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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Sound health

“Shh! Sound health in 8 steps” is a interesting and helpful 7+ minute TED presentation by Julian Treasure on the effects of sound: physiological, auditory, mental and physical health. (One recommendation: minimum 5 minutes of birdsong daily.) URL:

Grail Community

An article in the Independent (UK) titled “Grail Community: Life inside a (gently crumbling retreat,” offers an inside look at a unique a lay association of celibate women who choose not to be nuns or to work visibly in the world despite their interest in ecclesiastical and social issues. The women of the Grail Community […]

Forthcoming hermit novel

In this short video from Emerson College (Boston), writer and faculty-member Steve Himmer talks about his novel, The Bee-Loud Glade, which will be published in Spring 2011. The novel features an ornamental hermit: “The Bee-Loud Glade brings this odd pastime to the present day, where a billionaire named Mr. Crane hires Finch to be his […]