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L. William Countryman

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Bill Countryman is a retired seminary professor and Episcopal priest (still assisting at Good Shepherd Church in Berkeley, CA). He and his spouse, Jon Vieira, live in Oakland, CA, where he tends the garden and writes mostly poetry these days.

I'm a lover of poetry, classical music (with a particular fondness for choral and chamber music and for late-ninteenth-early-twentieth-century orchestral music. I spread my reading broadly. Poets most recently read: Christian Wiman and Richard Blanco. Non-fiction: Charles Mann's 1493. Fiction: Pat Barker's Regeneration.

I look forward to more conversations.


30. The finite world, of course, is full of efforts to circumvent this reality of our existence. Western history is full of moments in which a community has formulated its grasp of truth in rigidly defined terms and shown itself willing to enforce itto the point of executing inconvenient people who refuse to accept the formulae. Whether one thinks of the Late Roman Empire's persecution of Chris... Read more of this blog post »
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