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chelsea greeson
aspiring Orthodox Christian woman, newly-wed to the man of her dreams, seeking what is beautiful and true
Interests: art, strength, desiring to develop character, wit and true compassion; people; history (of people, ways of living, theology and the church, etc); children; gardening; coffee/tea/water; music; local food, land and communities; handmade crafts; illustration; iconography; children's books; hiking and the outdoors; the life of the eastern orthodox church; southern lit; the mediterranean and balkan region; maria of paris; st john maximovich; fall; big librarie, a little of everything and hopefully a whole lot more...
Recent Activity Photos of friends, family, and good times in Bloomington, IN, please enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2010 at Paideia
Thank you Daniel for finding this, wonderful insight into the shape of our domestic lives today, and the shape we want them to take! Radical Homemakers BY PATRICK J. DENEEN Over the weekend, while browsing the shelves of a bookstore, I picked up a book with a promising title:Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture. Its author, Shannon Hayes, argues with passion and with telling and appealing examples that families should step out of our badly-oriented, self-destructive consumerist culture, and seek to achieve a high degree of self-sufficiency within the contexts of community by eschewing the consumptive ethic and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2010 at Paideia
Recently over spring break week our adventurous souls and curious minds led us on an exciting travel excursion down the Mississippi, along the famous Blues Hwy 61, through the Mississippi Delta, and into that amazing hodge-podge of French, Creole and Southern influence...the texture of Europe, the taste of Creole, and the many sights, sounds and smells of the American South...but unlike any other part of the American South either of us had ever experienced - that great city of New Orleans! We were blessed on our journey by the companionship of our friend and travel-mate Charles, who, having spent significant... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2010 at Paideia
The Greenhorns - With help from Patrick Kiley. “The Greenhorns” is a documentary film that explores the lives of America’s young farming community — its spirit, practices, and needs. It is the filmmakers’s hope that by broadcasting the stories and voices of these young farmers, we can build the case for those considering a career in agriculture — to embolden them, to entice them, and to recruit them into farming. The film will be completed by June, with a release campaign across the country later this year and into 2011. A quarter to a third of the farmers in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2010 at Paideia
Urban farming on the rise in Bloomington, Indiana Linked by Michael Levenston Photos by Jami Scholl Urban farming on the rise By Carrol Krause Herald-Times Homes February 13, 2010 Excerpt: Jami Scholl is a local garden designer who uses permaculture principles to create beautiful, edible landscapes that taste as good as they look. Jami is now taking her passion for “foodscaping” one step further; she has begun working with city government council members and planners in order to clarify the elements of urban agriculture that will be acceptable throughout Bloomington. But what is urban agriculture? According to Jami, it refers... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2010 at Paideia
From blog "Life at Willow Manor," I find this work of this illustrator lovely and inspiring! Lisbeth Zwerger I first discovered the marvelous art of Lisbeth Zwerger in the 1980's, when my children were small and I loved reading to them. Her illustrations have a wonderfully soft, charming quality, like English illustrators of the 19th century. Zwerger, born and educated in Vienna, is the recipient of many awards, the most significant being the Hans Christian Anderson Medal for illustration, presented in 1990 to recognize her lifetime achievement and contribution to the field of children's literature. The Joy of Seeing Joy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2010 at Paideia
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Feb 19, 2010
You must excuse this moment of slightly sappy indulgence, but in finding this image it was all too clear that this may be a perfect opportunity to share this sweet little anecdote that may provide some insight into our daily life as the Greesons, since that is what is stated as the subcategory of this blog, as well as being very fitting for the approaching holiday. O SO many books, but O so much love!! :) Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2010 at Paideia American Roots by Ecotonefarm Blog A few relevant selections from Steinbeck's Travels with Charley: In Search of America: "It occurs to me that, just as the Carthegenians hired mercenaries to do their fighting for them, we Americans bring in mercenaries to do our hard and humble work. I hope we may not be overwhelmed one day by peoples not too proud or too lazy or just too soft to bend to the earth and pick up the things we eat." "Driving the big highway near Toledo I had a conversation with Charley on the subject of roots. He listened... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2010 at Paideia
The links below lead to the web-site and blogspot of a fellow Orthodox parishioner and friend, Debbie Apple, who works Windy Acres Farm and Farmshop with her family in Orlinda, Tennessee, just 20 minutes outside of Bowling Green, KY. I want to highlight these sites for a couple of reasons. First, to draw attention to this family farm that is operated very efficiently by the Apples as a family business that is an inspiring example of good stewardship of land and resources, as well as ultimately a ministry to the faithful in their Orthodox church community in Bowling Green and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2009 at Paideia
indeed, this is the very thing we have talked about attempting very soon!
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2009 on Spare Time at Paideia
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Nov 11, 2009