The Burning of Moria

Hello my dear friends, Today I was going to post another blog about Palestinian culture, but given what is happening in Lesvos I feel that it's more important to focus on that. If you have been following the news then you will know that Moria burned to the ground a few days ago, leaving 13,000 …

A Shift in Gears

Hello friends! It's been quite some time since I've put the virtual pen to paper. Many of you know that when there are long stretches of silence from me that usually means I'm doing poorly in my mental health. Luckily, that isn't the case this time. Of course, there is the severe lack of motivation …

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, my friends! I hope that the light of Christ touches each of your hearts today, filling them with joy and peace and hope for the future. Last night I performed a marriage blessing - my first time at the 'altar' (which was really just a chest of drawers - but you make due …

I’M BACK, BABY!

Just a quick one for now until the semester is over, and I have free time to write and not think about finals. As a few know, I finally left the seminary that I was at and chose one more my own pace - Union Theological Seminary in NYC. Tonight I realized it's already done …

My Gram is Love…

"Hi honey, have you heard the news?" my Uncle's perpetually calm voice queried. It was 9am, I had just woken up and began pulling on my clothes to go to work. It was too early... "What news?" I could hear the sharp anxiety in my response - bad news was coming. "Well Gram," he began …