the return of an old series…

... fine art fridays, today featuring more Russian art for the collection. Olga Dolgaya, Young Woman in Head Scarf. … [Read more...]

I must own this…

... and every other book found here. … [Read more...]

November…

... my absolute favorite month, it has everything. Cooler weather, crisp air, coloful foliage and clear skies... not to mention it's a lively month in the Church. It starts off with one of my favorite liturgical practices; los dias de muertos or all saint's day to you gringos. In fact, my 1st blog post was on this subject and the marriage of my two ehtnic traditions. Then you have Christ the King, the Presentation of Mary and the start of Advent at the end of the month, with some fabulous saints … [Read more...]

yes, I am still single…

... in my search I have amassed a wealth of knowledge [ooo. ahhh.] in which I am about to impart on you. [ooo. ahhh.]1# Have a sense of humor. You will need it to get you through your worst date ev-vah.2# Enlist the help of others; co-workers, friends and family. OK, maybe not your crazy Aunt Irma. Let people know you are single and ask them if they have any other single friends or family. 3# Does your parish have a singles group? Go. If not, start one. Check out other parishes from time to time … [Read more...]

Malta Monday…

... balconies. … [Read more...]

oh yeah…

... and I have been blogging five years today. … [Read more...]

why being a parent rocks …

... because childless couples can't pilfer their kids candy when they aren't looking. … [Read more...]

my poor neglected Orthodox week…

... I apologize at the frequency, or lack there of, in which blog has been updated. This being my favorite time of year I make every free opportunity a chance to get out of the house and make day trips. Plus with the semester winding down and the Holidays gearing up my schedule is on the upswing. So hopefully, while the quantity may be lacking maybe you'll find the quality making up for that... though that is highly unlikely. It is me after all. In the meantime, feast you eyes on this crescat … [Read more...]

did you know…

...visiting a cemetery and praying for the dead during the Octave of All Saints' Day, November 1 through November 8, will gain a plenary indulgence that can be applied to the souls in purgatory. … [Read more...]


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