A bit of ink, a bit of space…

September 16, 2014

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Many thanks to OFA (Orthodox Filmmakers and Artists) for offering up some space for me to talk about “Nearly Orthodox” today! Hope you’ll take a moment to check it out :)

Posted in: Ordinary Time

Memoria…

September 11, 2014

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Originally posted on Nearly Orthodox:
A year ago, give or take a few days, I was welcomed into the Orthodox faith. On that day I took the name of Saint Theodora of Vasta, whose story echoed in me the moment I read it. Theodora came to the aid of her village while it was under…

Posted in: Ordinary Time

Remembering

September 9, 2014

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Originally posted on Nearly Orthodox:
This week I celebrate two years as a full on Orthodox Christian. I also celebrate the feast of my namesake, Theodora of Vasta on September 11th.  I had intended to spend some time in a rambling tumble of words about remembering and about being named and then I got word…

Posted in: Ordinary Time

Silences

September 8, 2014

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“There are all kinds of silences and each of them means a different thing. There is the silence that comes with morning in a forest, and this is different from the silence of a sleeping city. There is silence after a rainstorm, and before a rainstorm, and these are not the same. There is the […]

Slings and Arows

September 7, 2014

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To be, or not to be, that is the question— Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune, Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? -Shakespeare “Hamlet” I guess I knew that putting a book out might be risky on some […]

Why I hate Bob Dylan…

September 5, 2014

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Don’t get mad.  Hear me out, because once in a while I have an inclination to write something that might be considered controversial, something that might make people angry or insulted. I don’t do it to stir up trouble. It’s just that this it the internet; a magical place where everyone has an opinion, a […]

Stay.

August 17, 2014

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Well, that’s over now. We can all resume our regular programming. It’s been a week since Robin Williams died. The words and pictures and tributes are only trickling into the newsfeed. Maybe we’ll see an uptick from time to time as new information comes forth, as new insights are gleaned but for the most part […]

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