Fun Quotes for MoF

I ran across these at the bottom of emails I was reading this morning and wanted to share: I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own — a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. -Albert Einstein, physicist, … [Read more…]

A Door with a Bell

At my in-law’s home, the guest room’s door has a beautiful antique Tibetan brass bell hanging from a silk cord over the doorknob. On the inside. It’s not a bell that tinkles gently like the iron one I have outside to catch the wind. It’s a bell that dongs brashly (brassly?) whenever the door is … [Read more…]

Happy New Year!

A little early, since I’m planning on napping before a party & then being comatose most of tomorrow (although I’m still going to work. I do not see these as conflicting goals). I will be celebrating this evening in the Romanian fashion, which was explained to me by my Romanian coworker as “getting shit-faced”. I’m … [Read more…]


And not in the good, Beastie Boys kind of way. Yesterday, I got to work a little early & decided to surf the ‘net for a bit. So when a coworker walked in, I greeted him, but went back to what I was reading (yes, I found it more interesting than I found him). He … [Read more…]

God Willing

I ran across this article today about how religion shapes language shapes attitude. It relates to the Arabic word/phrase “inshallah“, which my coworker explained as “if God wills it” but which can be used for many things. This article discusses how it is seeping into American consciousness &, perhaps, changing our attitude. I know I’ve … [Read more…]

Theology of Passwords

Continuing in our theme of technology & religion, this was driven home recently. At work, we have to have passwords that are exactly 8 digits long. At my old job, it was 6. The number doesn’t matter, it’s the exactness that drives me crazy. I can come up with a password that’s more than or … [Read more…]


I was talking to one of my sisters on the phone the other day and we started discussing our religious beads (she has rosaries & I mala) and how some are just too nice to use, how olive wood feels so right in your hand, &c. And she asked me what I say when I … [Read more…]