Five Lenten Meditations (and a Prayer) from Thomas Merton

A few weeks ago, I picked up a copy of Thomas Merton’s slender 1956 volume Thoughts in Solitude, a hodge-podge of his reflections from one of the periods at Gethsemani that he was allowed to spend in relative isolation. It’s not Merton’s best writing — many of the ideas are better fleshed out elsewhere — …

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Slouching Towards Bethlehem, a “Podcast”: Episode 3

Hey folks. A few days ago I hopped on Skype again with my buddies Geoff, Jonny, and Kyle and recorded another "episode" of our so-called “podcast” — “Slouching Towards Bethlehem,” a nod to Yeats’ “The Second Coming.” As always, it's basically just us having a free-wheeling conversation. Nothing too remarkable. Super basic production. Plenty of …

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The 20 Greatest In-Game Dunkers in NBA History

When I was a kid, I was a straight up basketball junkie. As the song goes, “I was a victim of a basketball jones.” I studied the players, the history, the art of the game obsessively – and played it all the time, often by myself. My basketball card collection was probably my most prized …

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