I understand it may have been a little annoying to read the italicized beginning in my last post. It could be considered condescending or simply "too politically correct." I never intended it to be. The reason I included that tid-bit was because I believe in calling things, people, places what they are.
Words are powerful and when they reference an identity, whether it be your own or somebody else's, I think there's value in using them correctly. This is what it is to be respectful. So, there ya go. Don't mean to offend anyone, I just felt the need to explain myself :). Now I'm going to get back to enjoying my coffee (with frothed almond milk) as I work on this sunshiny Thursday. Adios, my friends.