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Monthly Archives: May 2011

“Dwelling Alone”

“Dwelling alone” is a recent website by Brian Campbell featuring links to websites and blogs related to solitude and eremitism. The site also offers an online survey soliciting general information from anyone who has lived alone. Information gathered will be part of research towards a Ph.D. dissertation at Emory University titled “Alone in America: Solitude, […]

Fate of CT “Leather Man”

An article titled “Let Private ‘Leather Man’ Rest in Peace, Teachers Says” in, which provides local news for the lower Hudson Valley, New York and Connecticut, describes a controversy over the fate of the remains of the “Leather Man.” As a team of scientists prepares to exhume the body of the famed “Leather Man,” […]

Br. Paul, “Night-time hermit”

Brother Paul Quenon is interviewed for the PBS “Religion and Ethics” program. He was inspired by the example of Thomas Merton to become a monk, and has since published several books of poetry. The lumber shed at the Abbey of Gethsemani in northern Kentucky. It’s late February. Each night at 8:00, Brother Paul Quenon walks […]