I tend to wander about, mentally. That didn't sound right, did it? Maybe I mean intellectually rather than mentally. That is, I catch something in the news feeds I peruse, Google it, and then get sucked into that Google vortex one of my readers mentioned in a comment on Bubbling Ideas and end up reading things that maybe I never should.
Like this one: Gender: Optional.
Joseph Romero, a 6 year-old Arizona boy, was diagnosed as transgender last October and is beginning his/her transition to becoming a female. When he/she reaches the age of 12, he will be given female hormones containing estrogen and plans to undergo surgery when she is an adult in order to become a full woman.
Would you believe I started out reading about an economic proposal by President Obama?
It's very strange how I wander about the internet without any GPS unit to guide me. But, then, I really have no final destination in mind when I start, just a ride along the scenic route of news and happenings.
The trip (if I may call it that) took these paths:
And, finally, to the actual article I referenced above. It's not my fault, really. It's just that I never had a disciplined mind. I blame my schooling. I was taught to unleash my imagination. Whenever I did, it ran away and I would spend hours chasing it while the teachers droned on. Now, some called this "daydreaming", I preferred to think of it as "musing." Which is a word I mistook to mean a short form of "amusing".
When I think back
On all the crap I learned in high school
It's a wonder
I can think at all
And though my lack of edu---cation
Hasn't hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall.
["Kodachrome" by Paul Simon]
That guy, Simon, was what you might call prescient, wasn't he?
A Night Unremembered
6 years ago