An unworthy Deacon, named for the brother of God: James, striving to "work out his salvation with fear and trembling" within the Tradition (paradosis) of the Eastern Orthodox Faith. It is a strange and marvelous journey, and I am accompanied by the fourfold fruit of my fecundity. My wife, the Matushka or Diaconissa Sophia, is my beloved partner in the pursuit of Theosis, and she ranks me in every way.
Memory Eternal I mean, really, who doesn't like Charlton Heston? At least until Hollywood politics left him in the dust where he remained a staunch conservative and supporter of 2nd Amendment Rights as President of the NRA. I still grieve over the horrible ambush interview-attack that Michael Moore pulled on him in "Bowling for Columbine." MM can't schedule a real debate with someone who still has their full mental capacities and so he trashes Charlton Heston after coming to his home under false pretenses. Heston, despite clearly being confused by it all, remained and gentleman and didn't go off the deep end or open up a big o' can of Old Testament whoop ass. Nor did he jump up and scream : "Damn you all to hell!" or "Soylent Green is people!" Heck, he didn't even pull a gun on Moore (he could have used senility as defense!) At the time I was inclined to ride Moore's propaganda machine all the way, until this interview in the film where I genuinely felt sorry for Heston and perturbed that Moore would perpetuate such a set-up on an unprepared and unsuspecting old man. It was like beating up an old senile man and then being smug and proud for managing the feat.
Since that time I've actually become a member of the NRA, so neener neener to Michael Moore. He's welcome to interview me anytime he likes.
In the meantime, maybe I'll watch some old Heston flicks and lament the lost good old days, the reality of which Heston's passing makes all the more clear. May his memory be eternal!