About Me

I’m going to ramble a bit…

One of the things I enjoy most is musing over what is coming.  I’ve always been a Sci Fi fan, even the cheesy stuff, but particularly smart science fiction that presents futures that challenge our notion of the present – utopian, dystopian, creative and unique.

One of the problems of being future oriented is that the present can sometimes be overlooked – or rather simply not lived into fully.  “Be here, now,” is a mantra I need to repeat often. Even so, I have come to truly love the past.  History of all sorts, but particularly the history of the people who call themselves Christian.  I am intrigued and drawn to the ancient and enduring Traditions of the Christian experience, particularly in its Anglican form. Christianity among the British Isles is fascinating to me.  I have more to learn than I could even begin to tackle, but there you go.

That which endures through time and trial suggests something having gravity, something that is significant, and that can be a very good source for understanding the present and under-girding forward movement into the future.

So, I am an Anglican priest in the Episcopal Church USA.  I currently service in New York City, focused more specifically in Brooklyn and Queens (where all the cool kids are playing these days).  I’m not sure where I fit in the Episcopal Church because the various current-day “factions” really don’t appeal to me.  Yet, I am working to be faithful to the call of God.

How’s that?  A lot more could be written, but this is it for now.

A couple of my favorite quotes:

“Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds — justification, confirmation, forms of consolation without which they can’t go on. To really ask is to open the door to a whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.”
– Anne Rice

“Of all tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience …. To be ‘cured’ against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level with those who have not yet reached the age of reason … You start being ‘kind’ to people before you have considered their rights, and then force upon them supposed kindnesses which they in fact had a right to refuse, and finally kindnesses which no one but you will recognize as kindnesses and which the recipient will feel as abominable cruelties.”
– C.S. Lewis

Recent Posts

Life goes on…

Back in the ’90’s and aughts I worked on a lot of websites, including my own. My tagline still remains, “This is my signature.” It was fun during the halcyon days of web development when everything was still just HTML (well, maybe some FLASH, CSS, xml – you know, cutting edge stuff!). My old website is still up, I still pay for the hosting service, but I haven’t updated it in probably 12-years or so. I have great intentions of still playing in the web-world… but nothing is the same as it was back then and that world has passed me by. WordPress works just fine.


It’s interesting going back and clicking on all the old links to websites that impressed and inspired me by creatives, designers, early blogging pioneers, etc.(I even got a free Blogger hoodie from Google when it bought the company), and issue oriented websites that seemed to say something significant other than the status quo blah, blah, blah. Most all of the sites are now gone. I suppose for most of those people, their lives moved on… like me and my own 12-year out-of-date simple HTML-CSS website. At least my URL still works.


Do I take the time to go back and update everything… make it right, relevant, or just let it go as a window into an earlier time in my life?


I can’t help thinking about relationships that I’ve let go of in similar ways. I just stopped “updating” them. Like my website, I think about most all of them from time-to-time and even visit with old friends and extended family on occasion… the URL’s still work… but what about those relationships? Fond memories, now, or…

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