Orthodox culture-lovers: Start your engines

Important 2017 info if you’re into high-culture, low-culture and all the cultures in between. Three to save the date for. Big fun. Big thought. Church services included. Be still, my heart. As we know, the whole world has gone in big for popular culture. That can be talking about literature, philosophy, film, art– you know, all the high-brow stuff — but also blockbuster movies, must-see TV, comic books — the every-man stuff. Personally, I’m…

What about zombies?

Did you ever have one of those times when you turned around and suddenly everyone was wearing a fashion or saying a certain catch phrase and you had no idea where it came from? That sort of sums up me and the zombie apocalypse. And by “zombie apocalypse,” I don’t mean the world takeover by the undead — I mean the fact that we even THINK about such things. Suddenly, zombies are everywhere…

A message of Pinterest

Just a quick update. I have been posting more images on the Facebook page, and it occurred to me that there is probably an actual need to make up a Pinterest board for the blog. If you’re not interested in social media, I understand. I think I’ve got a funny relationship with it myself — Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter … all those odd ducks. Still, they’re interesting ways to fulfill our human need to…

Thinking about Christmas music

When you hear Christmas music come on the radio, do you turn it up or turn it off? Generally, I’m the latter sort. Apart from a few carols that I love, the non-stop “holiday” music doesn’t make me feel festive — sometimes it irritates me. Worse, sometimes it just makes me sad. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one that has that reaction. In a post entitled “Fasting from the Sentiments…