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My photographic life

A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera. —Dorothea Lange My photographic life began when I was 7 years old on the Southside of Chicago, 1946, just one year after World War Two ended and the US unleashed the first use of nuclear weapons, a period I do not recall but […]

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Detroit’s Seeds of the New Miracle (or Bust), 2014 :: 2 :: Quakers in Detroit, murder in Detroit, bicycling in Detroit

PHOTOS Excerpts from my journal November 10, 2014, Monday, Detroit  Cool, upper 30s, 80% cloudy with altocumulus, calm.  Yesterday, Sunday [November 9, 2014], a day departing from my more usual Detroit days: attend Detroit Friends Meeting in the morning where I met a few people like Peter and Mike who provided photographic leads (later Peter very […]

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British Quakers Urge Recognition of Palestine, a comprehensive arms embargo on all sides, and an end to Israel’s blockade of Gaza and occupation of Palestine

Gaza and the West Bank of Palestine and Israel The scarf lining the route between Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston and Burghfield | Photo: Photo: Luke Massey. “Several hundred protesters [from Britain Yearly Meeting] were on hand Saturday, 9 August 2014, for the unfurling of an enormous pink scarf along the seven miles of road between […]

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In the Light, Palestine-Israel: New directions for Quaker-related institutions

2013 may be the big year of transitions for Quaker and Quaker-related institutions in Palestine-Israel. First the Friends International Center in Ramallah (FICR) is currently evolving, having been initially an experiment in connecting better with the local community. Its founding coordinator, Kathy Bergen, has retired. FICR had become a significant source of transformation in the […]

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“And you will be carried where you do not wish to go”—part eight (final installment)

The city of Hiroshima Japan, August 1995 The Hiroshima Dome, one of the few buildings that survived the atomic attack on August 6, 1945 and the creation of the Peace Park Peace Crane, in the tradition of the young Japanese girl, Sadako, irradiated, surviving the initial blast, folding cranes to protect children from death, finally […]

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“And you will be carried where you do not wish to go”—part seven

Dr Martin Luther King Jr ©All text & photos (unless otherwise noted) copyright Skip Schiel, 2004-2010 A series from my earlier writing, not always directly about Palestine-Israel, this an attempt to understand and express my journey of discovery that continues to enthrall and mystify me. Originally written for the New England Yearly Meeting sessions (Quaker) […]

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“And you will be carried where you do not wish to go”—part five

©All text & photos (unless otherwise noted) copyright Skip Schiel, 2004-2010 A series from my earlier writing, not always directly about Palestine-Israel, this an attempt to understand and express my journey of discovery that continues to enthrall and mystify me. Originally written for the New England Yearly Meeting sessions (Quaker) keynote presentation on August 6, […]

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“And you will be carried where you do not wish to go”—part four

©All text & photos (unless otherwise noted) copyright Skip Schiel, 2004-2010 A series from my earlier writing, not always directly about Palestine-Israel, this an attempt to understand and express my journey of discovery that continues to enthrall and mystify me. Originally written for the New England Yearly Meeting sessions (Quaker) keynote presentation on August 6, […]

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