Monks win! and other items

posted by Mike on May 2nd, 2007

An e-mail exchange:

Mike: I love this city, I gotta say.

Adam: I gotta say it does not surprise me that you’ve settled in a city that is years from a gentrification bubble. Any chump can talk about how much they love, say, Savannah or Santa Fe, but it takes a Mike Benedetti to love Worcester.

Teresian Carmelites win land battle!
This story has everything I love—Roman Catholicism, contemplative prayer, a $15 billion corporate villain, renewable energy, the works of mercy, and cable access TV. WCCA has the scoop.

Olympia CW closing?
Maybe so. When I visited them in 2003, the people doing the day-to-day work were short-time volunteers, with a non-profit corporation providing continuity. Most Catholic Worker communities don’t start that way, but several of them have ended up like that. If I get my act together, I’ll phone Olympia and find out what the story is.

Ukes at the Ship Room
This Saturday night: cheap beer and tiny guitars.

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