Ten Things You May Want to Know about Me

  1. I live in a web of relationships as husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend.
  2. I live in a particular place: Cleveland Heights, OH
  3. I live in a particular generation as an “old” Boomer.
  4. I was shaped by growing up on a dairy farm in Appalachia.
  5. I have been shaped by 45 years as a pastor of United Methodist Churches.
  6. I have been shaped by practices of meditation and prayer.
  7. I have been shaped by the Christian Bible
  8. I have been shaped by encounters with other faiths, most especially the Reform Judaism of a branch of my family and the Hinduism embodied in the practice of Yoga.
  9. I have been shaped by every person I have met and every book I have read.
  10. I have been shaped by my love of writing.

Roger Talbott