We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Along with the very common one-letter words a and I, there is the less-common one-letter word O. It came up in conversation during a recent trip to Stratford, Ontario: We couldn’t help but sing in the car O Canada after crossing the Bluewater Bridge. My daughter was the only one among us who knew the rest of the Canadian national anthem (Canada not being our home and native land), and she grumbled that we really needed to watch more hockey.
Saying that Caitlyn Jenner is in the news is a bit like saying that there are words in the dictionary. Regardless of what you think of the media storm, her very public story has opened up conversations about sexuality and gender identity like never before.