There may be no sum of human misery. But is there a sum of human joy?
Here’s how this week’s arts and culture piece begins: Remember the carefree days when we could leave our homes, gather in public places maskless, and take in a museum exhibit of a Sunday afternoon? I did that, way back on February 23. It was right after the Annenberg Space for Photography mounted a presentation, now […]
Michael John Cusick, self-described wounded healer and an all-around standup human being, operates a ministry out of Colorado and has a wonderful podcast called Restoring the Soul. Recently he had me on to discuss my newest book, RAVISHED: Notes on Womanhood. You can listen to the podcast HERE.
Here’s how this week’s arts and culture column begins: Native Angelena Mary Gandsey was born in Long Beach and moved to Altadena in 1984. She earned a BA in Psychology from UCLA in 1968, did a few odd jobs, had a child, and needed to go back to work shortly afterward. “As a kid, I […]
A poustinia is a small sparsely furnished cabin or room where one goes to pray and fast alone in the presence of God. The word poustinia has its origin in the Russian word for desert. One called to live permanently in a poustinia is called a poustinik. I first became familiar with the concept through […]
Hope you can make it! Email me at email@example.com. Flyer designed by my uber talented downstairs neighbor Erika Verik. She’s a very reasonably priced photographer and graphic designer and would be glad to take on your project, too!
From The Public Domain Review: “In 1790, Xavier de Maistre was 27 years old, and a soldier in the army of the Sardinian Kingdom, which covered swathes of modern-day Northern Italy and Southern France. An impetuous young soldier, he was placed under house-arrest in Turin for fighting an illegal duel; there is no record of […]
Quick PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT re our Holy Week gathering today at 1 PST. As of yesterday, zoom is strongly suggesting a password for each meeting to discourage hackers. I already emailed all the people who commented on my post of last week, indicating that they’d like to join. Anyone who didn’t comment and would like […]
Here’s how this week’s arts and culture column begins: Lori King, Professor of Theology, is a U.S. citizen living in Assisi, Italy. She’s been confined to her home home since Sunday, March 8, at 9 pm. We connected recently via phone. “Even before the lockdown, Mass had been suspended. I’d gone to 6 pm Mass […]
Okay, folks, here we go! NOTE: THE MEETING WILL REQUIRE A PASSWORD. EMAIL ME AT HDKING719@GMAIL.COM AND I’LL GET IT TO YOU. HEATHER KING is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: HEATHER KING’s HOLY WEEK Zoom Meeting Time: Apr 6, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/573428264 Meeting […]