Introducing Hubby

I’ve been keen to refer to my partner as Hubby for the last four years. I’ve respected his privacy for the same reason one shouldn’t preach about one’s relatives: they don’t have their own equal venue or vehicle. It’s easy to misuse a relationship’s trust that way: too high a price, I think. In the process, however, I’ve restrained myself from mentioning important moments and sharing resources and ideas we’ve had.

In the last week, he got his own website — part of the reason for the theme experimentation, by the way — so I can point to that if necessary and stop being so coy. With that, let me introduce my husband

Jonathan Padget (

P.s. If you’re in or near Washington, consider seeing his contribution to the Fringe Festival: The Blue Lagoon: A Musical

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.


  1. you know I would ask this :-)

    any kin to Elijah Padgett, (a layman who preached at the same churches in the SC upcountry that David Martin converted to universalism in the late 1700s) ?

    ((i guess this is my modern equivalant of the old southern custom: “Who’s your daddy?”))


  2. In the for what it’s worth department, some of the Padget, Padgett, Patchet, Patchit, and even Paget here in SC do share the same ancestor.
    But there are some Padget who claim no kinship.
    Elijah Padgett (Patchit) would have been near Monetta in the 1770s, his brothers would have been further west in Edgefield District.

    SR (who notes he will be eating dinner in Greenwood Saturday, as there arent any places in McCormick where he will be all weekend)

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