Support the EPA and End Mountaintop Coal Mining

On January 13 of this year, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) denied a Clean Water Act permit for the largest-ever proposed mountaintop removal coalmine in Appalachia. Although the U. S. Corps of Engineers had already approved the permit for Spruce Mine in Logan County, WV, the EPA acted in time to protect our environment.

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Hairnets, Aprons, and Rubber Gloves: Suiting up at Moveable Feast

When the five BES members arrived at Moveable Treats on April 14, we were greeted by Tom Patrick, the amiable Volunteer Coordinator. He offered an engaging overview of this remarkable organization. Although BES has been providing desserts for Moveable Treats for years, some of our members don’t know a whole lot about it.

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In Defense of Death with Dignity

I did not think about my death very much until my mother unexpectedly died when I was fifteen. It was a tremendous shock and brought a painful awareness of the reality of life.

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New York Society for Ethical Culture Building Rededication

After three days attending the National Leaders Council meeting in New Jersey, I was honored to join over 350 people for the rededication of the home of the New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC). Designed by Art Nouveau style pioneer architect Robert Kohn, a life-long member of NYSEC, the building was completed in 1910.

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Writing Our History

A major project of Rosemary Klein’s presidency is the writing of a history of The Baltimore Ethical Society, a project inspired by the September platform address by Antero Pietila, author of the book “Not in My Neighborhood.” As one of the senior members of BES, I was asked by Rosemary if I would serve as the “gathering point” for putting such […]

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