Day: August 3, 2021

Diocese of Vermont faces “financial cliff” warns bishop

[The financial] assessment revealed that a “financial cliff is on the horizon.” In his report, which was submitted to me and presented to Diocesan Council on June 16, Mr. Burnett wrote, “The Bishop envisioned financial shortfalls early on in her ministry, and we can reaffirm that there is, in fact, trouble ahead, likely in the first quarter of 2023, where, without intervention, expenditures will far exceed revenues.”

The Courage to Be Nobody: Simone Biles and the Art of Renunciation

Few of us can even imagine the pressures of being the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) who is not allowed to fail, the face of the Olympics, America’s standard bearer, and the always dependable foundation of the team’s success. But her renunciation of these burdens, however temporary, may be her greatest achievement insofar as it helps athletes—and society as a whole—engage with issues of mental health and personal well-being as never before, without stigma or shame.