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where you will find updated versions of this and other pages.
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For other web pages of Steve Hayes please visit the following blogs:
- Notes from underground -- a general blog on politics, culture, literature and society
- Khanya -- similar to Notes from underground, but with a more theological slant
- Hayes and Greene family history - the family history and genealogy blog of Steve and Val Hayes
- Hayes and Greene Family Wiki -- a collaborative datasharing project for family history and genealogy
One of the main purposes of having a personal web page is to answer those FAQs (frequently asked questions) such as "Are you the all-in wrestler from Akron, Ohio?" To which the answer is, "No, I've never been near Akron Ohio, but my godfather was Tromp van Diggelen, who was an all-in wrestler, treasure hunter and strong man, and I was named after him but don't take after him in other respects."
To summarise: Steve Hayes is an Orthodox deacon, and a freelance editor, writer, teacher and missiologist, who lives in Pretoria, South Africa with a wife, three chldren, two dogs, and assorted rats, birds and insects who drop in for purposes known only to themselves. You can read more about the rest of our family on our family page, and most other things on the various other pages. What you can't read here you probably don't want to know.
You can send me e-mail at:
Making contactIf you want to write to us by e-mail or snail mail, please see our contact page for address information.
Unfortunately it is often not safe to have e-mail addresses on web pages, as spammers use them to compile mailing lists. I will put my Yahoo address on web pages: firstname.lastname@example.org, since Yahoo! has built-in spam traps, but it is not my preferred address.
A list of web pages I maintain and articles I've published on the web, with links to other sites dealing with similar topics. If you are interested in any of these topics and would like to discuss them, please check here.
The home page of the Hayes family of Pretoria, with a general site description, and the latest family news.
An index which lists the topics of these pages in alphabetical order, and then grouped by subjects, and if you still can't find what you're looking for, there's a search engine. If you can't find it after that, you're probably looking in the wrong place, so the search engine also has an option that lets you search the rest of the web.
Our family history pages include a partial family tree, and information about various branches of our family.
The literary pages have articles on Christianity and literature, and especially about the works of the Inklings: C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, J.R.R. Tolkien and their friends.
We belong to the Orthodox Church, and the church pages have some information about Orthodox Christianity and have links to other Orthodox sites.
to this page since
23 September 2000
There isn't all that much content here yet, and until there is, your best bet is probably to use the search engine. If you really want to know if I went to school with you, enter the name of the school in the search engine, and see what turns up.
At the beginning of the third millennium, I thought it might be interesting to make some of it public, as a kind of social history of the period. One reads all kinds of contradictory stories about what people thought at the beginning of the second millennium -- perhaps if more people had kept journals then, we would know more.
I found that was a bit clunky, however, and haven't kept up with it much. I reacently found a much better site, to which I was introduced by Bishop Seraphim Siggrist: LiveJournal. It allows you to find people with interests similar to yours, and to link to their diaries as "friends". This one really is worth a look.
If you'd like to know more about keeping a journal or diary, either online or off line, here are some useful links:
On the alt.usage.english newsgroups there are often discussions about the pronunciations of different words with various accents, but it is very difficult to describe pronunciation in writing. This page has some sound files to illustrate the pronunciation of different words.
In the 1960s I used to drive buses in Johannesburg, and having discovered that there were some other trolley bus enthusiasts on the Internet, I made a page of photographs and reminiscences, which I'll probably add to as I get time.
Val and I went to Greece in Holy Week 2000 to see our daughter Bridget, who is studying there. We went on to Albania, where I taught mission in the Orthodox seminary there for the Pascha term.
PO Box 7648
0001 South Africa
Created: 22 September 2000
Updated: 16 May 2009