13 responses to Karen Johnson-Weiner on Amish Wisdom radio today
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    Emma
    Comment on Karen Johnson-Weiner on Amish Wisdom radio today (June 17th, 2010 at 07:50)

    I hope it goes well, Erik!! I’ll be in Pennsylvania this weekend, but I’ll be sure and catch it next week!
    God bless!!!!

  • Why thank you Emma! I’m sure it will be a good show. Have a safe trip!

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    e.g. hines
    Comment on Karen Johnson-Weiner on Amish Wisdom radio today (June 17th, 2010 at 16:14)

    i do wonder if the disection of the amish and their way of life is fair the amish who no doubt are going through a transition where they are turning to more modern ways and are leaving the old ways behind. i grew up near a lage old order amish community in indiana and i know they are disheartened by those that stray from the ways that their beliefs are taught.you seem to do them a disservice when you portray them as business owners. we would all do better if we returned to the old ways. i mean no disrespect to you.

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    Comment on Amish occupational changes (June 18th, 2010 at 23:54)

    Amish occupational changes

    Hi e.g., appreciate the comment and I can understand your appreciation for old ways. I’m not sure how to portray Amish other than I do on this site, ie as farmers, factory workers, and (with a growing tally of thousands of Amish-owned businesses) business owners as well, among the many other roles Amish people take on.

    Amish are concerned with the speed of change though it is something that will affect them whether they face it head on or otherwise. I think books like An Amish Paradox can even be useful for the Amish in laying out some of the issues Amish will have to face one way or another (technology, changing occupations, youth issues, etc).

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    Bill
    Comment on Karen Johnson-Weiner on Amish Wisdom radio today (June 19th, 2010 at 10:38)

    I see the “New York Amish” book is available on the internet. Any idea when it will be avaiable in bookstores?

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    Comment on Karen Johnson-Weiner on Amish Wisdom radio today (June 20th, 2010 at 16:03)

    Just heard the interview–great job, Erik! Karen is a very articulate, interesting guest!

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    Comment on Karen Johnson-Weiner on Amish Wisdom radio today (June 20th, 2010 at 20:24)

    Many thanks! My book, New York Amish. Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State, is now available. If your local bookstore doesn’t have it, you can order it from Cornell University Press. I believe it is also available from Amazon.com or from Borders.

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    Michelle
    Comment on Karen Johnson-Weiner on Amish Wisdom radio today (June 23rd, 2010 at 19:41)

    Great show Erik ! The questions that you asked on the topic of education and teaching methods were quite intriguing. Just wondering … Are you thinking of becoming an Amish school teacher ??? hmm 😉

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    Thanks Michelle! No plans to do so, I was actually asked once but didn’t work out. I think it’s a pretty challenging job, though discipline problems are probably a lot milder than your average school.

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    ELIZABETH WATTENBERG
    Comment on Karen Johnson-Weiner on Amish Wisdom radio today (February 8th, 2011 at 10:41)

    Do you know where I can find out how many Amish live in Steuben County, NY? Which “branch” of Amish would they be attached to?
    Thank you,
    EEW

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    Comment on Amish in Steuben County, New York (February 8th, 2011 at 11:36)

    Amish in Steuben County, New York

    Elizabeth, you’ve got 3 communties in Steuben Co NY. They are near Prattsburgh, Woodhull/Jasper, and Addison. It’s not uncommon to find unrelated Amish groups in one county. PA and Wisconsin are other states where you find the same.

    I am not sure of their affiliations, but the Woodhull/Jasper community is by far the largest, with 800-1000 Amish. The other two are quite small.

    Here is the state guide for New York, with further info on Amish in NY: http://amishamerica.com/new-york-amish/

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    emmon
    Comment on Ex Amish (June 7th, 2011 at 22:30)

    Ex Amish

    Hi
    I am and examish from Iowa and I found your blog interresting. Thanks and good luck

  • Hi Emmon, appreciate that. Thanks for stopping by the blog and hope you will again soon.

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