From BRUCE FESSIER
The Desert Sun
[I first learned of Bill Edelen on the pages of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat years ago. Bill lived in Santa Rosa at the time and wrote a weekly column for the paper. I purchased and read his books. Then the column disappeared and I lost track of him until recently when Mark Scaramella over at the TheAVA.com posted a piece by Bill which I reposted here. One thing led to another and I was asked to take on producing Bill’s blogsite which I happily accepted. I think of Bill Edelen as “The Contrary Minister” similar to old friend Gene Logsdon’s “The Contrary Farmer” whose blogsite I have been producing from the start. I will be reposting some of Bill’s weekly Sunday posts here on Ukiah Blog and hope you enjoy his wisdom on a regular basis… -DS]
People say Bill Edelen is an atheist; an agnostic.
They say the former Desert Sun columnist and resident sage of the Sunday morning symposiums at the Palm Springs Tennis Club doesn’t believe in God.
But the truth is, the English language doesn’t have a word for the god Edelen believes in. If he were to describe himself as a disciple of any deity