There’s a lot of buzz around what’s known as the “minimal lifestyle,” and I have to say, I’m a bit skeptical. I love the 850-square foot home I share with my three kids and our 110-pound dog, but, … [Read more...] about Minimalism with a purpose
This photo brings back a rush of memories, both hearty and sad. On the sad part: The Loma teenage boys (probably as a group) were reprimanded for kicking these big toads as though they were soccer … [Read more...] about Mel Fros: A brief look back
One of the themes of Ray’s journals (and life in general) was a question: Is it possible to lead an authentic life within the bounds of traditional society? He had tried during his … [Read more...] about Life in community or outside it?
Note from Ed Sabin: "Katharina 'Traindel' Kleiner, one of my sisters' friends at the Bruderhof, died recently in Mexico. The following is an account written by Bette Bohlken-Zumpe, illustrating not … [Read more...] about A Tribute: Traindel Kleiner, by Bette Bohlken-Zumpe
My parents, Kurt Zimmermann and Annemarie (Marianne) Hilbert Zimmermann, joined the Rhönbruderhof separately in early 1930. Ray Sabin makes reference to them several times in his journals. They must … [Read more...] about Life Stories from the Bruderhof: Hans Zimmermann
Starting near the end of 1953, Ray’s journals are peppered with mentions of Teresa Hsu, a nurse who arrived from Wheathill, a Bruderhof in Britain. At first she appears as just one of the many new … [Read more...] about Life Stories from the Bruderhof: Teresa Hsu