Thanks to Robin M, a fellow Quaker blogger, Emily and I found out about Quaker Heritage Day and will be attending. I am excited to see that Peggy Senger Parsons will be speaking as I have enjoyed reading her thoughts on her blog. We spent a little bit of time in Berkley last summer when we visited my cousin, Rick, and his family and (as Rick predicted) we instantly loved Berkley. We felt like we came home. I am an avid Peet’s fan and so going to Berkley to visit the original store is like a mecca of sorts, but when I found out that it was across the street from one of the Quaker meeting houses I about flipped! We really look forward to meeting new Friends, and putting faces to a number of the Quaker bloggers that will be there. I also look forward to being challenged as the speakers share. Plus, a road trip with my wife is always the best!
...is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. Wess has a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, served as a "released minister" at Camas Friends Church, and is the father of three. He enjoys sketchnoting, sharing conversation over coffee with friends, listening to vinyl and writing creative nonfiction. View all posts by Wess