Priscilla’s World

What is the most expensive thing I ever bought?

   I am sure that the most expensive thing we ever bought took place in the process of our buying houses. The fact of which one was the most expensive...I don’t have an idea. I am sure that the first house that we bought...on Chicago’s Circle Avenue in...

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Egyptian Surprises

Egyptian Village Surprises in 1979 Surprise and delight swept over me when we land in Cairo. Mark and Jean Poole meet us at the airport and drive us to a lovely small apartment. It is Jock Miner’s apartment in the area of Cairo called Maadi. Jock is a geologist and is...

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Those Essential Moments

A sight, a sound, an event turns us upside down in unexpected and commonplace moments. I call this the holy revealing itself. Two brothers chase each other in their yard. The older brother is yelling, “I am going to get you.” The younger brother tries desperately to...

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What Was One Of Your Biggest Trips—or the Most Remembered

The year was 1979 and I was just about to pass my 48th birthday. Rodney and I were on a trip with two Institute elders visiting and checking on places where great work was going on. On Sunday morning, having arrived in Nairobi late Saturday night I had a touch of...

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My First Summer Job – All Work and No Pay

The year was 1971 and I had just turned 40 years old. The Ecumenical Institute still occupied the Bethany Seminary buildings on the west side of Chicago. The subject was related to the New Social Vehicle. All the participants were to pull together stuff they had read...

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Where did you go on vacations as a child?

Vacations As a Child When I think back over my life I am amazed that when I was small we had few “vacations.” Our summer drives across hot, dusty Oklahoma roads to the Texas Panhandle was our summer fun. Our mother’s mother, and aunts and uncles all lived in or...

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