My tree friend

Quakers, social justice and revolution

I subscribe to poem-a-day (

Today’s poem is “To the Pine Tree” (which can be found at the end of this).

That reminded me of the blog post I had written in 2019 about my tree friend.

August 26, 2019:

I just returned from an amazing event, the National Network Assembly, held at the Des Moines YMCA Camp near Boone, Iowa. From information about the Assembly we received ahead of time, I knew I wouldn’t have WiFi or cell phone access, so I didn’t even bring my laptop. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post though, there were so many things I wanted to write about and I was missing my (nearly) daily writing, so I wrote two blog posts by hand.

As I sat in Quaker Meeting yesterday, at Bear Creek Friends meeting, which is in a rural setting, surrounded by trees, the image of my tree friend…

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