Category Archives: Family

What a screw-up am I…

So, when the choice to love someone who is intensely unlovable but needs love presented itself in real life, I failed just as badly, as hideously, as anyone I’ve ever looked down on or criticized or judged as being lesser … Continue reading

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Doing What We’re Supposed To Do…

THIS POST IS FOR MY FELLOW ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS. Not that others can’t read it, but it really is for those who hold my spiritual values. As my practically perfect oldest son Samuel can attest, I truly believe that we Orthodox … Continue reading

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I had to leave . . .

I thought 2013 was going to be a good year, or at least a decent year. Then, on January 2nd of what ended up being a grim sort of year, my husband was let go with about 20 other coworkers. … Continue reading

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Wondering what happens when they grow up…

It might not be the wisest thing for me to do, writing this morning before a shower or coffee or when I’m still utterly wrecked by the engulfing sad of a beautiful book I read yesterday. But here I am … Continue reading

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Why I loathe spiritual dilettantes (or part 2 of what I call myself)

So back to how I ended up in the Greek Orthodox Church. First, the semester is over and I can sleep in tomorrow and wow am I in a really odd head-space. Thrilled to be getting a break, filled with … Continue reading

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A made-up holiday

It was Mother’s Day in the U.S. today (Sunday May 13th). It’s a made-up holiday, but maybe that’s not a bad thing. I don’t know; I think it’s a bit silly myself, and thank heaven, my kids don’t make a … Continue reading

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What I call myself (but not why…yet)

The why will come later. Because it may take a while for me to figure the words out. I am an Eastern Orthodox Christian. A bad Orthodox Christian (sometimes really bad), but still, an Orthodox Christian. I was not born … Continue reading

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