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What the Monk Said

PART THREE (the conclusion) (To start at the beginning of my monastery journey, you can read Part One, here. Part Two can be found here.) A man stands talking to the monk, but as soon as he leaves, I make … Continue reading

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Silent Meals, Reading, and the Worst. Map. Ever.

PART TWO (If you missed Part One, and you don’t know why I’m spending my 40th birthday in a monastery, you can read about it here.) I don’t sleep well that night, of course. I rarely do; and here, the … Continue reading

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Milestones and Monasteries

PART ONE The sky threatens rain and is growing darker as I drive west, deep into wine country. It is the afternoon of my 40th birthday, and I will spend the next 48 hours largely in silence and solitude. Tomorrow … Continue reading

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