Category Archives: Personal

Citrus enters our Mediterranean lives

January 2018 Vol. VI, No. 1 When Life Gives You Lemons: Tracking the Earliest Citrus in the Mediterranean By Dafna Langgut Jaffa orange poster   One of the most famous Levantine exports of the 20th century was the Jaffa orange, and … Continue reading

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Italy and Vatican on guard after threat from Islamic State

Eric J. Lyman / USA Today | February 22, 2015 Original source:   ROME (RNS) The Italian government is on high alert after threats from the Islamic State called Italy “the nation signed with the blood of the cross.” … Continue reading

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Life in the Middle School, all year long   Would you be willing to spend the school year with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders? Well, we both are doing just that. Any names except ours are changed to protect both … Continue reading

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Orphans, 8th Graders, and Art! Wow!

(5 photos) five of the kids’ work here How about 8th graders tackling a complicated, difficult and really helpful project.  Introduced to orphans from Mexico, the kids committed to making a personal item which each orphan will have. It is … Continue reading

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Churchmen and organized religions have generally been of three minds when it comes to Alcoholics Anonymous. Some groups condemn it since it does not specify a religious conversion in line with their particular creed. Others may see it as competition. … Continue reading

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Amazing new picture of Saturn

Published November 13, 2013 (I have always been a space junkie.  I will never ride a space ship, but the new pictures now available of our solar system and universe give me goose bumps. Fr. Orthohippo)                                          July 19, … Continue reading

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WHO AM I? Update at end of post– Five times a week, I spend the school day with 7th and 8th grade French and Art students. I actually enjoy this time.  Today, in second year art, I became most attentive, … Continue reading

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AND YOU THOUGHT MOVIES WERE EXCITING? Try this at your church service!

What can happen at church during communion. It did happen at our Church today. One of our members suffered a heart stoppage. A nurse, sitting behind, performing instantly and very well, began administering CPR assisted by her husband and another … Continue reading

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How children perceive their grandparents…

Being a grandparent, I just had to share this.  So much of it is right on.  Love it. So happy we Anglican priests may marry. Fr. Orthohippo 1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful … Continue reading

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