Monthly Archives: March 2011

Acedia and Mom

I just finished reading Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and A Writer’s Life (2008) by Kathleen Norris, a spiritual writer known for her meditative memoirs Dakota, The Cloister Walk, Amazing Grace, and The Virgin of Bennington. In this most recent book, Norris spends a … Continue reading

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Patti and the Power

John recently bought me a tape (used…discarded by the library) of Patti Smith’s Dream of Life. I loved her recent memoir Just Kids and have been listening to her a lot. The first song, “People Have the Power,” seems to … Continue reading

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