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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Three modern hermits profiled

In “Life Lessons from Modern Day Hermits,” a Telegraph article by Adam Lusher, the writer discusses his encounters three contemporary hermits: Shropshire hermit, Stafford Whiteaker, editor of The Good Retreat Guide, who lives as a solitary religious in a tiny cottage; an unnamed New York City woman whose reclusion includes delivered groceries and anonymous advice; […]

Chinese cave-dwelling hermit

The China Daily reports on a contemporary hermit who lives in a cave. The caves that pock the mountains of Shanxi province’s Datong were inhabited for millennia until they were cleared out half a century ago – except for one person. Zhang Dehua is Datong’s last cave dweller. The 79-year-old was the only resident who […]