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Monthly Archives: April 2017

New hermit for Saalfelden

A Belgian man, Stan Vanuytrech, has been selected the next resident hermit at the Saalfelden hermitage in the Austrian Alps, continuing a 350-year tradition. The town mayor indicated that Vanuytrech “radiates calm and comes across as well-anchored.” URLs:;

“The Virtues of Isolation”

“The Virtues of Isolation” is a thoughtful, sympathetic, and up-to-date essay in the Atlantic. Solitude is given an exact context in modern life and society, with a firm psychological and social basis, and includes lots of references to various scientists and observers. URL: