Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

It’s fair to say that I read a good number of books children’s books. Having kids of my own, I like to pilfer their shelves from time to time. In our house, we like to stock “the classics” as a sort of quality guarantee. Since children’s books became a genre there have been writers who have tried to cash in on the children’s market as a way to make a quick buck with little effort. Reading “the classics” means that you get the best books from every era without having to wade through the formulaic twaddle, most of which has mercifully been forgotten over the years.
It’s a different story with modern children’s books. Picking up a new children’s book means taking a chance on wasting your time, and the modern children’s book publishing machine loves tried and true formulas. After the success of Harry Potter we got books about schools for magical/mythological/specially talented kids who are sorted into groups based on their personalities. After The Hunger Games took off, we’ve have had m…

New Church

Our church recently moved to a new location. We are sharing a space with a Baptist church in town, and while the old location was beautiful in a classical sort of way, this one feels like a church. And the pews are much nicer than folding chairs. God is good.


Xindaeltal said…
You guys are almost there at least on externals. The next step would be Icons and Incense, after that I would consult the friendly Orthodox Priest(s) in the area (maybe not that liberal one.) :-D

Don't worry, I'm being completely serious, but not any less cheerful. :-D
Erica said…
Very nice :-) I like the set up, it's beautiful.