Where One’s Inner Voices Become Audible

During the holidays, I find myself wanting for moments of quiet and peace. How about you? One of the benefits of being near a park is that I can always escape there. It is a place as Wendell Berry says, “where one’s inner voices become audible.”

I learned long ago that whenever I speak, my voice drowns out my inner voice. As I gained wisdom with age, I have learned that those moments of quiet and peace become more and more important to my physical and mental health.

Our hustle and bustle society pressures us all to be doing and busy. Experiencing solitude is not an escape from being busy and working, in fact it is some of the most important work we can do.

Enjoy this Thanksgiving week. It is a week of being grateful, and I have learned to be very thankful for two of God’s greatest gifts — peace and quiet.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. Hi cousin,
    Seems like Larry Nichols is talking a lot about you and the Clintons. I would think now would be a good time for you to follow Chuck Colson’s example and make a full written confession to the things you did during your time with the Clintons. Hopefully the courts will be merciful. If you don’t, well that would be a crap shoot.

    1. The last thing I worry about these days is what someone may say about me concerning events over thirty years ago. I am a great admirer of what Coulson did after he went to prison, but confessing to things that didn’t happen were not the example he set. W.

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