I'm feeling more than a little vulnerable tonight. I had to take my mom to the hospital on Monday. While she was admitted, and came out ok; the father of one of my best friends was dismissed from the ER a couple of days ago; he died last night. I'm struggling with life and death…Read more Language Matters
I love Rocketman, the biopic-musical mashup that chronicles the early life and career of Elton John. I grew up with his music; it was all around in my childhood. I remember watching Elton on the Muppet Show. I liked his music; and there were certain songs of his that were favorites, but very little shook…Read more A new addition to my favorite movies…
I have been swamped with my job for the last several weeks. While I was out on a work trip, I received a text from my friend Sister Luisa, exhorting me to read my email and respond as quickly as I could. I was in the middle of things, and filed it away to do…Read more The Catholic Hierarchy and the Lost Trans Sheep
After this semester, I'll be halfway through my Master's degree program. That's not saying much, as I'm taking one class at a time - so I've already been at this for three school years...three to go. But, I'm not in a rush. I am exhausted this semester already, though, and I have to admit part…Read more Halfway…
I started this blog two years ago. I did not do a good job of keeping it updated in 2018, particularly the latter half of the year. I was challenged by too many other things; mostly the medical issues that I had going on that have been my own private trial. Anyone who ever tries…Read more New Beginnings
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
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….
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