I am an Orthodox Christian, recently widowed after 43 years of marriage, mother of five, and grandmother of eighteen (including one great-grandchild). I live in Northern California and have been blogging since 2009. My interests include homemaking, my family, theology, education (We homeschooled for 25 years), philosophy, wildflowers, and gardening.
“The Secret of Roan Inish,” “My Octopus Teacher,” “Ushpizin,” “Children of Heaven,” “Ostrov (Остров),” “Joe and the Volcano,” “Moonstruck,” “Breaking Away,” “Groundhog Day,” “The Well-Digger’s Daughter,” “Big Night.”
My late husband singing, my children playing their instruments, Grieg, Chopin, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Gershwin, Santana, Rich Mullins, Celtic, Lost Dogs, Orthodox hymns, Dylan’s “Everything is Broken.”
A Few Favorite Books & Authors
For the Life of the World, Laurus, Up and Down California, A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains, Till We Have Faces, Letters of a Woman Homesteader, Father Arseny, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Journals of Alexander Schmemann, Along Came a Dog, Rumer Godden, Meindert de Jong, G.K. Chesterton, Richard Wilbur, Dana Gioia, Anthony Bloom, The Hungry Soul by Leon Kass, Witness by Whittaker Chambers, Kristin Lavransdatter, Rebecca West, The Supper of the Lamb.