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.
Straight faced once, I told a woman who was lecturing me about eating meat and global warming, that we now know that the eradication of Buffalo was one of the best things we Americans have ever done for the environment - a little reverse-revisionism.
She stared at me: "Are you serious?" I put on my poker face.
Anyway...the kids are already practicing their Urukai impression: "Look's like meat's back on the menus boys!"