From: Donna Banta
Subject: Alternatives to church
Why I love Sundays now: Instead of sitting in church teaching the Young Women how to be sweet spirits, I'm here at Book Passage teaching members of CWC Marin how to be badass bloggers.
|We are badass!|
|We are badass!|
Silas Baxter trudged toward home after another frustrating session of the Constitutional Convention. A squirrel scampered across his path, and in the distance a horse whinnied.1 Meanwhile, the sun made its slow demise into the horizon.
A gas light flickered at his neighbor's window. Inside Ebenezer Mathers had just flipped to page 42 of Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler--the section about the live worm.2
Unfortunately Silas had no time for such diversion. He was about the business of forming the constitution.
Standing for righteousness. Liberty. Freedom. The American way.
She was waiting at the doorway, a cotton shawl around her shoulders.3 "Hi honey, how was your day?"
He looked up at her familiar dark eyes, her soft full ruby lips, and that comely figure he'd memorized inch by inch.4 "Very discouraging. Mr. Franklin insists on abolishing slavery, while the delegates from the South refuse to give it up. I'm torn between the two sides."
She nodded and made that little pouty face that always drove him wild. "Oh honey, you're such a softy. Feeling sorry for the poor slaves. But shouldn't your first concern be straight white men? I mean, without the necessary legislative safeguards, what will become of you?"
Silas looked to the heavens for an answer. A ferruginous hawk circled the sky. It had a deformed talon.
Then the inspiration struck. "By george you're right! First things first. And who knows? In the years to come God might change his mind about Black people."5
- Author's imagination
- Senator Crapo's recent LSD trip.
- Seven Miracles That Saved America, page 237.
- Seven Examples of the World's Worst Writing, page 1.
- Book of Mormon Musical, Act II.
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