According to my handy-dandy desk calendar, today is the beginning of Daylight saving and also Woman’s day. So, what the hell should I blab about? Well, seeing as how here in Hawaii we don’t have the idiocy that is daylight saving and we do have women, marvelous women, wonderful women, all kinds of women; I guess I’ll attempt offering an opinion which will be considered lauding, or critical, or extolling, or demeaning, and most certainly one-sided. Of course it’s one-sided, after all there is only one side to me. But I digress— Let’s get back on track here, didn’t know we were on a track, well anyway, it is not possible to engage in a discussion about women without stirring up some controversy.
Having said that, let me say this. I have always had a greater respect and love for women than I have for men. Don’t read anything into that that isn’t there. But lets face it; women are more resilient, generally more honest, kinder, more considerate and absolutely more attractive.
Now up until puberty boys and girls are pretty much the same. Oh, I know, “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.” But really it is pretty much screaming at each other, pulling hair, whether short or long, having secrets, which are no secrets at all, and “I’ll tell Daddy (or Mommy whichever) if you do that.”
Then comes puberty. Girls become women and have the trauma and pain of their first menstruation. I don’t know what the hell that is like, but I sure don’t want to experience it. It is at that time that girls really do become women because, I think, they are aware, if not consciously at least subconsciously, of the responsibilities of being a mother. Besides, just the mess and the pain, and sometimes the embarrassment, is more than any boy at that age, or any other age, could bear.
Boys on the other hand reach puberty and what do they have to mark that event? A wet dream. Now a boy may not know what it is, and he hopes no one finds out that he wet the bed, but at the same time the dream of naked dancing-girls that accompanied that bed-wetting was so pleasant he thinks about it all day.
Then a buddy explains it to him and instead of becoming a man, he just thinks he is a man and that means he is ready for some fun doing the real thing. From then on his primary preoccupation is “doing the real thing” and since that is all he thinks about he never does become a man he just thinks he is a man.
Well, that is the way it starts. Now I could go on with example after example of how women are more imaginative, protective, considerate, intuitive, emotionally stronger, and sometime physically stronger than men, but why belabor a point that is so blatantly obvious.
So here’s to you lovely lady,
To you wherever you may be,
You’re a very special being,
As can obviously be seen.
We will always be in awe of you,
Wherever you may go.
You’re much the superior being,
Which is so unmistakably so.
I wish I could write humor, but I can’t so I write books. Some are serious reading and some are just plain fun, or so says the author, but check out which is which for yourself.
Desperate Voyage, is a World War II story of courage, love, murder and an enemy attack on a British freighter. It is available from All Thing That Matter Press and on Amazon and the Kindle edition is only $5.99,
Murder Sets Sail is available from Second Wind Publishing and on Amazon. Kindle editions is only $4.99.
The Telephone Killer published by 2nd Wind Publishing is available on Amazon and from the publisher. Kindle and Nook versions just $4.99.
To watch The Telephone Killer video click here.
The Telephone Killer is now also available as an audiobook.
Two historical novels about colonial Congo where I was born and grew up are: Of Rulers and Ruled
and Of Chiefs and Giants.
The period covered is from 1885 when Leopold II of the Belgians claimed more than 900,000 million square miles of Central Africa as his private domain until independence in 1965. These books are available from Amazon
. The Kindle
versions are only $5.99.
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