Welcome! Welcome to the Friendly Quakersaurus.
I’m not entirely sure just what this space is going to look like. The first Quakersaurus was birthed way back in the 1990s some time with a vanity website. Then it migrated over to a creature called Blogspot (now Blogger) as a blog. It then morphed again into the Kwakersaur Friendly Skripture Study communal blog which I continued to coordinate/facilitate until I passed the work on to someone else. I believe that critter is been extinct for some time now.
But we belong to an era of Jurassic Park were extinct critters can be resurrected with the right technology. And for now the technology is Facebook and WordPress.
I have a wide range of interests which I focus on with some obsessive precision. I like dinosaurs and fossils. I’m also fascinated with Quakers (mostly of the 17th century variety) and Christian spirituality. Here in Canada we are in the middle of an election and so I would be very surprised if politics didn’t find a way of creeping into the mix. I also have personal irons in the fire related to disability rights especially from a faith-based perspective.
All of which is to say, again, that “I’m not entirely sure just what this space is going to look like.” Join me if you wish.
In the interest of full disclosure. My actual connection to the Quaker communities is somewhat tenuous currently.
I began my association with Friends in 1982 when I attended a Friends’ meeting after running into a book in the public library. I have participated actively in the life of two monthly meetings in a number of roles and represented Quakers on outside bodies. I was also married in a Friends’ Meeting under the care of that meeting and after the manner of Friends. But somewhere along the line life got in the way. Geographically participation in the life of a Quaker meeting became difficult, and then for variety of reasons it became emotionally difficult and then I simply found myself elsewhere.
Recently — and by recently I mean on and off over the last year or so but increasingly more over the current year — I have been missing my connection to Friends. I find my nose in 17th century Quaker literature (mostly Isaac Penington, but occasionally George Fox and James Naylor) and have managed to to attend a Quaker meeting three times in the last year and a half (which doesn’t seem like much, but it is more than I have done in the preceding decade).
fides quarens intellectumAnselm of Canterbury
(faith seeking understanding)