Wednesday, December 5, 2012

John Fea, Interview #192

Name:  John Fea

Where you live: Mechanicsburg, PA

What you do as a vocation or avocation? Historian, history professor

Your two favorite books: 
How about three?  The Bible, Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow; Christopher Lasch, The True and Only Heaven.

Your two favorite songs
Bruce Springsteen, "Born to Run."  Kansas, "No One Together"

Why you are interested in spirituality?
I am evangelical Christian

Your favorite quote
"You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind. And love your neighbor as yourself." --Luke 10:27

Your hero?  Never really had one.

A spiritual lesson you hope to learn? Humility, empathy, and charity

A place in the world where you feel spiritually "connected?"  The beach at the Atlantic Ocean

Editor's Note: You can see the books John has written  here

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Kris "Mrs. B." Bradley, Interview #191

 Name: Kris "Mrs.B." Bradley
Where you live: Central New Jersey
What you do as a vocation or avocation?
I'm primarily a wife and mom, filled in with stretches of writing.
Your two favorite books:
I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchet
Your two favorite songs:
Lullaby by The Cure
Why you are interested in spirituality?
I can't remember ever not feeling that there must be something/someone out there watching out for us.  It took me a long while to put a name to it, but I've always felt that energy around me when I needed it.  Being raised in a home that didn't regularly practice any faith in particular, I was given the opportunity to really explore what spirituality and religion meant to me and find the perfect path for myself.
Your favorite quote:
"Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each." - Henry David Thoreau
Your favorite web sites:
I really enjoy Bishop In The Grove by Teo Bishop.  He's always contemplating, always growing and learning - and teaches some important lessons along the way.  It's everything a good Pagan blog should be.  I also really enjoy Facebook, where I participate in a great community of really positive people who come together every morning to share their blessings.
Your hero?
Jane Goodall. This is a woman who found her passion and has spent every minute since then devoted to making the world a better place.  

A spiritual lesson you hope to learn?
I think all lessons are continually ongoing and as changeable as the tides.  One I'm always working on is patience - with others, and with myself.
A place in the world where you feel spiritually "connected?"
Near water.  I find the beach to be the perfect balance of the elements, plus it's also a threshold between world (the world of the land and the world of the sea), which makes it a great place to commune with deity for me.

Editor's Note: Kris blogs in a number of locations. You can catch her writing at
"Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom" or at her site: along with a link to her new book