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I’ll admit, part of my interest in the Amish is the surprisingly frequent confusion between Quakers and Amish. I mean, look at me, do I look Amish to you? And yet I’ve had people tell me “I guess you are fine in the blackout, you’re used to living without electricity.” So, yeah.

If I link to this blog entry, then I enter to win a book. The really cool thing is that I now found a new blog to read! So even if I don’t get the book, I’m pretty happy that I’m posting this.

http://ajoyfulchaos.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaway.html

Off to read a bit more at A Joyful Chaos.

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Friends, I am pleased to announce that the second annual International Talk Like a Quaker Day will soon be here. On the 24th day of Tenth Month (or October for those not using plain speech), Friends will talk…like Quakers. This day parallels International Talk Like a Pirate Day but is much more peaceful.

Example of ways to speak that day:
Friend, thy foreign policy ideas are not in keeping with the Peace Testimony.
Today is Sixth Day.
I will go to Meeting on First Day.
I feel a Leading to use plain speech today.
No, I do not wear a bonnet. Yes, I do have electricity at home.

International Talk Like a Quaker Day also happens to be United Nations Day and William Penn’s birthday. If Friends feel lead to also act Quakerly on this day, so much the better. Thee can even put thy plain speech to good use by letting your elected officials know that you oppose war. Go to http://www.fcnl.org if you live in the United States.

Please feel free to spread the word if thee feels so moved by the Spirit.

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