• Richard

    Hello, TS! Mike Morrell asked me to contact you because he really appreciates your blog and thinks you’d be an excellent candidate for his Speakeasy Blogger Network. Do you like to review off-the-beaten path faith, spirituality, and culture books? Speakeasy puts interesting books in your hands at no charge to you. You only get books when you request them, and it’s free to join. Sign up here, if you’d like: http://thespeakeasy.info

    • http://tertiumsquid.com Gordon Atkinson

      Hey Richard, I never saw this because it’s a comment on my contact page, which is just intended to give an email address. Another comment landed on this page today and I got notice of it and saw yours. I went to Speakeasy and was intrigued enough to apply. Thanks.

  • Jon Erickson

    Dear RLP,

    I discovered your old blog early shortly after you created the blog. Read you faithfully for many years and then lost you when you stopped writing. Today at my church, UUA in Greeley, Colorado, the worship leader read one of your articles and I was thrilled that you had been “resurrected”. I just thought you would be pleased that your stories and insights within the “religious” world.are still alive to inspire and affirm those of us who knew you and long for you still.

    Jon Erickson
    Brush, Colorado

    • http://tertiumsquid.com Gordon Atkinson

      Thanks Jon. This means a lot to me, as I attempt to grapple with my writing in my new stage of life. I’m currently not attending church anywhere. What did the worship leader read?

      • Jon Erickson

        Sorry, I can’t remember what was read. It may come to me. I will add that I spent 20 years as a Lutheran pastor and shared many of your struggles. It was the reason I enjoyed your frustrations and your blessings of your writings. I also left the church and spent many years floating and finally landed in a Unitarian church, but I have to drive 65 miles one way for services. Religions to me are languages where people create sentences to talk about the meaning of life. Some feel it is getting just one language exactly and then demand that everyone has to talk in that language. It’s like what they say about Americans in a foreign country. If you don’t speak the language, talk slower and LOUDER in English. I have learned to translate one language to the next. I speak fluent Lutheran, good Southern Baptist, some Catholic, Buddhist, Taoist, and a few other dialects. I go to the Unitarians because it is a simple language and I do not have to translate as much. I too am a writer though not as creative as yourself. I tend to religious fiction with a bit of black humor. Maybe we can continue to exchange epistles in the future. Let me know.