Content for Thursday, December 21, 1995

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Monks at Prince of Peace in Oceanside bring back author's time with Trappists

Every time I go out among men, I come back less a man

"A GREAT DEAL OF VIRTUE AND PIETY” wrote Thomas Merton in Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, “is simply the easy price we pay in order to justify a life that is essentially trifling. Nothing is ...

Richard Meltzer on Liszt, Wagner, Verdi

Chump change touchstone of nothing

I have no context, no history (other than remote; remoter than remote; wholly, utterly adventitious) to plug into when I listen to classical music, no environment in which to meet and greet it even halfway.

The annual Matthew Alice quiz for readers

Quaker Oats Yukon deeds, Einstein and pop music, China and Disneyland

Ignoring a deluge of requests, we’ll end the year with our annual pop quiz designed to show you how much smarter you are now than you were 364 days ago — ail thanks to the ...

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