"Because you can be sure, my dear Crito, that misuse of words is not only troublesome in itself, but actually has a bad effect on the soul." Phaedo


New York, USA

Bio: I am a proud American, wife and mother. A former student of anthropology, I remain an enthusiastic treasure hunter but eventually gravitated to theology with a focus on mysticism. I am an aspiring author of literary fiction and I have completed a trilogy which addresses matters in mysticism, love, religion and the contribution these three principles infer on the perception of reality. A Lover of Words, I enjoy writing, music, dance, photography, independent films and the culinary arts. Great joy is found in needling a philosophical point, and for my part, I try to honor the Socratic mindset as the foundation to the "knowledge of truth." And, I believe that the Taoist precept, "One who knows does not say it; one who says does not know it," can be a guide to the conviction of faith. My husband, children and nationality are counted among the treasures I value most, but also, a jewel in my archives is, the opportunity to journey to other countries. Exotic lands, full of history, are intriguing to me and the cities I wish to revisit are Lourdes in France, Mykonos Island in Greece, Garmish in Germany, Sorrento and Taormina in Italy and I left my heart in San Francisco. I wish to see more of France and Egypt, and hope I can visit Jerusalem, Morocco, China, Japan, India and see more of our own wonderful America. Through the grace of God, I believe this blessing has offered a unique perspective on life and I am grateful for the privilege to learn from other cultures. Cultures full of depth, beauty and substance, are a wonder and mystery to me and I celebrate the expression of language, art, music, food and religions. I applaud diversity but believe we are all one humanity. And I find the quote "Remember you are unique!...Just like the rest of us," to respect individuality while honoring the amazing, human capacity for diversity without attempting to exceed our humanity.

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8 responses

  1. I stopped by to take a look and thank and welcome you for following my blog. All feedback and any dieas much appreciated – the oxygen of blogging! – Greg


    November 11, 2014 at 2:01 am

  2. The Gospel of Barney

    Words are my life and blood, theology and philosophy food and drink. Write on!


    November 21, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    • Thank you for your time and energy and I am thrilled to have a response from a pastor. I, myself, am now attending Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington NY, and about to dig into term papers and finals. And I find that while I am a student of theology, the element to my education is not necessarily centered on repeating awesome concepts and thought provoking lessons within the greats like Augustine and Aquinas but rather the real and true understanding of words. That I have never been given a true definition of key words, and I have lived with many misconceptions which has caused conflict, internally and externally. Thank you for your time. I look for to future dialogues. .

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      November 22, 2014 at 6:53 pm

      • The Gospel of Barney

        No, don’t let Seminary become cemetery, where you go in spiritually alive and come out dead!


        November 23, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      • Truly, I never meant to suggest such an intent with the word ‘dig’ only that there is something very Mircea Eliade [very earthy] about digging through the stacks in the library, holding books in my hands and compiling notes with my own handwriting. And though I would never want to leave anyone with the impression that I believe attending seminary is anything on par with a cemetery, I must consider Romans 6:5,8 which states “…if we have grown into union with him through a death like his, we shall also be united with him in the resurrection…If, then, we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him.”

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        November 26, 2014 at 11:39 am

      • Just remain united with him!


        November 26, 2014 at 6:16 pm

  3. i lived most of my life in N.Y. as well, Rockaway Beach Queens, and Syracuse!
    Pleasure to meet you:)


    November 27, 2014 at 10:19 am

  4. Thank you on behalf of Daylight Tune Ministry to follow our ministry blog. May our poetry bless your hearts and minds 🙂


    January 28, 2015 at 4:43 pm

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