To me, there are some commonly used sayings that sound good at first but make no sense once you think deeply about them.
For example, I recently heard someone (a fundamentalist) speak about the gay community. I always cringe and bristle when somebody says, “I love the sinner but hate the sin.”
That’s terribly judgmental.… Read more >
When I grew up during the 1930s and 1940s, I had no understanding of the terms lesbian, nonbinary, transgender, gay (back then, it meant “happy”), bisexual, or undecided (pertaining to sexuality). I did know the words homo, fag, and queer.
I don’t think I knew anyone who was any of the above, and I only used those words in a pejorative way.… Read more >
Every day, to get off to a good start, I like to read the comics, Dear Abby, and Dear Amy. I think it was in Dear Amy that I read the letter from “Concerned Mom and Dad.” It seems that their daughter and niece grew up together and were very close.… Read more >