Trying to live with Arete when it feels like an Agon

This is an interesting post for me because of the present political climate in the United States. It actually feels to me like the current administration is actively working to marginalize people who don’t wish to follow the particular flavor of Christianity that many of the cabinet nominees espouse. I’ve spoken before on other media…

“Greek New Year’s Bread”

There is a tradition in Greek culture of baking a sweet bread¬†known as¬†Vassilopita (or Basil’s bread). The day that it is supposed to be for is the first day of January in the common calendar, which is the feast-day of St. Basil in the Orthodox Christian religious calendar. So, how do you handle an Orthodox…