But enough about me. Let’s talk about YOU. What do you think of me?
Q: Who the hell are you?
A: Excellent question! What an auspicious start! My name is Ginny. I’m a writer. Unpaid, unpublished, but a writer, nonetheless. I was born in 1975 (do your own damn math) and grew up in a tiny and remote farming community, somewhere on the Canadian prairie. I got older, did some stuff, and now I’m a stay at home mom to 2 kids.
Q: Wait just a damn minute! You’re a stay at home mom? Is this a mommy-blog????
A: I am a mommy. This is a blog.
All I can say is that my interests go beyond that. I do write about my kids. If I had a 9 to 5 job, I would write about my co-workers. It is what it is. I got over it. Maybe you can too.
Q: What’s up with the name, “Praying to Darwin”? You some kind of religious nut?
A: Oh goodness no! I’m not at all religious. (Not that I have anything against religion. I’m just not. If I was going to claim a religion, I think I might like to be a Buddhist. But, from what I can gather, I’m far too shallow, and not nearly nice enough to join up.)
The name came about after reading an item in the paper discussing creationism vs. hard science. Some well-meaning folks were putting together a “Creationist Museum”, because the regular museums just weren’t cutting it. It just made me kind of sad. Can’t I have both? When I’m really scared, or really worried, I like to pray. To whom or what I am praying, I’m not entirely sure, but I don’t care. I also like to believe that the earth is millions of years old, and that we’re descended from monkeys (don’t believe me? Watch Jerry Springer for a day or two. We’re less than a chromosome away from flinging our own feces, people!).
I don’t know how the two match up. I just kind of let my brain go into a nice fuzzy state, much like the way you have to unfocus your eyes to “get” those magic eye pictures. And it works.
And I would go so far as to say that this need for duality is carried over into most of my life. I’m comfortable with the grey. The older I get, the more I can see the need to let go of the ease of a black and white lifestyle, and ride the uncertainty, baby.