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Weekend with the monks


I spent a weekend at St. Herman’s monastery. It is located on a neighboring island dense with Sitka Spruce trees and steep slopes. The monks have quite a climb to get up to the monastery, but once there the view is serene and inspiring. Unfortunately I didn’t get great photos of the outdoors, but I will try to remember to post a few. In the meantime, this picture is of the chapel. It is an Orthodox monastery, so there’s plenty of icons and incense to go around.

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Writer. In the summers, I live and work in the incredible state of Alaska, in the bush community of McCarthy; I pass the winters in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. I'm working on a memoir-based nonfiction book on the American Dream. I blog, quite frequently, and I also have a novel in process, set in Alaska.


  1. Don says

    It looks kind of Eastern Orthodox in its expression of worship. The icons and art give that impression. Is this the case?


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