An unworthy Deacon, named for the brother of God: James, striving to "work out his salvation with fear and trembling" within the Tradition (paradosis) of the Eastern Orthodox Faith. It is a strange and marvelous journey, and I am accompanied by the fourfold fruit of my fecundity. My wife, the Matushka or Diaconissa Sophia, is my beloved partner in the pursuit of Theosis, and she ranks me in every way.
I was hoping my late departure yesterday morning would allow me a glimpse of the USS John Stennis as she left Bremerton, but alas I don't think she got underway until after 10am. While Bremeton is clearly a Navy town, all of Kitsap is one too. Thanks to Bangor Submarine Base and the Shipyard in Bremerton you'll see a lot DoD and pro-Navy stickers as well as Navy personnel going about their civilian affairs: like brewing beer at Heads Up.
Anyway, the Stennis is now on her way down to pick up some friends in San Diego and then they'll be off to somewhere in the Middle East. May the atoms be always at your back...ahem...well you know what I mean.
Good Hunting and Huzzah!
Umm, hey Photios....you ralatively (grin) modern American Navy guys have a cheer I'm not aware of?