Soliloquy in an International Cloister

Watch your step as Brother Lawrence takes you inside the monastery walls of a five hundred year-old international order. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wish you had ignored your hormones and joined the monastery.

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13 March 2012

Hall politics

I have written before about a confrere and co-worker that we nicknamed "the cunning linguist" for his translation skills. Besides his linguistic skills, he is also a good thinker and has a lot of good ideas about the Order, especially on issues that are close to his heart. As an interpreter, however, the only way he can promote his ideas at a Chapter is to talk to delegates during the breaks. Watching him do this led us to bestow on him a new moniker — "the Hobby Horse Whisperer".

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2 Comments:

Anonymous mara said...

Con spirito, simpatico, oh, fel la ti oh! I think I know yo - from another blog, Oh! Not to radio alarmo! You are undercover with me bro! (smile)

16 March, 2012 19:47  
Blogger heartinsanfrancisco said...

Hmm. I have heard that nickname used in another way, but that is doubtless inapplicable (to say nothing of inappropriate) among those of your Order. I think I like the Hobby Horse Whisperer better.

28 March, 2012 02:40  

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