Long day - much of it spent at church - Father K had a talk as a part of the series - discussion today of theosis and nous. Then vespers with Father A and blessing of icons. Tomorrow is the Sunday of Orthodoxy. (No chanting of the anathemas though. Don't know if it is done anywhere around here.) And tonight I went to The Counter with some friends, with good conversation for the most part. Worship and fellowship... life should be like this more.
Lost my voice mail messages today when I switched from post to pre-paid. There wasn't really any way to save the messages unless I recorded the sound from the phone. A good birthday message from the MD's kids, a couple of others that I kept for sentimental value, like AH's message.
"Hell is other people." Not quite, but other people can challenge us in both good ways and bad. Can we tease apart the different trials that can affect marriage, the different sins to which each sex is prone without negating the distinct (and unequal) roles of husbands and wives?
I had a review in the works but never finished it - the movie had its moments but ultimately was too Disneyfied for me to recommend, and I did not think that it did justice to the genre. Klugewicz makes some good points, but will it matter to those who received the movie as another bashing of white males?
Ever since Energy Bulletin was replaced by Resilience I have not been visiting the site daily. (It is still a useful clearinghouse of links pertaining to peak oil, energy, localism, and so on. Though it may be less "ecumenical" than before.) Consequently I had not been reading Gene Logsdon's blog posts. He has announced that he has cancer. He has not yet reconciled to God and His Church. I will have to see if he talks about his seminary experience in his autobiography - maybe his alienation is understandable. Kyrie eleison.