On Meghan Daum's "The Problem with Everything" and the problem with everything
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And a summary of my writing this year
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What I learned as an accidental sushi chef
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This newsletter and the next one are going out on Tuesday rather than Monday (for secret reasons). I hope that doesn't throw you off too much. My artic…
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I have been thinking about two things -- one a matter of life and death, the other not -- that seem, at first, unrelated. The less serious one is a len…
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The most ceremonial ceremony I ever attended was a canonization. This was in 2010, when Andre Bessette, a humble brother of the Congregation of Holy Cr…
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The big takeaway from this brief edition of the newsletter: I have a new essay at Plough Quarterly out called "The Noonday Demon." It's about acedia, a…
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I have trouble with the word capitalism. I am, as you know, critical of the way we work in America today, but unlike most others who are similarly crit…
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Thomas Merton wrote in his journal 70 years ago, "One of the most terrible fears is the sensation that you are likely to become, at any moment, the pro…
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To get you in the Labor Day spirit, I wrote a short essay for America magazine about the dignity of work and Pope Leo XIII's radical vision of labor ri…
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I'm writing you from the Collegeville Institute in central Minnesota, adjacent to the campus of St. John's University. I'm here for a writing retreat w…
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I've told the story of burning out and quitting my dream job as a tenured college professor many times in different venues: in conversation, in print, …
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