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Chapter 1: The Kinds of Monastics

There are clearly four kinds of monastics. First, there are the cenobites, that is to say, those who belong to a monastery, where they serve under a rule and an abbot or prioress.

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The Rule Of St. Benedict

Proud of Pride

“For the pride which is proud of its want of pride is the most intolerable of all.” Marcus Aurelius wrote near the end of his common place book published as Meditations. 309 more words

Meditations - Marcus Aurelius

Bioshock: Getting Choosy with Ayn Rand

So I’m a big fan of the Bioshock games. If you’re familiar with the first game, you’ll probably know about the big twist: you’re running around, doing missions for a voice on the radio, and then it’s revealed that you’re being coerced into these actions with a special phrase that compels you to obey – the infamous ‘Would you kindly’. 1,045 more words

Video Games & Narrative

Time Flies

I was scrolling through facebook the other day, wasting the day away, when I noticed an alert from my Facebook page for my blog.

“You haven’t posted in 240 days.” 795 more words


Dear Intelligent Advice: Wedding Blues

Dear Adviser,

Two months ago my boyfriend proposed to me. Initially I was so excited about getting married and starting our life together. Since then I started planning our wedding and the whole thing gives me a headache. 400 more words


Always Unplanned

I picked up a load of stuff from my car last night and brought it in. Remembered, just now, that my phone’s battery needed charging. Phone wasn’t in any of the places where it gets put away, no ringy-dingy when we called it. 154 more words

Psychological Stuff


We live in a time of ferocious de-regulation as the Republican majority in both houses of government in the United States is in positive tizzy to rid the country of those nasty regulations that have been interfering with the increase of profits for the very few. 872 more words