Wednesday, May 01, 2013
On launching out into the deepest waters
A few days ago, Mitt Romney gave the commencement address at Southern Virginia University, as shown here, and advised the graduates to go out into the deep waters, like Jesus instructed Peter and the other fishermen. In particular, he told them to get married and have children. I can't say that I was trying to keep up with Romney, but I jumped into the deep end in 2011 and married Jill and started living with four step-children, three of them girls. My biggest regret to date is that the oldest - the prom girl in red with her old step-dad - will be gone from our house all too soon, but then again Romney in the same speech declared that is the "new American Dream," getting the children out of the house you own. It has been a few years since I last posed with a high school senior.