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Saturday, December 18, 2004

Dear Bishop: a trial letter

Dear Bishop, Peace be with you, from God our __________ and the Lord, Jesus Christ. I am a priest under your canonical authority, even though we have yet to meet in the flesh. I wrote to you a month or two ago, but have heard nothing back. Perhaps you were merely awaiting my phone call to set up a face to face appointment. Perhaps my last correspondence was lost in the bustle of your office and duties. Let me be candid, I feel that the way the church treats her priests is fundamentally... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Klara & I Are engaged

in a lively discussion here. She has offered excellent advice both here and on her blog. I feel compelled to discuss some of her suggestions and the responses I trigger. I am getting a clear preference for a gentle, quiet, but strong communication. Please recall, that I have never met this Bishop. I can however get to know him somewhat by reading his writings on the diocesan website. This I shall do. I recall, my first email to him was rather vague and general, introducing myself and asking for... Sign in to see full entry.

An Open Letter to My New Bishop

Some of you may already know from reading previous posts, that I am an ordained Episcopal priest. What you may not know is that I have been non-parochial for almost 20 years. This is a fancy way of saying that I have been wandering around the wilderness of this land with no Bishop's supervision and no formal church for almost twenty years. Recently, I emailed my new Bishop (he has never met me). To my suprise, I have heard nothing back. I think my church has decided to ingnore me so I might go... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 6, 2004

I am Still Here

Hi All, I am still here. I have been temporarily disconnected from the web, but through friends and public access, I shall endeavor to at least write a little. Soon I shall have a more perminant and self focused solution in KC, Mo. So do not leave or forsake me, I shall return in the full glory of my Muses. Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

The Blessings of Poverty of Self

Do you know how happy a person with no egoself can have? First, some definitions: egoself = a patterned collection of small programs that define for the biocomputer an identity by function, feeling, or belief. poverty = percieving lack of identity (from the old programming still stored in memory in the human biocomputer) blessings = anything seen through and with Love Think about these definitions for a moment. Do you agree with them? Do you understand them? Do they interest you and stimulate... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 25, 2004

The Blessings of Poverty

On one level, I am tired of poverty. Many years ago, I chose to leave a full time job teaching computers at the Science Museum of Minnesota. I was going to go live on the North Shore and become a writer. Now, here I am in Missouri after having lived in Arkansas and Oklahoma. And I hve lived on the edge of poverty the whole while. For the most part, I have been very happy (with exception of some serious depressions along the way). I have known a freedom that eludes most. I have always had food to... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

I did send an email to the President

OK, I got inspired and sent the President an email. Here is the initial response I received: Your are receiving this message because we are having a problem processing your confirmation. Either the e-mail address from which you confirmed is not the same as the address that you entered on the www.whitehouse.gov request form or you did not return the correct ID in your confirmation's subject. Your request can not be completed unless your addresses match and your ID in the form (IDnnnnnnnnnnnnnn)... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Introducing The Bowl of Saki

WHEN ONE IS SEPARATED FROM GOD IN THOUGHT, BELIEF IS OF NO USE, WORSHIP IS OF LITTLE USE. -- Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Hazrat Samuel L. Lewis: Just as in electricity there must be a circuit that current may flow, so in the divine life on a much greater scale must there be a circuit. By cutting God asunder, by making God in one's mind as something different, something apart, there can be no worship; there can be no love. Love unites, and the worship of a tree or flower may contain more of... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 22, 2004

Blessings to All Who Enter Here

Yes, you have just received a blessing just for finding this Blog. Sign in to see full entry.

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