Sunday, April 03, 2005
Offices of Rev. Fitzgerald open for business
In many states, I can now marry people, legally, though as a ship's captain, I supposed I could have been marrying people if we simply sailed outside the three-mile national limit of the U.S. or the much expanded territorial waters of Mexico.
It would be a lot more lucrative to be able to perform divorces, but that would require enrolling in law school, a bar exam (not the bar exam I take most weekends), and, ugh, some actual work.
This document came after spending an embarrassingly small amount of time at www.ulc.org. A few keystokes later and 'voila' an ordained minister.
But the biggest question is can I now declare my condo on the American River a church, and exempt from taxes? We could call it The La Riviera Chapel of the Oaks & Assorted Ragweeds.
And just where to list it on my resume is a puzzle. Is it community service, consulting, professional development, or personal?
Or does it suggest a whole new category for my resume: Just Dumb Stuff.
Posted by Sylvia Fox at 11:59 AM