Paul’s Perambulations

July 17, 2021

Speaking with Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon

Filed under: Education,General,Peace,Politics — admin @ 8:28 am

Had an appointment with my Congressperson, Mary Gay Scanlon, day-before-yesterday as part of a small group arranged by WILPF and PeaceAction.  My five-minute “ask” was for her to support (1) the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and (2) to use President Biden’s infrastructure plan as the opportunity to convert military companies toward productive work for this country (more…)

July 6, 2021

4th of July weekend at the Liberty Bell

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Then the rains came

With Brandywine Peace Community July 3 at the Quaker Statehouse – aka Independence Hall. Message is that our country needs fixing as much as the cracked bell across the way from us. Got good attention from passers-by. Weather progressed from a cool morning drizzle setting out, to a hot sun the first hour of the demonstration, followed by a few clouds, then closed a bit early with a cloud burst of rain.

August 4, 2020

Covid-19 wedding wonderful

Filed under: General — admin @ 2:11 pm

On August 2nd my stepson William and his fiancée Ashley were married in Blue Bell. There were about one hundred guests for an outdoor wedding and dinner under a large tent. Most of what had been originally planned could still happen. They did the planning themselves – well done. Life goes on even in these times. It was a beautiful ceremony, and I am so happy for them.

June 6, 2020

George Floyd and police justice

Filed under: General,Peace,Politics — admin @ 3:21 pm

Coming out of quarantine for two actions in Media today. This morning a call for resignation/firing of a prejudiced police officer. This afternoon “We’re Done Dying,” a vigil for the lost. Morning at the Media FOP headquarters, afternoon at the Courthouse. Good attendance at both. Now for follow through to further. We are interviewed toward end of article. 

September 26, 2018

Are there Perambulations more than activism? Read here

Filed under: Family,General — admin @ 12:29 pm

We’re much more than Quaker activists, so I’ll skip the latest news in that area and give other news about us. Fran and I are amateur mycologists and spent last Sunday (more…)

April 12, 2016

Sexuality and Aging

Filed under: General — admin @ 9:40 pm

Is Senior Sex an oxymoron?  Not at all, although naturally there are some changes in sexuality associated with aging.   Changes can be (more…)

November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving 1621– A harvest celebration of new military allies

Filed under: General — admin @ 9:31 am

The fall feast was sometime in late September or early October, with about one hundred of Massasoit’s Indians and less than half that number of English who had survived the previous disease-filled winter. It affirmed a recent peace treaty (more…)

July 21, 2013

OUR MOVE – SIMPLICITY and its relationship to possessions, memory, freedom and the future.

Filed under: Family,General — admin @ 9:15 pm

A post about moving and downsizing may seem mundane to readers, but our recent move to Media has been a mindful testimony of my attempt to transition to living a simpler life.  (more…)

June 2, 2012

Quehanna Trail — “backpacking wonderland” or FRACKING “…that endangered life and property.”

Filed under: General — admin @ 12:38 am

We’ll be on the Quehanna Trail in the Moshannon Strate Forest in three days. Described in Backpacking Pennsylvania (Mitchell) thusly – “This region epitomizes expansive isolation with deep forests, wetlands, beautiful streams, open meadows, and scenic glens…This is a backpacking wonderland.”  BUT… (more…)

March 15, 2012

In return for enough money, we’ll name a building or program after you or your family.

Filed under: General,Politics — admin @ 12:38 pm

I have an issue with these feel good ceremonies for naming buildings and programs after wonderful wealthy donors. I’d be okay to name buildings and academic chairs after truly exceptional people, as role models. But giving a large sum of money does not put you in that category, even when you are a very nice person (more…)

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