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 have synaesthesia, defined as “a neurological mixing of the senses,” in which an experience in one sense is registered simultaneously by another. The most common form is to associate letters with colors. My daughter-in-law Jocelyn, a photographer and graphic designer, created a handmade artbook about my synaesthesia.
In 2005 I participated in a clinical study of people with synaesthesia. In testing I was astonished to learn that my “Verbal Cognitive Skills” rank at the top 2.2% of the population. This is useful when arguing with my husband. I can just point at my head and remind him, “2.2%”