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Mary Rose O’Reilley

Mary Rose O’Reilley is the author of The Peaceable Classroom (Boynton/Cook) and Radical Presence: Teaching as a Contemplative Practice (out of print). She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and teaches at the University of St. Thomas.

— From September 2001
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The New Neighbors

I have spent a Sabbath blackening my reality and my companion’s mind with hostile words about my neighbor; my neighbor, by contrast, has spent a better day: entertaining his children and improving, according to his best guidance, a plot of ground.

September 2001
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