Category Archives: Culture

3 Black Friday Mind Tricks You Can Withstand

Marketers pull out all the stops to entice us into the stores and into large purchases on Black Friday. This post explains 3 of their major ploys, and offers some antidotes. It finishes with a Benedictine perspective. Continue reading

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Remembering the First Earth Day – April 22, 1970

Reprint of the Earth Day column from The Cable, the student newspaper of The College of St. Scholastica. Continue reading

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What? No laughing? Surely you jest…

St Benedict seems to forbid all forms of laughter. Surely that can’t be true … Continue reading

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