In her book Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language, the linguist Gretchen McCulloch astutely observes that the way people in a given locality speak doesn’t often change much, even in the face of many technological advances: …people were still talking like their neighbors rather than like TV and
Sharing home-baked treats after the Christmas Eve celebration has been a long-standing tradition at Cincinnati Friends Meeting. But in 2020, in the midst of a pandemic, when our contact with each other was reduced to being squares in a Zoom call, it just wasn’t possible. Or was it? During a
We are not for Names, nor Men, nor Titles of Government, nor are we for this Party, nor against the other, because of its Name and Pretense; but we are for Justice and Mercy, and Truth and Peace, and true Freedom, that these may be exalted in our Nation.
Laughter, they say, is the best medicine. And during this time of pandemic, we need all the chuckles we can get! The original versions of these limericks appeared on the Association of Bad Friends Facebook page, a Quaker humor site moderated by Brent Bill, author of Life Lessons from a
Naomi Oetzel, 85, passed away on April 13, 2020. Naomi attended Wilmington College, where she earned a teaching certificate. In April of 1953, she married Charles Oetzel, and the two lived in the New Richmond, Ohio area for nearly 60 years. Charles, who died in 2015, had joined Cincinnati Friends