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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. 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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