Hello World!

Transit Man II

Transit Man II

Hi! My name is Leland Bryant Ross, and this is a new blog I have created on the occasion of my promotion to Moderator of the ABC Life and Ministry Forum at BaptistLife.com. The name of the blog is Leland AKA Haruo because I have a long-standing tendency to go by Haruo both in online circles and in other languages (and other languages are something I do a lot of).

I live in Seattle, Washington, USA, and I am a lay member (and webmaster) of Fremont Baptist Church in that city.

Mostly I anticipate that this blog will be a place where I link to stuff I’ve written elsewhere, as well as a handy place for people to say hi if they don’t want to do so at BL.com. I will also try to provide some ongoing hymnic topics here. The main language here will be English; if you don’t like it, well, don’t use it (I won’t delete just because you wrote in Chinese or Cherokee). 😉

Leland AKA Haruo

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3 Responses to “Hello World!”

  1. Tim Bonney Says:

    Hey Haruo! Great to see you blogging and to see you on BaptistLife.com as a moderator!

  2. Chris Astle Says:

    I don’t know how Jane Ford found out how to pronounce “Haruo,” but I need help. Tell me what it rhymes with.

  3. Leland aka Haruo Says:

    You can pronounce it /’lē lənd/ and I’ll be quite satisfied, Chris. The pronunciation varies depending on the language; in Esperanto it’s more or less “hah ROO oh” and in Japanese it’s similar but there’s no true stress accent in Japanese so it usually sounds more like “HAH roo oh”. In English you can use either a pronunciation modeled on the Japanese or one modeled on the Esperanto, but you’re also perfectly welcome to just call me Leland.

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