My niece, who has been homeless, recommended preparing an old yet serviceable purse with sample sizes of nine useful items. This could be a gift to someone living on the street. The purse should have a shoulder strap so that it can be carried in addition to a backpack and still leave a person’s arms and hands free.
My reaction to Zae Asa Illo’s article and the Friends-of-Color Epistle was one of sadness and frustration. How can we have a Friends-of-Color Epistle with a message that could have been written years ago? How can we have an article by an African-American Quaker, which is both personal and authentic yet not surprising?
I serve on the planning committee for an upcoming celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birthday, which will be held October 11-13, 2019, at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute for Non-Violence at Stanford University. All Friends are encouraged to attend. For more information, look online at: kinginstitute.stanford.edu/institute/GKGI
I read the latest issue of Western Friend with great interest and edification. I am a Professor Emeritus of Chinese Language, Literature, and History from the City University of New York and could not help noting a number of inaccuracies in Mr. Strickland’s account of East Asian history.
Ha! I expected a Japan expert to check in first. He’s got some of the facts correct, although he would find strong disagreement from Korean historians over ownership of the territory north of the Yalu River during much of history, including most of Manchuria and parts of eastern Siberia.
– Dan Strickland, Orange Grove Meeting, Pasadena, CA (PYM)