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  •  it is a celebration of 80 years (5+ / 0-)
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    chimpy, Bcgntn, JanL, joycemocha, Dr Teeth

    of Pendle Hill.  Palmer was based here for a number of years.   It is a place of adult education, spiritual growth, exploration, study and more.  My wife grew up about a mile from here, and I used to live about 2 miles away.  It is one of the most important parts of American Quaker culture.

    This is in part a retreat, because I chose to reread that one of Palmer's books.   It is serving as a break in the actual task of teaching, a time for some reflection away from my normal weekend pursuits, which will have to be compressed into a few hours on Sunday evening.

    I thought a few people might find some of Palmer's words and perhaps even my thoughts in response to Palmer's words useful, hence this diary and the one last night.

    Peace.

    "what the best and wisest parent wants for his child is what we should want for all the children of the community" - John Dewey

    by teacherken on Sat Nov 13, 2010 at 04:01:48 AM PST

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