The Half-Life will Kill You

At 84 Samuel Becket was asked about the possibility of his retirement.  “What!,” he exclaimed, “Me?  Retire?  Never – not with the fire in me now!”  Not all of us are that lucky.  In my travels I meet teachers and priests for whom the original vision of their vocation has all but disappeared.  There seems to be a universal kind of ennui, a deep-seated sense of pressure, that is driving people to retire as soon […]