Tuesday, May 01, 2007

An Open Letter to Ronnie

Thanks for picture of Dad and his new fiancé. Dad sent me some pictures too. I’m glad Carol is nice and I’m glad Dad has someone he can talk to, laugh with and share his time with. Yes, it is weird seeing our Dad with another woman. But I guess we all just have to move past that weirdness and wish them both well.

I’m used to being the “ultra-liberal” of the family. I don’t see it that way. I think this whole “liberal/conservative” split is pretty artificial—it’s like the rivalries between American Idol contestants. Here in Washington State I am surrounded by as many born again republicans as there are in Bakersfield. Seattle is fairly liberal, but I don’t live in Seattle. Just like San Francisco is liberal, but Bakersfield is not San Francisco.

I’m 43, Jimmy Dean. James Dean. Rock On…

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