Maybe I’ve been asleep under a rock somewhere but the first time I read the term “gender Fluid” was in a story this morning about an interview that actor Billy Dee Williams did for Esquire magazine. Williams tells the magazines writer he says he sees himself as both masculine and feminine using both male and female pronouns as he described his feelings about himself. The cynic in me suspects the 82-year-old Williams was looking to generate some publicity as he prepares to reprise a roll in a Star wars film to be released later this month. But I am left to wonder why as Americans we are so obsessed with identifying ourselves as members of some group or subset of the population. Maybe it’s my old-school up bringing but I don’t think of myself as Blind, or visually impaired, or visually challenged. I just think of myself as Bob, a guy who gets up every morning glad that I can do so, and someone who’s trying to carve out enough of the American dream to spoil my grand kids, and save enough cash to enjoy retirement some day. I think we’d all be better off if we just thought of ourselves as Americans but I’m beginning to think I’m in the minority on that one. That’s the way I see it.