Day 36: Hats

The most recent blogging topic is hats.  I am going to stay away from blogging about hats in Orthodoxy because there is some controversy, especially in the Orthodox blogosphere, about the status of the kalimauki – the black hat you see some priests wear –...

Sprouting Celery

Today is the third day of spring, but who’s counting?  I grew up in New England until the age of 18 and then spent ten years in Virginia; my body has never adjusted back to the weather up here.  After picking up gardening a few years ago I found a new...

Peanuts And The Gospel

This is a very cool article by Lee Habeeb (UVa grad!) on A Charlie Brown Christmas and how this beloved program almost never happened.  It is an interesting story, but the most surprising thing for me was that the (I imagine) typically square and unadventurous TV...

Class Ring Story

Guest blogger Nia: I guess when it’s all said and done, it’s a good thing it happened. Because for upwards of 8 years now (we’ve reached the point in the story when the author dates herself), my class ring has been accompanied by the standard...