Amanda: I was born and raised in Seattle, home of the 1919 General Strike (65,000) and the 1999 WTO protests (40,000). I think of myself as an Independent, but I have voted for Democrats at least 90 percent of the time. I could never understand how couples like James Carville and Mary Matalin could make it work. Then I met Devin…
Devin: I was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. I went to public schools. Integration happened when I was in the first grade. My class went from 20 children to 40, overnight. My class was the first to graduate having been integrated for all 12 grades. In spite of being in the Deep South, racism was, at least at my schools, a non-issue. Politically, I was on the fence, “center-right,” a “moderate,” “fiscally conservative, socially liberal” for most of my life. Pro-choice. Then, George W. Bush happened, followed by Barrack Obama. That was it for me. Now I am full-throated CONSERVATIVE. Pro-LIFE. I love God. I love Jesus Christ. I love the Holy Spirit. With ALL that I have. I am broken. I am forgiven. Amanda is a gift from God.
The Gatherer is a reference to the unknown author of the Book of Ecclesiastes.
The thing that has been is that which shall be; and that which has been done is that which shall be done; and there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9.