Bells shall ring!

Congratulations to my sis-in-law Kristal and John on their engagement! They're great for each other and a hell of a lot of fun to have as relatives.

Tasha and I found out about it on Friday Saturday, which was also the date of a birthday celebration for John at Southside Plaza Bowl (I reviewed the establishment a few months ago here). So it was good to celebrate two happy occasions, eat Kristal's awesome carrot cake she made for John, and rock some duckpin bowling.

While the upcoming year is going to be hectic (and a bit scary) for all, I can't help but feel encouraged when people make such a commitment to each other. Marriage is not easy, but if the unexamined life is not worth living, then marriage is a crash course in that examination and a concrete investment in a worthwhile life. As I see it, anytime people resolve to share their lives with another they make this crazy planet a little more human.

I wish them much happiness as they lay the foundation for this next stage of their lives.

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Written on Monday, December 08, 2008