Staying True: Musings of an Odd-duck Quaker Lesbian Approaching Death is a sage, insouciant account of discovering one's own path and staying true to it through life's gyrations. This memoir rips, romps, stomps and frolics through the most meaningful mysteries of life and dives into topics any thinking person must wrangle with: illness, death, sex, power relations, a meaningful marriage, creating a future that befits the past, exploring why one is on earth and what one is supposed to do here. What is the true goal of education? What does the art of the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods tell us about that time and our cultural future? Can we approach death honoring the experience of each day? Staying True models faith as a living presence. This is the work of a brilliant eclectic thinker, a mystic, a student of many disciplines, one who models for us the work of a lifetime.