Hi. My name is Roger, sometimes known as “Buttsy.” I am a retired Episcopal (Anglican) priest, hence the title of my blog “A View from an Open Rectory Window.” I live at Homewood at Plum Creek, a retirement community in Hanover, Pennsylvania. I have served diverse rural, suburban and urban parishes of various sizes. Additionally, I have been a chaplain to both police and fire departments and for almost ten years was Director of Pastoral Care in a major hospital in a large American city. My personality is optimistic, my theology is progressive, my politics are liberal, my outlook is universalist, and my race is human. I enjoy all kinds of music, except boring music and I visit the cinema frequently. I could be described as someone who is too old to begin a new career and too young to write his memoirs. Barring any unforeseen problems, I intend to publish my posts every Thursday. Welcome to my blog. Enjoy reading and comment if you are so inclined.