Son in Law John has been jabbing gently, and sometimes not so gently, at this old lady lately, and I'm going to use today to catch up on some of his complaints.
1) John showed up at the dinnertable last week with a print out in hand and posed a contest to guess how many posts there were to Only Casual Observations in various years. In doing this he got to annoy both me and my daughter Molly who LOVEs to win a good contest. Molly and I tied on most questions. The questions were "What year did OCO begin?" Then morphed to how many posts in each subsequent year...down to the current year, 2013 with ...0.
2) John asserts that I pretend to just be casually observing whereas I am actually a fully vetted liberal mama. To which I reply, I'm not pretending to be anything other than a rational thinker and given a set of facts I arrive at what seems to me to be a logical conclusion. Right now the liberals are giving me much better material to work with than my conservative friends and relatives who hold positions that even they can not back up with any kind of rationality.
3) John also asserts that I'm just posting things, mainly on Facebook, to annoy people. To which I reply, my mission in what's left of a rapidly waning life is to bring enlightenment and harmony based on logic to those I care about. They can take it, or leave it, any way they choose. Some are choosing to pray for my soul, others just think I'm a nut case, but whatever I am...I'm me.
So with all that being said, and with at least 51% of of Americans now in my camp on same sex marriage, I'm going to repost something I wrote back in 2010, along with a link to one of the most poignant essays on the subject I've ever read. Hope I don't offend too many, and if I do...keep prayin' for me. http://www.salon.com/2013/03/31/honey_were_praying_for_you/