Benedictine Spirituality, Poetry

4 characteristics of vibrant, strong communities from The Rule of Benedict

The poet Emily Dickinson, now recognized alongside Walt Whitman as one of the cofounders of a uniquely American poetic voice, lived in almost complete social isolation.  If a poet wants to write remarkable, enduring poems, is it, therefore, best for her to live an isolationist life? Paul the Hermit lived his long adult life alone… Continue reading 4 characteristics of vibrant, strong communities from The Rule of Benedict

Years Ago

7 Winning Character Traits of the 2013 Boston Red Sox

When a team comes together like the Boston Red Sox did this year, the players deserve to be honored as champions, not only because of their athletic accomplishments, but also because of the example they've set for everyone who endeavors to be a winner. Here are the lessons they've taught us about what makes people into winners:… Continue reading 7 Winning Character Traits of the 2013 Boston Red Sox