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Loss

For 23 years I was a Monk of New Skete, the monastery being on the outskirts of Cambridge, New York, right across the border from Bennington, Vermont.  We frequently had visitors from Russia who were passing through the area.  One … Continue reading

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Choosing To Live

Intent on texting his wife Julie, forty-five year old George steps off of the curb, is hit by a bus and dies quickly.  At the burial, after the final shovelful has been tossed in, Julie stands there, staring down at … Continue reading

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How Can I Know?

An interviewer of the artist Gerhard Reichter commented to him, “The paintings have changed a lot.”  Gerhard responded, “Yes, yes!  That’s the thing: They do what they want!”  For many artists a blank canvas is a thing of terror: What’s … Continue reading

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