"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives" - Annie Dillard

Beyond Words Special

I dedicated this blog to a man that died a year ago yesterday. Mel Letchinger’s yahrzeit created a space to gather and celebrate life. But it also made me consider the past year. And time. February 2nd marked one month back in the States for me. Normally statements like that are followed with a “and …

They Call Me Brother Dan

Actually, they didn’t call me anything. The monks in the San Benito Monastery in Luján, Argentina are under a vow of silence. Brother Sebastian referred to me as “Dan” every time I needed to ask him a logistical question, but otherwise, the monks and I spent the week together without a word. A little bit …