Saturday, November 12, 2005
For more than a year I have actively participated in discussions on other blogs, and often felt frustrated by never being able to bring up myself a topic that came to mind.
That is now behind me, thanks to Google and blogger.com.
Like most blogs, The Continuum has a purpose, and I heartily welcome all who choose to participate within that framework. That said, I envision there will be times when discussion goes a bit off-topic, or even way off-topic. No problem as far as I am concerned, as long as people are civil.
A bit about myself.
I call myself a genetic Anglican, as I was born to parents who were both Episcopalian. I was born into, baptised and confirmed into what was then called the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States of America, and now has a name I dare not utter.
Now, at nearly 55, I have been here, there and just about everywhere geographically. I have been on the lovely Mediterranean island of Cyprus for the past five years, where I work as a wire journalist and my Spanish wife, Susana, teaches ... Spanish. Daughter Andrea, 16, is a budding actress and son, Winslow, has just officially become a teenager.
I'll have a good deal more to say about my churchmanship in due time. For now, suffice it to say that I have resolved to depart from the Anglican Communion of my birth as a result of the nonsense of the past couple of years, and the even more serious problems that have led to that.
Suffice it to say that however narrow it looks, the Bosphorus was too wide for me to swim, while there was a watergate on the Tiber than repelled me.
So come aboard my little barque, and let us see where the current will take us.