Recently I attended a Quaker wedding. Having now introduced the subject of this entire post, the temptation is to add a sufficient qualifier. None of the most common phrases used sounds especially elegant. Same-sex marriage or its compliment, same-gender marriage, sounds pedantic. Gay marriage sometimes implies that a union between two homosexual people is less authentic or valid than one between a heterosexual couple. In conclusion, what I will say is that there were two grooms. And over the past nine months I have gotten to know the both of them, which was why I was put to work that day as the world’s most nervous and highly anxious usher. Friends tend to be introverted and somewhat socially awkward, and this Friend is no exception.
Jun 06 2011
Dec 21 2009
The Geek took hiatus last week to attend, and be part of, the marriage between Eldest Son and his very wonderful bride. It was a very traditional Methodist service, and it went off perfectly insofar as no one fainted, no one objected (there was not a “If anyone objects…” clause in this particular service, so no one did.
The Geek also took today off and did not write a scientific column for several reasons. First, I stayed up too late last night reading the news and weather. Second, I could never come up with a good topic for tonight. I will do better for next week, I promise. Third, The Geek has just been feeling a tiny bit under the weather, but not horribly ill or anything.
Dec 15 2009
Hello, folks! Sorry to take a hiatus from Pique the Geek last night, but I was enjoying the bonds of family, not something that I am able to do often. As much as I love all of you, please excuse me for loving those really close to me more.
Eldest Son was married to his sweetheart of eight years Saturday afternoon. Yes, choked up and damn near cried. His mum, the former Mrs. Translator, was about the same, but it hit her more the next day.