About Me

77 now, I am feeling my mortality as the Drs want to put me on a short leash with dialysis. I recently heard this rendition of Over The Rainbow and it really rang my bell. Eva recorded this shortly before her death at age 33.


Now:    Info About Me:        Contact Info and Map at right ⇒ 

I grew up in my father's machine shop near Atlanta, which led me to study physics and computing. Then I went on to study thinking and religion. I became a scientist [physics, computing & astronomy] and also Episcopal priest.  At home, I was married with two children.

Where I grew up in the deep south - Georgia - the county prison farm was just across the road. Echoes of chain gangs and racism, slavery and lynchings still roam that land. 

I could not be silent. Silence means consent. So I spoke up about our participation in racism and militarism, especially the endorsement by religion. The so-called christians 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 - and their gods - behind. I do miss the friends and the beautiful music and places. But now I sail on, far, far beyond their religion.

And:    Info About My Computer Research:    

About Thinking, Talking, Computing:
Long ago, I worked on the first supercomputer.
At first I thought computers were for numbers,
Then I was given the task of writing a parser.

What’s a parser? I asked. 
Parsers recognize words, I was told.
And from there, the story leads into the deep space
between thought and language.

        For more see my Technical site: GarethHarris.com


Finally:    Beyond Religion - my views:

2,000 years ago a wandering Jewish preacher literally scared the bejesus out of society. Then religion returned to its magic tricks, endorsing rulers and kissing ass. Instead of what churches tell you, here is what I think Jesus was trying to teach us:

1 - An Atheist Sermon

2 - Jesus, A Master Teacher


We close with a call, not only to England, but to all humans:

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