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…

Drawing little altar boys

Sorry I haven’t been doing much here lately. I’ve been unusually busy for once, putting in long hours that didn’t allow for much blogging. Any time in the past few weeks that Greg has called and asked what I’m doing, I’ve answered “What else? Drawing altar boys.” That sounds pretty weird, and it’s even weirder to have it as a full time occupation, so it’s just as well it’s a temporary assignment.…

A brief history of an Orthodox re-creator

Here’s the essay I did for Melinda’s series of Orthodox artists and writers, My mother tells me that one of the real benefits that I offered to a weary parent (I was the last of four children) was that if you put me in a room with a pencil and paper, I could amuse myself for hours and could even be heard laughing at what I had created. I can appreciate what…