Having just returned from some travel, in which I had seriously hoped to write and get posted the next “Queer I Stand” piece, I found things didn’t quite go to plan…However, I got a good bit of material for a post for “Queer I Stand,” and was able to get it written the day after I got back. So, that’s now available, and it’s called “Religion On The Road (Again…),” and you can find it here.
This might be considered another installment toward my overall theme of “religion in exile,” and the kind of eternal pilgrimage or peregrinatio that I (and many others) find myself in, but I didn’t develop that theme too heavily in this particular piece–although I did mention one of the most famous of the peregrini figures of the early middle ages, St. Columbanus, formerly of Bangor and eventually of Bobbio in Italy. I was also able to mention several other figures of note that are favorites here: Antinous (of course!), Hadrian, Herodes Attikos, Appia Annia Regilla, Hermes, Hanuman, and Lugus, as well as bringing up the topic of nymphs, too!
So, have a read if you like, and feel free to comment either here or there if you feel so compelled!