I write and speak on all sorts of topics: ancient Christian spirituality and the Eastern Orthodox faith, the Jesus Prayer, marriage and family, the pro-life cause, cultural issues, and more. You can contact Cynthia Damaskos of the Orthodox Speakers Bureau if you’d like to bring me to an event. This Calendar will let you know when I’m in your neighborhood.
I found these two photos in the August, 1956 issue of National Geographic and was really captivated by them. They accompany a long article about Alexander Graham Bell (unfortunately, the photographer’s name is not given). In this photo, Helen Keller is flying a kite while visiting Bell’s country home in Canada. The dramatic lighting reminds me of the storybook illustrations of N. C. Wyeth.