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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: poetry, fiction, history, theology.

And I blog on gardening, reading the Scriptures, and whatever else interests me at billcountryman.com.

I've recently read the long-awaited third volume of Patrick Leigh Fermor's narrative of his trek across Europe in the early 1930s: The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos. For those who don't know these volumes, you have a treat in store, starting with A Year of Gifts and continuing with Between the Woods and the Water. They offer a door into a very different world, one somewhat les... Read more of this blog post »
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