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.