The School Sisters of Notre Dame founded Notre Dame of Maryland University located on North Charles Street in Baltimore.  Sister Kathleen, SSND taught Flannery O’Connor in Japan and in Baltimore.  Listen to her explain the Biblical influences in O’Connor’s short stories. Thomas Merton said that Flannery’s work is similar to Sophocles as well.

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Built for James Deering in 1912 on Biscayne Bay south of Miami Beach, Florida, Vizcaya  sits on 130 acres.  Paul Chalfin helped Deering decorate both the interior and exterior gardens including the lovely interior courtyard.

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Dr. John A. Snyder tells us not to live life in the key of “Middle C.” The brain is altered with pharmaceuticals, “medicines” that try to put us in the middle. Healthy human beings should be able to experience life’s pleasures and pains inherently.  

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