We’ll believe anything… Especially well-worded memes.

So today I was scrolling through Facebook (an increasingly dangerous activity these days). And I came across a meme (picture) posted by a friend of my parents who is a baptist missionary serving in a former-soviet country in Europe. I had many serious problems with the message of this post and REALLY wanted to write a comment.Continue reading “We’ll believe anything… Especially well-worded memes.”

Addiction

A friend of mine recently posted a quote by Fredrik Nietzsche on Facebook. “One loves one’s desires, not the desired.” My response was to comment on the correlation between desire in this sense and addiction. Since most would agree when someone desires alcohol, chocolate, cigarettes or drugs it’s not the actual, physical thing that’s drawing themContinue reading “Addiction”

“Damsel, Arise” An article by Jeff Chu

I just read this article about Megan Phelps-Roper, written by Jeff Chu. Megan was a member of the Westboro Baptist Church until late last year when she finally left. What struck me most about the article was what she and her sister who left with her are going through right now. About leaving the Church andContinue reading ““Damsel, Arise” An article by Jeff Chu”

There is nothing new under the sun

The wise King Solomon was quoted as saying: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9 Old Testament Scriptures In Sonnet 59 Shakespeare muses that if there is nothing new under the sun, how can the mind not realize this?Continue reading “There is nothing new under the sun”

A dull knife makes for a terrible cutlery companion!

There have been many things that have surprised me during my time in Ukraine. But one thing that has truly caught me by surprise is the continuing decrease in my vocabulary and articulation skills. A few weeks ago I began to notice in conversations with other native English speakers and while writing emails that myContinue reading “A dull knife makes for a terrible cutlery companion!”

з днем подяки!!

So today was Thanksgiving! And what a day it was! I awoke at 7:30am and actually felt good as opposed to exhausted and groggy like I have been the past week. I had my tea and some breakfast and headed off to Ukrainian language class at 8:30. Upon arriving I found out class wasn’t supposedContinue reading “з днем подяки!!”