Facts are facts and opinions are opinions. While we oftentimes must put up with opinions that we find objectionable, that is a good exercise in tolerance and patience. But when facts are misstated , as the readers of the front porch will have noticed, I feel obliged to jump in. That has been so all my life and it is probably not going to change now that I am in my 71st year. It makes me almost physically uncomfortable. And so I want to write it here: Despite what is stated in an article which is otherwise enjoyable, a cow will never be an ox, no matter how much she is trained, because an ox per definition is a castrated male bovine and the cow has not gone through a gender transformation.