(Actually, “J. Nelson Seawright,” but that “Roasted Tomatoes” moniker is too good not to use….)
Times and Seasons is delighted to continue our Super Bloggernacle Tour by bringing onboard for a guestblogging stint another one of the Bloggernacle’s finest talents, Brother Seawright, a regular contributor at By Common Consent and the co-proprietor of the fine blog, LDS Liberation Front. J. is a Latin Americanist and political scientist by training, and a curious, thoughtful, provocative but always sympathetic Saint by nature. J. Nelson, welcome!
Break a leg, RT!
Bienvenue! And looking forwards to your posts, after reading so many great comments signed RT on various threads. By the way, will you explain the pseudo RT? … “A Platonic ideal version of ourselves, that is hidden by acquiescence to societal demands?”
Geoff, Frank, and Wilfried, thanks for your welcomes! Wilfried, my pseudonym, “RoastedTomatoes,” has a terribly prosaic origin; the weekend when I was choosing an online name for Mormon-themed discussions, my wife and I were oven-roasting a huge bumper crop of tomatoes from our garden so that we could preserve them for the winter. The house was filled with the smell of roasting tomatoes and so I chose the obvious name. I still like the name; it’s memorable and fun. But now I’m stuck with my real name, as well…
Ahh!, RT, that’s a great explanation for your name. Were I choosing, it would be something like “Freshly Chopped Basil.” Welcome to T&S, I don’t know how well you would go with the others here, but you go excellently with FCB. Buon appetito!
RT, welcome. I’m looking forward to your provocative and and tasty prose.