We’re in the car on our way back from Carbondale.
A sheriff pulled Michael for speeding right after lunch. That put a damper on the mood.
But we’re all generally happy and enjoying the ride.
We just passed the big bad cross that “decorates” the side of the highway (below).
We atheists were featured on the front cover of the local paper while we were there. There is a controversy regarding a 10 commandment monument on city property.
The way the headline was written it was one atheist fighting against the entire town to prevent the monument. We joked that the population of atheists doubled when I came to town.
That wasn’t entirely true. Jason’s parents are nonbelievers. Michael and Jason don’t find it necessary to label themselves but they aren’t believers either.
Conversations at Jason’s Ps are often science-y or academic related. Either that or bodily functions.
His parents are highly educated and they are active in the artistic community. Jason’s dad retired as a professor of psychology at the state university there. He often strikes up interesting conversations based on something he’s read or researched.
Overall we had a great time. I wished you were all there. We could have tippled an adult beverage and played games light into the night after night swimming.