Paul's Perambulations a personal blog

April 19, 2012

What role for civil disobedience and arrest in our work for justice?

Filed under: Education,Peace,Politics — admin @ 9:57 am

Meaningful and focused civil disobedience resulting in arrest can be a significant part of peaceful action for justice, but there is no reason for arrest to become the activists’ Red Badge of Courage.  (more…)

April 12, 2012

Do old people get “X” rated?

Filed under: humor,Love,Religion — admin @ 4:04 pm

The average duration for sex is said to be about twenty minutes.  You might think that was reasonable. But wait. Most recently, Fran and I leaped (more…)

April 8, 2012

On Easter — What/Who is a Christian?

Filed under: Religion — admin @ 2:50 pm

Interesting that of all my friends’ Easter-related Facebook posts today, exactly one was a traditional religious message. Most posts represented secular spin-offs from Easter, while a few related to spring and the attendant seasonal renewal. I’m a universalist Quaker who could be indentified with faithfulness to continuing revelation in the Christian tradition (there’s a book in those words – must ask in person if interested). I may not be “traditional” but at the same time am not really comfortable with an emphasis on the accoutrements of Easter (eggs, clothing, food, etc.). Family gatherings are beautiful, and if this is the opportunity, that’s wonderful. But that does not make it Easter.

April 6, 2012

Fran – my partner in crime (?) at Lockheed-Martin

Filed under: Politics,Religion — admin @ 2:11 pm

On Good Friday of 2012, Fran and I attended the annual Brandywine Good Friday observance at Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest military manufacturer and war profiteer. On this occasion, Fran chose to enter the grounds of Lockheed Martin (more…)

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