National Catholic Register, Joseph Pearce: A friend of mine, a monk, is writing something on silence. He requested that I give him some literary leads on the topic. Happy to oblige, I offered several poems which invite the reader to plunge into the tranquility of quietude. Prior to doing so, I suggested that he take a look at an essay I wrote many moons ago for the Imaginative Conservative, entitled “Distracting Ourselves to Death,” which highlights the dangers of the absence of silence. Read full article here.