Friday, January 28, 2005


Quote of the day, thanks to
"If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world."
C.S. Lewis

The Sailor

My patient, "the sailor", is at it again. He was sitting in front of the nurses' station last night drinking cocoa, a nurse was talking to a doctor on the phone, and he said, "Don't interrupt my fan club."
:) I laughed all night about that one.
Earlier this week he asked me to do something, and when he was tired of waiting he said, "If I had a bosun's mate it would be done by now." Later on he told me that I was going with him to look for a bosun's mate, and that the best place to find one was "the streets of Madagascar".

Tuesday, January 25, 2005


I don't really know how to start this. I have a friend at work that I spent a day with recently. She knows I'm a Christian, and we've never talked about it more than that. We had lunch together, and she just started asking questions. Questions about if I had been raised with faith, church, etc. Then she started talking about herself, and not being raised with any religious or spiritual belief. She had always though it was a "crutch". She was care giver to her mother who died of kidney failure several years ago. She told me with tears in her eyes how she wished she had faith that there was something other than this life. The talk really got to me, and I've had it on my mind since then. I pray she will experience God and find faith.

for sale

The place I'm living in is for sale. The good news is that I'm protected by the lease. I guess the other good news is that the realtor says they're asking so much that it will be on the market for a REALLY long time. She came and took pictures of the inside. It's on the web, here's a link, it's the "invesment opportunity".

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

movie quotes

two quotes, two movies

1.) "I'm ok with being unimpressive, I sleep better."

2.) "I caught you a delicious bass."

Sunday, January 09, 2005

weather or not

It's snowing. The Olympic mountains sit in the distance, and the evergreens are white. It's beautiful and cold. Snow started falling again during coffee hour. It sounds different outside, muffled. I have to rush off again to work, enter the building with it's own life proceeding inside.

Friday, January 07, 2005

fresh fruit

A Brand New Year
New beginnings and clean slates. 2004 ended well, exceptionally busy, exhausted and sick. I called in sick to work for the first time in almost a year. I spent my sick time sleeping and watching the Seinfeld DVD's I received as a gift. At least I was healty enough before the end to see my Godparents while they were here for Nativity. Got to attend Liturgy at another local Orthodox Church, and meet good friends of my Godparents.
A cold and wet Theophany
Well, we made it to Theophany without a snow storm, and were able to celebrate as a mission this year (unlike last year). It was beautiful and joyous. I even sang with the choir and read for Royal Hours and the Vesperal Liturgy on Wednesday, and carried the icon of St Elizabeth in the procession down to Puget Sound. I barely survived the freezing wind coming off the water. Rumor has it there is a snow storm coming, but they said that yesterday and it warmed up enough to just be rain all night long. Father is making the house blessing circuit of the central Kitsap area tomorrow, with a potluck following at the end. I'm dissapointed to have to be working, but at least I'll get to participate in the first part of the house blessings.
New Band (for me)
A good friend of mine gave me a copy of this band's cd. The "band" is called Iron and Wine, actually turns out it's just one person. It's very nice though, some Simon and Garfunkel influence mixed with some banjo. Very nice and mellow and pretty.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

from St John Chrysostom

taken from "On Wealth and Poverty"
Just as the ark in the midst of the flood saved those who were inside, so the Church saves all those who go astray. But the ark merely saved them, while the Church does something more. I mean something like this: the ark received the irrational animals saved them as irrational animals. The Church has received irrational human beings, and does not merely save them, but also changes them. The ark received a raven and sent forth a raven. The Church receives a raven and sends forth a dove; it receives a wolf and sends forth a sheep. When a person enters rapacious and avaricious and hears the teachings of the divine Scriptures, he changes his disposition and becomes a sheep instead of a wolf. The wolf steals what belongs to others, but the sheep gives up even its own wool.