Orthodox Diary is an ongoing account of my journey into Orthodox Christianity. As a Ph.D. in English, I read and write about literature and culture. As an Orthodox layperson, I read and write about religion, spirituality, and issues related to faith.

I live in a lovely house with my wife and three cats: Freyja, Penny, and Persephone. I was born and raised in Iowa, USA. My ancestors immigrated to Iowa in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries from France, Germany, Norway, and Denmark. I was educated in Iowa City and in Massachusetts, where I met my wife, an academic whose ancestors came to Boston from Ireland and Armenia. I currently live in South Dakota, USA, on the traditional homeland of the Oceti Šakowiŋ Oyate. For more about my background, read this post.

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