Cobwebs from an empty skull.  “Cobwebs” is an old slang term for “confusion, lack of order.”  These are the thoughts within a mind that searches.  This blog is not about anything in particular, but as you might have noticed I do have certain interests – primarily asceticism, spirituality, the study of hermits, monasticism, and personal growth.  I am very much intrigued by the state of a man’s soul within modern society, the state of the national soul and the global soul in such tremendous times.  Particularly I am interested in how people deal with the world around them, and especially in such disastrous times as uprisings, civil wars, and revolutions.

For the most part so far I have covered things dealing with Christianity.  I am very interested in the early formative years of Christianity, and especially by the Desert Fathers.  But I am also a fan of the bizarre, so this blog will get a little strange here and there.


I have a B.A. in World History and Social Studies, with a Minor in Political Science.  Currently I am studying Russian Literature for my Master’s Degree.  In my personal time I am a photographer, a song-writer, a poet, a translator from Slavic languages to English.  I am also trying to study Italian in my spare time.  I live in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.  I started this blog on January 22, 2009.   Feel free to contact me for any information.


5 Responses to “About”

  1. Alex, once again I find myself at your blog for information regarding the Desert Fathers.

    Your research is impeccable and your photo are marvelous. I’ve subscribed to your blog and will add it to my blogroll.

  2. Thanks Mike!

  3. I love your site. Keep it up !

  4. I’m glad to have found you. Very interesting stuff.

  5. You seem really genuinely interesting! I can’t wait to scroll through some of your posts… Where do you study?

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