I recently watched the move Cast Away. It was very popular when it came out, but I'd never gotten around to watching it all the way through. I'd seen snippets; enough to know who Wilson is. *********************** spoilers below *********************** One of my very first observations of this film was about me. I've learned so…Read more Cast Away
I haven't written a new post in a while. My original goal was to make sure I had at least one new post a month. Life got overwhelming early this year, and it was all I could do to keep up with the must-do list. Many of my other life goals had to be postponed…Read more Representation Matters
If you're over a certain age, have you noticed that nothing stops anymore? I imagine that younger folks may not even notice, in fact, some of them may still profess to be bored. I've been down with the flu this week, so I made myself stop. I kept myself from getting sicker and got some…Read more Nothing Stops Anymore…
I'm currently reading Jennifer Finney Boylan's book, Stuck in the Middle With You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders. Jenny's premise in this book is to explore the nature and character of parenting, in light of her experience of being a transgender parent of two sons. She has interludes between her story where she…Read more If Life is not complex….
Those of us who are LGBT live on a "coming out wheel." We don't just come out once. Every new person we meet, every new job, new class, new social situation starts the process over again. Sometimes we feel used to it, but often it's a familiar feeling of motion sickness, if you will. Some…Read more The Flip Side of being Out
I've heard people say that Obama did more to increase racism issues in eight years than any of his predecessors. The only thing he did was get elected to office twice. The simmering undercurrent of race issues in the US has been here all along. Over the last couple of weeks, the rock has been…Read more The times, they are a’changing…or…the more things change, the more they stay the same
I've spent some time in the last few weeks traveling around the country visiting family and "framily" - friends who qualify as family, without the blood relation connection. Some of the reasons I've had for going is to see the younger people; seeing my best-longest-term (not "oldest") friend's little boys, ages 6 and meeting the…Read more Connection Time