So, it is patently obvious, based on the comments (or noticeable lack thereof), that my dear readers prefer humour in this blog. So, we shall see if I can give you some.
Probably not, though. It is the political season, and I am afraid I am wildly political and violently opinionated. Well, no, I am not afraid. I AM very political and violently opinionated. But, my opinions are well supported. I do my research, I think about what I am saying. This isn't to say that I can't be swayed; if I find your argument to be more persuasive and well-supported than my own, I might consider changing my opinion. I am stubborn, but not entirely pig-headed.
Most of the time.
Here's the thing. My opinions are just that. Opinions. You don't have to agree with them. You don't have to like them. Heck, you don't even have to respect them. But, then, I may be disinclined to discuss with you.
But, they are MY opinions. They don't represent the opinions of the church to which I belong. (LDS), they don't represent the culture in which I currently reside (Mormon Utah Valley), they are mine. Just mine. I have considered them a great deal, and to me, they do coincide perfectly with my religious and moral beliefes. For the record, I have these opinions and STILL manage to remain in good standing with my church. Despite having been backhandedly accused otherwise.
So, there you have it. Like it or not, that's who I am.
Maybe the humour will be back another day. ;)