Monday, November 1

SEE? This is why I resisted.

Because now this blog is calling to me in my sleep. Not only that, but my friends are calling out, "update!" too. I didn't want to get into this! But you dragged me here, SO on the bandwagon, with you.

Thanks. I'm glad you did.

You know what’s hilarious is it makes me FEEL like a writer. Which is odd, because I write for a living. As in, I write stuff, and they give me money for doing it. One might have figured I’d feel like a writer when I got a paycheck for it. But, instead, I feel like a writer because I publish my ramblings a few days a week on a free website. Huh.

In fact, this weekend I asked the guy in the t-shirt store if he had the mug that said “Write on”, and he said that he was sorry “No, we don’t. Are you a writer?”

To which I happily replied, “Yes.” That was fun!

OK, so what’s my point today? I don’t have one. Oh, oh, oh except for this. And it’s real important. Women have only been allowed to vote in this nation since August 26, 1920. That’s only 84 years, ladies and gentlemen. Even if you’re not real excited about either of our major candidates for president (I’m not) please, please vote. We owe it to our grandmothers and to Elizabeth (Cady Stanton) and Susan (B. Anthony) to do so. Hard to believe, but a woman was elected to represent her state in congress before she had the right to vote.

While I’m on this particular portion of the bandwagon, please read American Jezebel by Eve LaPlante. It’s about Anne Hutchinson, who is one of this country’s founders. She’s a founding person -- male, female, or undecided. She was part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and was summarily ousted from the colony and excommunicated from her church, for *gasp* teaching *gasp* men and for having a theologically differing opinion (that she could, incidentally, back up with Scripture) than the rest of the ministers in her community. In the 1630s there was literally NO WAY she could have a public voice of any kind. The only way we even have records of her speech is because of the trial, since women were not legal entities in the day of the colonists. The book is the story of her actions and arguments during her three years in Massachusetts.

It was also a good read and very educational. I enjoyed learning about the ability of the puritans to acknowledge spirituality, even in it’s most strict form, as a part of everyday (every MOMENT, really) life. I can’t imagine a world where one discusses the finer points of salvation through works or through faith as a matter of course, rather than as a topic we avoid except with those with whom we’re intimates.

Anyway, happy Monday, and thanks again for sticking with me. This entry wasn’t particularly zippy, but it was still fun to put thoughts on ‘paper’ and share them with YOU!

7 comments:

allie said...

see, you speak of the betterment ( i SO just made up that word ) of the human race...and i blog about blow jobs and big boobs ...

sigh.

i used to be the smart one

Paul said...

Ok Stacey,

I was sitting around at one point over my busy weekend and actually feeling guilty because I chose not to blog anything. Is that crazy or what? Your blogs are always fun to read! YOU WRITER YOU!!!

allie said...

does paul know about us ... that he's gonna have to say nice things on our blogs too - to stay in your good graces ... and good GOD those are some nice graces .... i'm just sayin.

Wendy said...

You ARE a writer. Know dis! And it is an honor to be in the good graces…

devilboss said...

I know just what you mean sweetheart. And I was so glad to be in your presense on Saturday. You RAWK!

*L'ola said...

i love you and started missing you the second we said g'bye saturday. write on wife o' mine, and on and on and on...

christ*el #3tx said...

ok, since you are a writer, and i am a knitter,
wanna knit together some words with me?

 
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