Essays

Melinda’s writing, featured in assorted web publications.

A Rose Inside the Gates
About visiting a monastery

Sacred Time
About time travel

Life in Death
About staying human

God in Small Things
About a lost glove

Church Fathers on the “Right Use” of Secular Culture
About a bullet-riddled dead guy

Knowing What I Looked Like
About gray hair that doesn’t scare me

Fear is a Bad Decision-Maker
About why fear doesn’t work

The Dandelion Rebellion
About being a rebel in real life

A Prom Memory
About innocence

“But Nothing I Can Post!”
About what we don’t say on social media

Saint Porphyrios on Blackmailing God
About humans and their tendency to bargain

Tree Change Dolls – Why We Care
About childhood, lost and found