Terry's Views . . .
We had been married by a bishop with a blessing from the pope in a country church filled with honeysuckle and hope. Five children and six grandchildren later we were divorced by a third-rate judge in a suburban courthouse reeking of dust and despair.
Sometimes I believe today’s fathers are a little too conscientious. I occasionally think my sons got more out of playing pick-up baseball games in the empty lot across the street than my grandsons get playing organized little league. But I love that my granddaughters are playing team sports and that every child is encouraged to maximize his or her strengths.
Men don’t need women to tend their nests and cook their meals (think cleaning services and Stouffer’s). And, the way cloning is headed, they won’t need them to bear their children either. Women used to rely on men for sex and heavy lifting, but now men are being threatened not only by Women’s Lib and Affirmative Action, but by artificial insemination and vibrators and luggage on wheels.
Women are able to multi-task and are more detailed oriented. How else can you explain that a man is able to zero in on an asteroid one million light years off, but can’t locate the catsup in the refrigerator? He can differentiate between 300 species of earthworm, but can’t recognize his own cousins at the family picnic.
ON MODERN MEDICINE:
I read recently that there’s more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra than on Alzheimer’s research, which probably means that before long, there should be a large older population with perky breasts and big erections and not a clue what to do with them.
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