Thanks, Warren, for leading me out of the darkness (dark green and dark blue) into the light (light green and light blue).
That's a very good site and very helpful.
As for my lack of political correctness (or sensitivity), allow me to use the disclaimer favored by politicians everywhere: "I apologize to anyone who may have been offended by my remarks." I would not use that term in any venue where I thought an intellectually challenged person might be present, and you all may be relieved to know that I do not consider this forum to be one of those venues. We all know that it is wrong and probably illegal to shout "fire" in a crowded theater. Is it equally wrong to shout it in the middle of a forest with no one to hear?
I would also note that there is a qualitative difference between using a perjorative term towards oneself and using it towards another person in an attempt to wound them verbally. I wonder --if I had called myself a "moron" when it came to electrical issues, would that have been more acceptable? Idiot? Numbskull? Or am I not allowed to characterize myself negatively at all? I frequently call myself old (so does my wife
) -- does that make me ageist?
Nevertheless, I'm sorry for my careless language. I meant no harm but I'll be more careful in the future.