Once every September comes along, the change doesn’t lie in the season but in life. September is usually a season of beginnings for students and even working professionals and it can also be the end of a chapter. There have been some things that occurred that I liked and that I didn’t expect to happen… Continue reading apple cinnamon blintzes
As of late, the Orthodox Gentleman and I have been grateful to enjoy dinner together a lot at home on weeknights. Sometimes, it would be after six or seven and sometimes it would be later. But the schedule is almost always the same: prayers, supper, prayers, cleanup, evening walk if one of us isn’t too… Continue reading salted lavender hot chocolate
Photo Credit: Pinterest The first weekend of September (Gregorian calendar) and the 14th of September (Old Calendar) both marked the beginning of the Church New Year in the Orthodox faith. The Church New Year can be characterized as the renewal of the church liturgical cycle. For some pious Orthodox, this IS the New Year as… Continue reading Ways to have a good Church New Year
I’m thinking of my nine year old self on a sultry Sunday afternoon during the summer. My parents take me to visit a museum in the big city like perhaps the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Suddenly, the world feels so big and exciting as my small mind is consumed with dinosaurs, robots and how each… Continue reading hot banana and peanut butter sandwiches.
The city of Reading, Pennsylvania goes back to 1783 with West Reading being incorporated in the late 1800’s. Known to outsiders as simply Reading, these two parts of the city are split sitting across the Schuylkill River from each other into two very different areas. A manufacturing and working class city, Reading was an industrious… Continue reading Restaurant Review: Chen
There once was a church lady in the coal regions of Pennsylvania. We will call her Eva which may or may not have been her real name. Within the last few years of her life, she was wheelchair bound and ill but still had a love for storytelling and cooking. Eva was on the church… Continue reading zucchini bleenie.
September is the month of a new church year as everyone in the wellness industry is buzzing about how September is the new January. It seems ridiculous purely by measure of time and following secular holidays but there is truth to it. Summer is fading but there is an optimistic joy and sense of renewal… Continue reading spaghetti squash pad thai.