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Peter is a graduate of Texas Christian University, and has lived and worked in Fort Worth, Las Vegas, and Tempe, and in Pinon, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation. Currently, he is a high school English teacher in Tucson. Peter enjoys hiking, reading, painting and exploring the scenic beauty of the Sonoran Desert with his wife.
June 19th, 2011
A Father's Day Reflection

In that cosmically complex and fun butterfly effect way of looking at the world, we may never have been born if it wasn't for Thomas Merton, the world's most prominent Catholic monk and prolific author. Besides being a father himself before entering the monastery and Catholic priesthood (thank God Catholics and spiritual seekers everywhere have such a wild and real role model to look to), Merton has always played a huge role in the mythology and background story of our own father and was always the subject of many memories shared in the evenings over family dinners.

In the early 1960s, inspired by The Seven Storey Mountain, our dad decided to follow what he thought was his calling and go join the Trappist monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani, the Kentucky monastery made famous by Merton.

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