A Beautiful Backyard Wedding
On February 18, our daughter, Katy, married Nate Munger in a small ceremony in his grandfather’s backyard in Los Angeles. The “Officiant” was our dear friend Melinda Henning. Here are a few iPhone photos from the glorious event. None of these are of the actual ceremony. Those photos, taken by a pro, will not be ready for awhile.
The rehearsal dinner
Katy’s New Family
Kelly Gulbrandson – the Maid of Honor
Mr. and Ms. – We did it.
During and after the ceremony, there was some romantic poetry and soaring words of love. I wanted to keep my words short but powerful. What was the essence of this wonderful event and life-transition? Here is what I came up with:
To Katy and Nate
Katy you made my life better than is was.
You have made Nate’s life better than it was.
Nate has made your life better than it was.
Nate I am thrilled to have you as my new son-in-law.
Congratulations to my wonderful daughter.
Katy, you are moving into the next phase of life.
You and Nate are making our lives better than they were.
Do “People” Get Pregnant?
The same day that Opinion Writer George F. Wills wrote a piece in the Washington Post mocking a new policy at Stanford forbidding the use of certain words, MSNBC used language that set my hair all ablaze.
The story was about five women who were having medical emergencies and needed abortions. The procedure was denied due to Texas’ new restrictive laws about terminating a pregnancy. The anchor, Alex Wagner, used “woke” language to be gender neutral. Having just read the Will’s piece, I went ballistic. So, here is the letter I wrote to MSNBC.
Love your programming. Have you on all the time.
Last night, however, on the Alex Wagner program there was an error. In reporting on the Texas abortion lawsuit of five women who were denied abortions, Alex referred to them as “pregnant people.” She should have said “pregnant women.”
This new woke talk that erases gender from our language is total nonsense. Please don’t promote it.
Thank you. I will continue to be a big fan, especially of Rachel.
However the next time one of your anchors says, “pregnant people,” I will scream out loud at the TV and throw my bottle of expensive Rombauer Chardonnay through the TV screen. This can get expensive.
The monthly newsletter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation has invited members to write a six word story that describes their journey in religion. Here is mine,