In my lifetime, I have tried to be open-minded and non-judgmental. While I enjoy lively debate, it’s been my goal to respect the opinions of others and to welcome new ideas. But I might have been pushed beyond my limits by the news–reported by CNN–that Facebook is adding new choices to its profile gender options. Now, Facebook users may identify themselves not just as male or female, but alternatively with terms such as transgender, gender fluid, and intersex. According to CNN, page owners also may select personal pronouns for referencing themselves: he/him, she/her, or the gender-neutral they/their. Now I realize I am rarely the voice of reason regarding such hot-button issues, but I have had enough of this nonsense and will therefore take up the flag.

PEOPLE:  The words “they” and “their” are NOT gender neutral pronouns. They are PLURAL pronouns. When will the madness end?


Private Property -- Men Confess Why They're Br...



It is said Women sprang forth from Venus,
Masterpiece of class, species, and genus.
And they reach for the stars,
Unlike Men, sent from Mars
Who must filter each thought through a penis.


June, 2013


Crossing The Road


Along Interstate 80 stood Bambi,
Concentration–at best–namby pamby.
At the wake later, Crow
Paid respects to his bro:
Said, “At least you taste better than spam, B!”



English: Paddington Bear at Paddington Station


With his hat and a kiss from Aunt Lu
He arrived from the Darkest Peru
Proper Paddington Bear
Had a “special hard stare”
That would wilt Rupert, Fozzie, or Pooh.


Note:  A friend challenged me to write limericks for as many different countries as I could.  Challenge accepted.  Read the whole series, make suggestions and cheer me on here.



Monument of Alexander The Great in Shtip, Repu...

Monument of Alexander The Great in Shtip, Republic of Macedonia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Alexander, the hero of old,
Founded cities and plundered for gold.
He was known as “The Great”
Though his path wasn’t “straight”
‘Least his man-crush Bagoas oft’ told!