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Dave Trowbridge
Works at Santa Cruz Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Attended Glendale High School
Lives in Boulder Creek, CA 95006, United States
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This is creepy-wonderful.
 
In the spirit of Welcome to Night Vale.
We've found some cool stuff in the woods. Now it's time for you to pinkie swear you won't tell mom and dad.
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Why Germans Don't Play Scrabble
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Sorry, Albert, but God not only does play dice with the universe, he does it only when you're looking.
 
The bizarre nature of reality as laid out by quantum theory has survived another test, with scientists performing a famous experiment and proving that reality does not exist until it is measured. Physicists have conducted John Wheeler's delayed-choice thought experiment, which involves a moving object that is given the choice to act like a particle or a wave. The group reversed Wheeler's original experiment, and used helium atoms scattered by lig...
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+Ray Sawhill Architecture that gives new meaning to the word "condominiums."
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A mighty space it was, with gigantic machines here and there within it, huge mounds of material and strange shelter places. And scattered about it, some in their overturned war-machines, some in the now rigid handling-machines, and a dozen of them stark and silent and laid in a row, were the Martians--dead!--slain by the putrefactive and disease bacteria against which their systems were unprepared; slain as the red weed was being slain; slain, after all man's devices had failed, by the humblest things that God, in his wisdom, has put upon this earth.
 
Three Boeing 737 Fuselages Spotted In a Montana River

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I love the semantic paradox proposed by the noun we give to the desert—a place we define by what is no longer there. Once there were seas, once great tribes crossed these plains, great flocks of animals, once angels were as common as herons.
Photo: Timothy Archibald In San Francisco earlier this spring, I’d hoped to meet the essayist Richard Rodriguez, the author of The Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez, Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican Father, Brown: The Last Discovery of America, and, most recently, Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography, which has just been... <a href="http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2014/09/09/regarding-mystery-an-interview-with-r...
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Well, it's about time.
Film star and reigning King of Monsters Godzilla, 61, has finally been recognized as a citizen of Japan, Anime News Network reports.
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TEA-SPLAT WARNING!

This one's for +Sherwood Smith. We should have had Brandon use one of these against the Dol'jharians in the kitchen scene.
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If human beings reproduced like barnacles or other sperm/egg broadcasters, would our fireworks look different? One thing seems certain: we wouldn't be bragging about "biggest."
A 1,014-pound rocket launched during a fireworks show in Saitama, Japan on October 11th, 2014 secured the title of “World’s Heaviest Firework” with Guinness World Records. In a video of the event, ...
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A flawed but interesting article on the history of consensus in social activism. Flawed not because it identifies its roots in Quaker decision-making, but in the fact that it calls the Quaker process "consensus" when it very definitely is not. It's "unity," which is very, very different: consensus depends on going round and round until everyone agrees and is based on compromise; unity depends on the understanding that the Holy Spirit has already made the decision, and it is the job of the Meeting to discern it, understanding that the Spirit may speak through anyone. The problem, then, was that unity can't be translated into secular terms because it depends on a theological framework, and that the article got right.
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Education
  • Glendale High School
    1966 - 1968
  • Occidental College
    Organic Chemistry, 1968 - 1970
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Music Composition, 1975 - 1977
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Listener, truth-teller, well-digger, whetstone
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I'm a conservative Friend, a specifically Christian Quaker who practices the silent waiting worship that originated among many groups seeking Truth during the English Civil War, but which was carried forward only by Friends. 

I became a Friend ten years ago thinking to escape Jesus, only to be brought back full circle, but higher up and further in. Only lately have I discerned, haltingly and too often "outrunning my Guide," have I begun to discern what seems to be my true vocation.

Part of this vocation seems undeniable: the gift of creative writing, lost or take away 20 years ago, has been given back to me more powerful than when I left it, although, of course, I must work hard to recover the techniques I practiced only in distorted fashion as I labored instead in the dark, Satanic mills of Silicon Valley.

It's the other part that's scary. When I first became a Friend, three verses from the book of Jeremiah took up residence in my heart and in my mind, a kind of spirit-worm, if you will. Now they seem to be bearing fruit, or compelling me in a not yet clear direction. 

I won't say much more about this, preferring to let Jeremiah speak for me, except to underscore my understanding that we cannot discern where ruach blows save in community, in which I am doubly blessed: first in the woman in whom my soul delights, a faithful child of Abraham, and the family she brought to me; and second, in my blessed community among Friends. 

O Eternal One, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived;
Thou art stronger than I, and thou hast prevailed.

I have become a laughingstock all the day; everyone mocks me.
For whenever I speak, I cry out, 
I shout, "Violence and destruction!"
The word of the Eternal has become for me 
A reproach and derision all day long.

But if I say, "I will not mention him,
Or speak any more in his name,"
There is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones,
And I am weary with holding it in,
And I cannot.

Jeremiah 20:7-9 (RSV, paraphrased)
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Co-author with Sherwood Smith of the Exordium space opera series
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Writer, Gardener, Dog Trainer, Musician, Body-Hacker, Junk Artisan
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  • Santa Cruz Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
    Member, 2004 - present
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Boulder Creek, CA 95006, United States
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Glendale, CA, United States - Tujunga, Los Angeles, CA, United States - Hollywood, CA, United States
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