Saturday, February 13, 2010
I was recently confronted by an incredibly learned gentleman who chided my writing ability. Spelling and grammar, or the lack there-of were his targets. And with reason. Unfortunately, I had handed him the ammo myself. I can't spell and I have never met a run-on sentence I didn't like. If a malapropism and/or creative conjugation gets a smile out of somebody or can be used to make a point, so be it. Bad grammar can be a tool of choice. At least, that is what I am using for today's excuse.
Also, I went to grammar school in Idaho. I cant spell potatoe, but I can probably beat you into one if you mess with my family or my diet coke. Take that all you snooty spellers and grammar-philes.
Yeah, yeah, I cant spell. Sorry. But I still like myself and I think most people to whom I don't know money like me too.
I am not a General Authority. Surprise! I am not a Bishop, and my stint in the Elders Quorum presidency is infamous at best. (You may have heard of the great Mormon film-strip incident of 2001. It was in all the papers. Okay, only the SL Tribune).
There are a few things I feel that I do well. When I don't do something well, something that needs to be done, I make my apologizes to the perfectionists & the in-laws and then do it anyway. When I speak it or mis-spell it, I do so on my own. I don't speak for the LDS church. I don't speak for any organization.
I am a Mormon Man. I have a temple recommend. I am homosexual in orientation. I do not, however, have sex with anyone but my lawful spouse. I am married to a woman. She knows of my orientation and of my past. My past is very, shall we say, colorful and sorted. I am lucky to not be HIV positive.
There are reasons I have made the choices I have made since my oat-sowing days. But, because I have made and am making these decisions for my life does not give me the authority or ability to make them for anyone else. Nor am I so influenced or obligated by the life choices of others. Ask me a question, and I will answer it to the best of my ability. The answer for me may change tomorrow.
I believe that I don't know everything. I believe that I will continue to learn as I go along. I believe that there is no one on earth with all the answers and only a few with access to these answers.
These people will not be online or on this blog spot. This is not a topic that will be soon discussed from the pulpit. That's one of the reason I write.
I didn't start this blog with an outline. I am not reciting from a manual. I write as I question and am questioned. I want to learn and assist in learning. I would also like to make people laugh if at all possible without having to post another photo.
Dont make me post it!