This whole coronavirus pandemic combined with crashing stock markets, the earthquake in Utah, and now after receiving the following message, it kind of feels like maybe possibly, the end of the world? "The Holy Fathers of Mount Athos are *strongly* urging all Orthodox Christians to put a Cross on the outside doors to their homes … Continue reading Lenny Bruce is not afraid
Last week I received the sad news that one of my old friends from high school had recently passed away. I don't know the circumstances regarding her untimely passing nor do I want to know. She was a good friend and could easily make me laugh. I won't lie, I even had a little bit … Continue reading Are we prepared?
It's been more than a week since my last post and orientation has come and gone. Much has happened in that brief amount of time. I've gone from Portland, Oregon to Salt Lake City, Utah, and then all the way up to Grandview, Washington and then to Calgary, Alberta. After Orientation was over, I was … Continue reading The road so far
Sunday I sat on the cold bench in Colfax Washington waiting for my bus to show up. It was almost 7:30 in the morning and the air was still cold. Emily and John sat across the street in our car just in case I had any trouble. After a short wait that felt like forever, … Continue reading The Climb
Yesterday afternoon I found out that my book proposal had been politely rejected. Apparently a book for truckers, by an orthodox trucker is just too niche especially when you consider that the Orthodox world is already pretty niche in and of itself. This was my first attempt, and my first rejection. I'll admit for a … Continue reading Dealing with Rejection
The new year has seen the start of a new reading challenge between my wife and I, and anyone else who chooses to participate. We're running the challenge through our natural soap company Harmonious Goat. If you tell us how many books you plan on challenging yourself to over 2020, and actually meet or exceed … Continue reading Gifts of the Desert
I first heard "Should I stay or should I Go" by classic punk rockers "The Clash" in my late teens, early 20's. I was going through a period of great personal change, and wasn't sure about my own identity. I grew my hair out (almost down to my chin), became a Buddhist, and starting listening … Continue reading Discerning His will