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parks and beautiful places

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religious life in Germantown

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how to get to Germantown

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a germantown photo album

helpful information about Germantown

the Germantown papers

about the owner

 

 

About the Owner

Robert A. Seeley is a long-time resident of Germantown. He has a twenty-year experience in publications work, desktop publishing, and Macintosh hardware and software. Following graduation with a B.A. in philosophy at Earlham College, Richmond, Ind., he performed two years of community service with the American Friends Service Committee in Sumter, SC. He then joined the staff of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, a small non-profit group in Philadelphia. From 1984-1994, he was responsible for all publications and newsletters published by the organization, including three books, approximately 25 pamphlets, and a quarterly newsletter. He began his own business, Desktop Resources, in April, 1995. Discover Germantown dates from 2003, when it began as a project for Germantown Friends School aimed at counteracting negative stereotypes of the neighborhood.

Robert Seeley has published four books and numerous articles on peace and conscience issues. His work includes the Handbook for Conscientious Objectors (13th Edition, CCCO, 1982), which he wrote, edited, and designed; Advice for Conscientious Objectors in the Armed Forces (CCCO, 1984); The Handbook of Non-Violence (Lawrence Hill, 1986); and Choosing Peace: A Handbook on War, Peace, and Your Conscience (CCCO, 1994), which he wrote, edited, and designed.

Robert Seeley's travels include England, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the Soviet Union, and most of the Southern United States. His wife, Ruth Seeley, is a native of Barrow-in-Furness, England. Ruth is active with Friends of Vernon Park. They have a daughter, Laura, who graduated from Swarthmore College in 2001. Laura has recently bought a house in Germantown.

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