It has come to my attention that members of a certain political party (which shall remainnameless) have decided it is time to modify our society by removing all gender specific nouns and pronouns from the English language and to replace them with generic gender-neutral words. For example, one would no longer refer to their Mother or Father by that specific title but would, instead, refer to them as “parent”. Also, one would not refer to their brother or sister by those names but would use the generic term of sibling.
Each day, as part of my morning routine, I check into Facebook, catch up on notifications, visit a few of my favorite groups and usually find myself pissed off at someone or something said or seen on Facebook. Expressions such as “are you kidding me?”, “unbelievable”, “this is really dumb” are frequently said, if not audibly then in my mind. I wondered for a while how social media (read Facebook) could possibly have an impact on our elections. But then, I soon realized that it is so obvious that so many Facebook users will believe anything they read in the app it would be quite easy to influence many with fake news and articles. In my opinion, Facebook is becoming a dangerous place. Here is why.
Well, we made it! Another year gone by and still alive and kicking. Admittedly not kicking quite as hard as in preceding years but kicking, nonetheless. And that is a good thing. So, today is not only an anniversary date for the world as we begin another year but is an anniversary for my Wife who was born on New Years Day! Happy Birthday to my Wife Vicki! She probably won’t read this, but I would be remiss in not at least extending the wish. Oh, let us not forget, there is yet another Anniversary to remember.
Christmas for 2019 has come and gone. Wow, that was quick. I know that some folks enjoy an extended Christmas season. Some based on their religious preferences enjoy the Christmas season on into the first week of January. But not at our house. The boss lady, who loves Christmas and enjoys every minute of preparing for the big day is completely done with it by the end of Christmas Day. By 4:00 pm on the day after Christmas there was no sign of Christmas anywhere in our home. The tree was disassembled and boxed, the decorations were all packed up, and all the furniture was returned to the original locations. So, I guess that is the end of Christmas. But does it really have to be?
To my family and friends and all other readers of the Townehouse, here are a few thoughts I have had about Christmas over the past few days. I would like to share them with all of you. Sharing this article with you is my Christmas present to you all. I realize this gift cost me nothing but time and some digital space, but remember, the joy is in the giving. So, joyfully given, here are my Christmas Thoughts.