Darren Barefoot
Darren Barefoot


The Long View

Items about longterm responsibility and stewardship.

August 5, 2003

I'm helping out the Thomas Merton Society of Canada update their website (I'm implementing Movable Type for them, among other things). You can read a short biography of Mr. Merton here. In short, he was a particularly unusual monk and writer. He also has the enviable footnote of dying  'suddenly, electrocuted by a malfunctioning fan, while he was attending his first international monastic conference near Bangkok, Thailand, in 1968.'

I take it Merton spent much of his monastic life at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Trappist, Kentucky. I recently checked out this abbey's Web site. Not only do they have a super-cool URL: monks.org, but they've got a really fine looking site. Check it out, and while you're there, buy some cheesecake or fudge.

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