Can’t say how happy I am about the Obama victory and how sad and distressed I am by the apparent passage of Prop 8. I can’t believe that A., so-called ‘churches’ could or would spend so much to do an evil thing, and B., that so many Californians were chumps enough to vote to let the Mormons force their beliefs into our secular laws (more about this, in the context of the ‘Bradley effect,’ later). A sad, dark day in our state’s history that also gives ammunition to those who feel that religion, particularly American ‘Christianity’ is just wrong, and a home to hate and prejudice. I pledge to spend what remains of my life trying to put this right.
In other news, Granddaughter Grace turned 1 yesterday, and we celebrated her birthday at the beautiful new Academy of Sciences – Linda made a special new friend who was so attached that a curator had to gently remove him (or her) at the exit from the 4-story sphere that contains a real rain forest.
The new Academy facility is beautiful – we only saw the highlights, befitting the attention span of a 1-year old who was fascinated by jellyfish and the carpeted steps by the coral reef aquarium. We had a great time: highly recommended. We’re remodeling the family room office that serves as gulker.com World HQ… blogging may continue to be spotty this coming week….