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Monthly Archives: October 2005

“Friends of Silence”

Nan Merrill has pubished a modest newsletter, “Friends of Silence,” for many years as a labor of love. In its pages, she explores silence, solitude, and community with the universe, grand themes but in a gentle and modest tone. In this interview with Heron Dance, she discusses her published books, favorite books, and life-changing experiences.URL: […]

Wendell Beckwith, Best Island recluse

A Globe and Mail story (Oct. 11, 2005) about Wendell Beckwith, an amateur scientist who lived a reclusive life on Best Island, Ontario (Canada). American-born Beckwith hand-built an elaborate home in the woods, conducted scientific observations, and entertained a stream of visitors before his death at 65 in 1980. The Ministry of Natural Resources is […]

Noah John Rondeau in NYT

A fine travel article entitled “Following a Hermit’s Footsteps” in The New York Times (October 7, 2005) describes the Adirondack Mountains of New York State, the Northville-Placid Trail, and the vicinity where hermit Noah John Rondeau lived in the forests until 1950. There are details of his life as well as details for potential travelers. […]