Category Archives: Overheard

“Health” and “Social Care” belong together

This short article by an experienced health care advocate (and food writer) in the UK should remind all of us — no matter what country we live in — how important (and how much our health systems tend to fail … Continue reading

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John Chrysostom the Winter Optimist

From his final letter to the deacon Olympia, written from forced exile in the mountains of Armenia, winter 407: “Even with the exceeding severity of the winter, and our stomach’s infirmity, and the raiding of the Isaurians, do not let … Continue reading

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Sarah Phelps on Hunger and Story

“Are you hungry to tell a story?….You’ve got to love your audience, you’ve got to love your world, you’ve got to love your characters, you’ve got to absolutely live and breathe them. And even at 5 in the morning, where … Continue reading

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Garden Lines for Advent

  Light is that geode, planted like a seed, his body a seed buried in stone. And he is the word… from an Advent poem by Sarah Crowley Chestnut. (click on the image to read more of Sarah’s poems)

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Resilience: Defined

KEY INGREDIENTS FOR WOMEN LEADERS IN GLOBAL HEALTH: Source: Jennifer Leaning, MD, Keynote lecture, “Women Leaders in Global Health,” Stanford University, 10/12/17. View Dr. Leaning’s presentation

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Feasting St. Martin of Tours

“A Saint, His Cloak, and Us” by the Rev. Dr. Andrew McGowan

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Maria Skobtsova – New Film Effort

Two graduate students at Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Boston are developing this new documentary on Mother Maria Skobtsova of Paris, a Russian refugee in France famous for her care for the poor and her death … Continue reading

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