Tag: India

Bird by Bird

Bird by Bird

  Tuesday afternoon I opted for a cup of tea and reading Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, purchased for me by my husband on our most recent used bookstore adventure. I’ve  thumbed through it before (cue the copyright-publisher-acknowledgements dance), but never read it cover to 

The Next 30: Birthday Reflections (Part 3 of 3)

The Next 30: Birthday Reflections (Part 3 of 3)

Thanks to love, nurture, and life, this Monkey Girl has survived and thrived for 30 years. I’ve lived in rural towns and cities in three states, traveled to two European countries and one developing country, attend a women’s college (memoir, anyone?), earned two academic degrees, 

It’s About Love

It’s About Love

I’m diving into the world of interfaith relationships. In December 2008, I dipped my toes into the cold ocean of East-meets-West dating (via eHarmony, no less). Through a sweet spring 2009 courtship, I waded in to my calves, hoping that my proposals of baptisms (embarrassing) 

Grateful

Fred and I grateful for the many responses to the Durham Herald-Sun article (published March 10, 2011). The feedback has been amazing; it’s afforded us opportunities to learn about others’ interfaith experiences. Thank you for reading and for your interest in this journey! If you 

“Navigating an Interfaith Marriage” (The Herald-Sun)

“Navigating an Interfaith Marriage” (The Herald-Sun)

“DURHAM — J. Dana Trent and Fred Eaker both grew up in North Carolina. Both went to college here, where they explored and deepened their religious faith. Both came to very different conclusions. Trent is an ordained Baptist minister. Eaker is Hindu and spent five 

The Odd (Simple) Couple

Just before dozing off last night, I realized that Fred and I have become that virtuous (or cantankerous?) old married couple who goes to bed at 7:30 p.m., and is … well, odd. We’re vegetarian; we have no TV and no microwave. Yes, we’re that