In my travels to various conferences I’ve gotten to know several other reporters that cover geospatial topics, and there’s always an instant connection given our common purpose. Angus Stocking is a freelance writer, registered land surveyor and regular contributor to American Surveyor magazine. He’s also a free thinker with an interesting personal tale of being an ex-Jehovah’s Witness.
I’ve had many interesting conversations with Angus in our off time that always start with geospatial perspectives, but broadly wander in mind bending ways toward our belief systems, and the state of the world. Angus produced a radio program in rural Colorado titled Belief Systems & Other BS, and has written books on this subject. He’s now a resident of San Francisco and is continuing his mental wanderings through a Blog of the same name.
If you’re a geographically-minded person with a curious mind about religion, you’ll certainly enjoy Angus’ essays. As a reporter, I’m trained to question things, but don’t always turn that lens inward. I’m now following Angus regularly, because in these trying times I think it’s important to connect with our core beliefs, and to always question them.