectrum. It is only the worst cases that get the majority of ...
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Comment Count 120 comments on Mon Jun 18, 2012 at 07:10 AM PDT with 86 Recommends
The War on Women can be easy to conceptualize. The spectacle of men making decisions for women without their consent and input speaks for itself. The most telling distinctions, however, are often ...
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Comment Count 25 comments on Tue May 01, 2012 at 07:12 AM PDT with 78 Recommends
At the end of last year, a man began arriving every First Day (Sunday) at our Meeting. I noticed him because he kept plain dress. As is true with many houses of worship these days, the preferred ...
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Comment Count 191 comments on Thu May 31, 2012 at 05:44 AM PDT with 72 Recommends
For the past month, I've been putting together a much lengthier work on the early life of Kurt Vonnegut. Specifically, I've addressed the famed writer's first written works, which are usually ...
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Comment Count 70 comments on Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 05:58 AM PDT with 62 Recommends
While I've been recovering from surgery, I've had a lot of time to think. We live in a world that regularly oversimplifies conflict for lots of reasons. Motives aren't necessarily always insidious ...
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Comment Count 75 comments on Wed Mar 30, 2011 at 12:23 PM PDT with 59 Recommends
Finally confirming a trend that many have long noted, the Los Angeles Times on Monday concluded that yes,
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Comment Count 51 comments on Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 05:27 AM PDT with 55 Recommends
One of the ironies of my life is that I began it as a warrior and have now ended up a pacifist Quaker. My last name, Camp, originally designated a soldier. Genealogical research has informed me that ...
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Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 08:06 AM PDT with 53 Recommends
On Monday , I shared my own story here. ...
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Comment Count 32 comments on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 07:25 AM PST with 52 Recommends
I’m fairly certain that most of us have had, at some point in our lives, a friend who was very needy and desirous of our company. In this circumstance, I'm speaking about such a person in my own ...
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Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 06:20 AM PDT with 49 Recommends
I was an underage cigarette smoker. One had to be 19 to purchase cigarettes legally in the state of Alabama, but I found ways to circumvent the law. I was 15. If I couldn’t find them by less ...
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Comment Count 96 comments on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 09:07 AM PDT with 48 Recommends
The mother of a friend of mine is a recovered Catholic. Actually, that's not true. One couldn't even honestly call her a recovering Catholic. Both terms would imply that some form of greater healing ...
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Comment Count 81 comments on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 07:26 AM PDT with 48 Recommends
A couple weeks back I spotted a post on my meeting's listserve, soliciting personal anecdotes from people of faith who have disabilities. I've long been willing to be vocal about having a chronic ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon May 23, 2011 at 06:39 AM PDT with 47 Recommends
I have a slightly audacious proposal to lay before you. In it, I contend that the very same factions that nearly rent this country asunder before it even had the chance to get going--they are alive ...
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Comment Count 56 comments on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 07:50 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
At the end of last week, a major news story remained largely uncovered and unaddressed in the media. The massive British pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKlein, was force to pay $3 billion dollars ...
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Comment Count 33 comments on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 07:15 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
A recent article in The New York Times about Quaker schools has ginned up no small controversy within the ...
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Comment Count 103 comments on Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 06:57 AM PDT with 44 Recommends
The Food Stamp program has always been a contentious, heavily partisan issue. A recent New York Times ...
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Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Feb 20, 2010 at 08:36 AM PST with 44 Recommends
Each and every time the United States considers military action, those of us who are members of pacifist peace churches feel conflicted and torn. We protest, we march, we register our complaints, ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 114 comments on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 07:15 AM PDT with 43 Recommends
As I myself struggle with a chronic disease of the brain best known as mental illness, I am constantly aware of discriminatory practices towards those who suffer with the same disability as I do. To ...
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Comment Count 57 comments on Sun Jan 03, 2010 at 02:51 PM PST with 38 Recommends
Twenty years after the fact, I return to a series of events that shaped my perception of not just American justice, but American society. What follows is part personal anecdote and part legal history.
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Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 09:09 AM PDT with 37 Recommends