It’s okay, it’s just a BB gun

There are other guns around but this is the gun of choice for shooting off the deck. I was sitting on the beach a few days ago and I heard the BB gun being shot from the deck but… I heard the pellets landing somewhere on the beach? Nope. Do NOT shoot in the direction of the beach.

We got porterized at the end of this hot hot hot day. I advocated for us to meet on the moomincabin deck. The beach is way too hot in the late afternoon and our deck becomes shaded, especially since a beautiful marine layer came in over our bay this evening.

I can’t really do polly-tickle stuff today although I have been thinking about it a lot. I will just say that one of my main mantras in life is the Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I have never been religious although I grew up attending a church as a child. I don’t really believe in a god or Jesus but the golden rule has always made sense to me.

My childhood church was mainstream Methodist. Big beautiful stone building with stained glass windows and a fancy pipe organ and nooks and crannies and sneaky hidden rooms everywhere. I figured out early (via a few Sunday school teachers and they were NOT all bad) that a lot of church folk were hypocrites. I didn’t even know that word when I figured that out. I came by this genetically as my dad felt the same way. He volunteered for the church ANYWAY. It’s what you do when you are a businessman in a small town and your family belongs to a church. But when I was 16 and I said I didn’t want to go to Sunday school any more, my dad gave me permission to quit. And probably chortled a bit once I was out of earshot.

One Response to “It’s okay, it’s just a BB gun”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I still have a love for the pageantry of the Episcopal church although I no longer attend. I can’t fathom how far so-called (right wing) religious Christians have strayed, ignored and twisted the teachings of their Jesus. Makes me sick to my stomach. I have some very good friends who are church goers and lefties but it’s rare.