Monday, September 26, 2005

Last Seen On the Subway at 8 A.M.

Seeming too young to be so sad
Unfolding, folding,
Unfolding again a paper fan.

For seven stops she gazed
In the narrow crowded car
At something far away.

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Saturday, September 24, 2005

I'll Be Blogging One Fine Day

Some folks have noticed I haven't added anything to this blog lately. Worse yet, my most recent post was a "red-faced" retraction of an earlier post that (it turns out) was basically accurate after all. I'm deleting that retraction today. Thanks to all who sent me documentation of the claims in the earlier post. (These had to do with whether or not a doctor in New Orleans had managed to post an account of some heroic efforts to deliver medical care during the hurricane - he really was able to.)

Meanwhile, though, the reason I've been quiet lately is that in addition to my job, my usual committee work in my meeting, and my regular family life I've been pouring a lot of effort into organizing, publicizing, and assisting with my meeting's Quakerism 101 class. This last will be over in late October and I may get some free time back. (I've learned not to promise things here, just to give educated guesses about what may happen).

Some posts I'd like to create are:
I.Further comment on the issues raised in earlier posts on Quakerism/Christianity/Universalism. Some possible titles here might be
A."What's In the Name? - Are our theological diffeences really only verbal?"
B."Is Universalism Too Narrow?"
II. A review of Licia Kuenning's book "Farmington! Farmington!" - working title of the review is "A Kinder, Gentler Apocalypse". Preview: I find the book troubling in some respects, but rich with real insights as well. It not only discusses, but also raises by its own existence some very knotty questions about what prophecy is, how to evaluate prophetic claims, and whether the spiritual validity of a prophecy depends on the accuracy of any predictions within it.

- - Rich Accetta-Evans

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