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Monthly Archives: January 2019
I have these three books in my bookshelf. They each discuss the origins of the First World War. They do not agree. The oldest is The World Crisis by Winston Churchill, and it has my grandfather’s name in it indicating … Continue reading
In the summer of 1933, and then for a fifteen month period in 1934-1935, Milman Parry went to the southern part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Born in 1902 in California, Parry was an associate professor at Harvard University, with … Continue reading
Towering over all Greek culture past and present are two ancient epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey. Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957), the great Greek demotic writer, wrote a sequel to The Odyssey (it was not well received). Constatine Cavafy (1863-1933), … Continue reading
When Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks, Byzantine Greek did not cease to exist, even though it was no longer the tongue of an empire. It continued on as the form of used in the Greek-speaking part of the Eastern … Continue reading
A sermon preached on The Fourth Sunday of the Epiphany at the Anglican Church of St. Thomas, Kefalas, Crete, Greece, 11:00 am January 27, 2018. 2 minutes, 42 seconds. Musicologists, using the power of computing, analyzed the top-rated, best-selling hit … Continue reading
When I pray I have a number of ever-changing people, places, and things that I remember. In the congregation I now serve we have a Prayer Net and the person organizing it keeps track of people to pray for – … Continue reading