A Simpler World


I don’t mean to disparage anybody, because all life is important, contrary to the beliefs of some people. Without variety in views and opinions this world could not face change of any kind.

This is merely an observation.

When I first began to venture the world of employment in order to leave the world of unemployment because the pay in that world sucked, the process was simple,

“Do you need help?”

“Well, yes, I do. Do you need a job?”

“Well, yes, I do.”

“Fill this out and come in tomorrow to start working.” Mission accomplished.

Later,

“Do you need help?”

“Go to human resources and ask.”

“Do you need help?”

“Fill out this application and come back tomorrow.”

“But are you hiring?

“Fill out this application and come back tomorrow.”

You fill out the application completely and among the many highlighted questions is Sex M_F

You come back the next day.

“I left an application  yesterday….” “We’re not hiring and won’t be for 6 months. However we keep applications on file for three months.”

Now, my point is not how difficult it has gotten to seek employment from my first venture to my retirement. My point is the added confusion.

I was in the process of updating a few of my profiles on the internet, beginning with Pinterest. One part of the requested info was Gender M_F_Custom_? Are we soon going to see M_F_Custom_AI_?

We aren’t cars to customize or junk. We’re all humans. Even with a sex change there are still only to possible choices M_or F_.

This is not about whether I, or anyone else, understands, accepts or condones the processes that humans subject themselves to.

It is only to say that once a gender change is made a new gender has not been created.

Just sayin’.

 

A New Year, A New Day, A New Me


The first two are true. The last thing up there…maybe a renewed version of the old me.

I woke up, my body hurt, my head hurt and among other things in a totally different realm, my throat was dry.

Imagine if I had been drinking.

The great part, the part that did the renewing,  was waking up on this first day of 2016 and being greeted by my lovely wife with “Happy New Year Baby, I love you” and “Happy New Year, Dad. Did you sleep well?”

That pain left quicker’n a cat can lick his…AHEM!…food dish.

I can’t think of a better way to start a day, especially the first day of a new year. Something like that can scrape the barnacles off and refurbish an old carcass right quick. (Yes, I know barnacles are on ships, not old carcasses.) It still makes a feller feel good.

I believe I can get through another day now. We’ll work on making it another year one day a a time.

Have a Happy New Year everyone. I’m gonna go jump into some family time now.

Perhaps A Twinge Of Feeling


In a past post (9 months ago) I stated that I write what I feel. I feel nothing.   Tokoni O. Uti  advised me “Everyone goes there at times. It shall pass:)”. At this date, I am still waiting for it to pass, but I believe that Tokoni told me the truth of the matter, that it will pass.

Perhaps it has passed, or I would not be writing this post.

Perhaps a twinge of feeling is returning. Perhaps it never left at all. Could it be possible that the feelings were just sleeping because I failed to share them?

Looking back over my 2015 blog entries, I realize that there are few. Very few. New followers were appearing but i failed to share with them.

Perhaps all feelings, when not shared just wither away.

I will endeavor in 2016 to share more so that I can feel more and learn of and care more for what other people feel.

In that spirit, I wish all of you a very happy and prosperous New Year.

Especially Tokoni O. Uti for the encouragement given to me when I needed it nine months ago, and will never forget.