From my perspective, Francine, what frustrates you is the reverse of what frustrates me about women. What you call deep and meaningful I call sallow emotions — egocentrically personal.

Men would rather discuss things on as objectively fare level as possible. Women on the other hand always want to bring it around (when you don’t exactly agree with them) to such things as, you don’t think I’m as smart as you. And no amout of trying to dispute that charge will get them off their poor me kick.

Men hate it when women insist on playing tactical games instead of looking for reasonable compromise and fare solutions to problems — except Trump he plays those poor me games constantly.

Oh, well, I guess I just lost the women’s vote. Sure glad I’m not running for office.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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