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Review: Ghosts of the Desert by Ryan Ireland

I first have to say that this is the first time I’ve read a book written by someone I know personally. I wanted to read this second book by him because the premise sounded interesting and I wanted to be supportive of his writing. 290 more words


Writing About Writing: How To Be A Writer Without Being A Hermit

If you’re like me, sometimes you realize that you spend more time with a notebook and pencil or a computer than your own family and friends. 333 more words


Thank Goodness We Don't Have to Do that Anymore: Hire Decorative Hermits

You know how, when you are a British noble in the eighteenth century, and you are redoing your landscaping and you’ve got Capability Brown doing the design and are adding some nice fountains and follies, but somehow it’s still just missing something? 269 more words

Thank Goodness We Don't Have To Do That Anymore

Celtic Christianity 2: Solitude

For many years, my late mother and me would go on holiday to the Island of Arran, off the West Coast of Scotland. We often stayed in a small cottage (converted from part of a former school) in a little village on the extreme south of the Island. 1,011 more words

Saint of the day 16th July

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Pietro Novelli Our Lady of Carmel and Saints Created: 1 January 1641

Saturday, July 16, 2016¬†| Feast Day: Saturday, July 16, 2016… 560 more words

Feasts And Commemorations

National Hermit Week

June 13-20 is designated National Hermit Week (not to be confused with National Hermit Crab Week, which is in February). If ever there was a holiday week designed by introverts, for introverts, this is it! 621 more words


"It simply became too much for me."

Swiss nun quits hermit post

As reported in 2014, the Verena Hermitage in Switzerland had announced a job search for a resident hermit. The position called for a solitary who nevertheless could entertain visitors to the historic church and grounds and maintain popular interest in the centuries-old site.

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Horror Of Humanity