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Kyle T. Kramer was educated at Indiana University, the University of Hamburg and Emory University. He founded and lives with his wife Cyndi and their three young children (Eva, Clare, and Elijah) on Genesis Organic Farm, in his native southern Indiana, in a solar- and wind-powered home he designed and built himself. Kyle is also the director of graduate lay degree programs and spiritual formation for Saint Meinrad, a Benedictine monastery and school of theology. Kyle's writing, retreats and talks mainly concern the intersection of simple living, ecology and Catholic spirituality. He is the author of A Time to Plant: Life Lessons in Work, Prayer, and Dirt (Sorin Books, 2010) and blogs at http://kramerfamilyfarm.wordpress.com.

Kyle began writing a column for America in March 2009. A selection of his recent columns appears below.

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'The Real Cost of Fracking,' by Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald
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Superstorm Sandy brought climate change back into public consciousness with a vengeance Although no single weather event can be directly linked to climate change Sandy rsquo s devastation offered an undeniable preview of the kinds of extreme weather events we will face regularly in a warming world
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Experiencing New York made me reexamine my prejudices against urban life.
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Archery engages not only the body, but also the mind.
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The new fight over who owns the earth
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Have fossil fuels given us godlike powers?
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We should not hold on to living things too tightly.
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No one gets through the voyage without the risk of being swept overboard.
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Give lay ministers the freedom to live their baptismal call.
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I gave thanks, asked forgiveness and pulled the trigger.