Setting up Shop

I’m several days into setting up this blog and still learning how it all works. Not yet fully satisfied with much of what you see here, but that will improve with time.

I would like to give proper credit to the influences and supporters I have to thank for this journey I am taking. My delegation with the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is supported largely through a grant from the Lyman Fund. (More about them through Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s website ) The Fund supports individuals pursuing their spiritual leading and I am very grateful to them for helping make this trip possible.

For those readers who are unfamiliar and curious about Quakers online presence, I must give Martin Kelley ( credit for planting the blogger’s seed in me when I met him years ago on my motorcycle pilgrimage (made possible by the Pickett Fund for Quaker Leadership). It’s taken a while for me to pull together one of my own but I really appreciate the space and encouragement he and others have given me. (whether they were aware of it or not)

I just wanted to share these couple other links to people and resources related to aspects of this trip:

Joy Ellison is the daughter of Friends of Friends on my support committee for this trip. Her “I saw it in Palestine” blog ( talks about her experience as a full time Christian Peacemaker Teams member in the South Hebron Hills. I’ve recently learned that CPT is
closing its Hebron office so I speculate wildly that our delegation will focus more closely on the work Joy and others are doing in the villages surrounding Hebron. gives lots of links to Friend’s online contributions.

2 thoughts on “Setting up Shop

  1. Evan – this looks great! May I link to it on

    I hadn’t heard that CPT was closing the Hebron office. I’ve been hearing that the Jewish settlers are increasing their violent attacks on Palestinians and peace workers. I will check into it.

    I’m holding you in the Light and looking forward to hearing about your experiences and your spiritual path.

    In peace, Donna

  2. Evan,
    I am looking forward to reading about your journey, both the physical and the spiritual.

    We are looking forward to moving into the little house in the trees soon. Bounty helped me plant the winter garden there on the weekend, and next week we´ll start packing boxes.

    Be safe and smile lots,

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