To be alive: not just the carcass
But the spark.
That’s crudely put, but…
If we’re not supposed to dance,
Why all this music? – Gregory Orr
This is the blog of Gawain de Leeuw, Episcopal Priest. “Padremambo” was coined by a friend in the salsa dancing community, of which I am a dutiful member. The Divine Latitude alludes to the disposition of “latitudinarianism.” It is a sensible, pragmatic theological position. It means: I don’t have time to argue.
My faith is trinitarian, pragmatic, efficient, and polite. The world is driven and maintained by rituals and liturgy.
I’m a modern Alinskyite, anti-identitarian, anti-utopian, realist, anti-Manichean. I believe that human beings screw things up, and that we’re in this world together. Nobody knows how to live in the Kingdom of God; none of us are truly righteous. Disinterested in perfection.
I worry more about violence than sex.
Working on a book bringing together transaction cost economics, mimetic theory, and soteriology. In short: rivalry is an expense. Prepare to spend, or find Jesus.
For the record, I’m on the local Planned Parenthood board, because they help women and families. I #standwithpp.
I drink Oban, Nolets, and smoke the occasional Romeo and Juliet Churchill. I have a couple wine certifications so that I can get the least expensive deals in a restaurant.
What makes me angry: the war on drugs and the prison-industrial complex, tax-payer subsidized stadiums, dissing teachers, post-prohibition American Style lagers, and low fat yogurt.
I’m on the Ronda Rousey bandwagon, and enjoy a good boxing match.
Ulysses S. Grant was an underrated president. #blacklivesmatter
Ora et labora.
Chop wood, carry water.