About Me

Kind Friends, 

The preceeding part of this site is about how all of us can develop new worldviews from the changing science of the last 500 years.
In contrast, this section is about my personal worldview.

I often remind myself that I am only using a little monkey brain to perceive this universe and yet, despite those limitations, the view is astounding. And the most amazing realization:

            This universe is home to the people I love.

— Gareth

Now, About Me:

First, Contact Info and Map at right ⇒ 

Second, you can read about my scientific work, now mostly computer installations controlling factories, warehouses, scientific instruments, etc. at GarethHarris.com 

Third, some of my story:

This site is a collection of my observations of life as a scientist [physics, computing & astronomy] and parish priest [Episcopal Church]. My background includes growing up in a machine shop plus studying physics and computing, thinking and religion. I was married and raised two kids, more if I include myself. 

In Georgia, where I grew up, the country prison farm was just across the road. I was greatly moved by the echoes of racism, slavery, chain gangs and lynchings that still roam our land. 

Seeking something more honest than southern fundamentalism and its racism, I went across the street to TEC - The Episcopal Church. I found this to be the home of beautiful and thoughtful people, rituals and music and became a priest. I never intended to be a “meddlesome priest”. However, I soon learned that TEC was also entangled in society and privilege - exactly the opposite of what the Master taught - be “in the world but not of it.”

During the Vietnam war, I spoke out about our participation in violence, wars and Imperialism. These so-called beautiful people threw me, my wife and babies out on the street. So, as the Master taught, I “shook the dust off my feet” and left them behind. I do miss friends and the beautiful music and places, but now sail on, far, far beyond their religion.


An Atheist Sermon

Jesus, A Master Teacher



PDF: Man’s Search for Meaning


Contact and Map

Suggested Reading


Deep peace of the shining stars to you, Gareth+

© Gareth Harris 2017       --------        Contact email: garethharris@mac.com        --------         see also: GarethHarris.com