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Entries from June 2011

Summer Reading, Books About Walking

June 24th, 2011 · Comments Off on Summer Reading, Books About Walking

One of the great pleasures of life in the North Country is a summer walk.  Morning walk with aspirations of high prayer, evening walk with aspirations of ice cream cone.  Here is a list of books on walk, by no means limited to walking in northern places, but books that comment on the place of the meditative walk in human life:

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Summer Reading, Annual Baseball Suggestions

June 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on Summer Reading, Annual Baseball Suggestions

…title says it all.  To celebrate a recent string of games in the Bronx here are nine (like the lineup!) new-newish titles on baseball:

 

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Summer Reading, Donald Hall

June 6th, 2011 · Comments Off on Summer Reading, Donald Hall

…happened to have read Donald Hall’s book Life Work over the weekend, and was reminded just what a fine writer and think Hall is (he’s alive and well at age 82).  Spending the early summer reading Hall would be a June well spent, here is an overview of recommended titles by Hall that we have here in ODY:

 

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Summer Reading

June 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Summer Reading

With Reunion Weekend upon us here at St. Lawrence, here are a sampling of recent books on the state of American colleges and universities at this moment in history.  Hopefully a start on the literature of higher education, of the critiques and defenses of the enterprise we are all about:

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