These are interesting times. Can anyone really deny that the world is in a downward spiral? I mean, sure some things are improving, but I think the bad progress outweighs the good at this point. [Small digression to say that a downward trend can and will include blips of the positive but still be trending … Continue reading The Obstacle Course
Well, it’s been a while. I’ll be honest, the main reason I’m blogging again is because I was silenced on Instagram. That was my only general, personal outlet. Twitter is 99% weather for me. I keep it that way because I’ve made weather-geek friends there, some of whom wouldn’t have anything to do with me … Continue reading Havel’s Greengocer and Social Media
Xristos Anesti!! Orthodox brothers and sisters, it is with a heavy heart that I am posting today to plead with you on behalf of a close personal friend. He is literally being persecuted in Raleigh, NC on behalf of his Orthodox Christian faith and Greek ethnicity. This is not an exaggeration, this is real life … Continue reading Prayer request
I don't want a #daywithoutwomen... who does? I would love a day without whining women, but that's probably too much to hope for. In the meantime, let us honor the woman above all other women, our role model and mother, the most holy Theotokos Mary! It is truly meet to bless thee, O Theotokos, ever-blessed and … Continue reading International Women’s Day
I went to the grocery store today (there was a decent pause in the rain). Two quick notes about that: 1. My sister tipped me off on a coupon-type app for your phone. I have never been good at coupons. Not enough time, I hate printing out online coupons only to get to the store … Continue reading Groceries, etc.
I used to be patriotic. I guess I'm not anymore, although I have nostalgia for the past, when there was something to be patriotic about. It's hard to feel any pride in this country of ours. I feel mostly shame and horror. This is a circling-the-wagons time, when you accept that the area "out … Continue reading On the Eve of Independence Day…
When did people stop thinking? "Logic!" said the Professor half to himself. "Why don't they teach logic at these schools? - C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe I have a serious beef with a current fashion in arguments. It goes like this: Person 1: I support A. Person 2: Then you … Continue reading Logic is out of fashion
You are filling out some forms. Under the usual name, address, birthday, ssn, race, etc., you see "sex: M/F". That may be a thing of the past, however, since our post-modern society has added increasing categories of gender. Each one is being split into more and more subgroups and the whole thing can't help but … Continue reading Male, Female or ???
Thou, O King, Who remainest forever and art everlasting unto the ages, accept the supplication of sinners asking salvation, and grant the earth abundance, bestowing temperate weather, O Lover of mankind! Be the ally of the faithful Orthodox in battles against the ungodly barbarians, as once thou wast unto David; for they have come into … Continue reading Worth Noting:
This video was created by a friend of mine, Jodie Anna. The music is: Procession (The Trisagion) from the album "Their Souls Shall Dwell With the Blessed: A Service For Those Who Have Fallen Asleep" by the St. Symeon Orthodox Church Trio, "Antiphony" (Information here.) //www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/alZYe_yam4U?rel=0