Category Archives: Gender

Trans Parent “Top” Story, Part 2 of 2

[Another lengthy post for the keenly interested] Link had their top surgery in mid-January, the snowiest and coldest part of winter. There is only one clinic in Eastern Canada that offers both components of the surgery, and the Ontario government

Trans Parent “Top” Story, Part 2 of 2

[Another lengthy post for the keenly interested] Link had their top surgery in mid-January, the snowiest and coldest part of winter. There is only one clinic in Eastern Canada that offers both components of the surgery, and the Ontario government

Trans Parent “Top” Story, Part 1 of 2

[Lengthy post for the keenly interested] For new readers, I’m the parent of a young adult (24) who identifies as genderqueer and transgender. Link was assigned female at birth. I would say they were raised culturally female (although less gender-boxed

Trans Parent “Top” Story, Part 1 of 2

[Lengthy post for the keenly interested] For new readers, I’m the parent of a young adult (24) who identifies as genderqueer and transgender. Link was assigned female at birth. I would say they were raised culturally female (although less gender-boxed

In and Out of January

…Resolutions, Money, and Someone’s Change of Gender Resolutions I have a couple of resolutions/goals this year. The small one: At our house, whoever makes dinner also loads the dishwasher and does the dishes. The other person gets the night off.

In and Out of January

…Resolutions, Money, and Someone’s Change of Gender Resolutions I have a couple of resolutions/goals this year. The small one: At our house, whoever makes dinner also loads the dishwasher and does the dishes. The other person gets the night off.

My Latest Obsession

My latest obsession is…podcasts! It’s my second attempt at getting into podcasts. About 10 years ago, I tried to find podcasts I would like, and only came up with two: Ethics Bites and Grammar Girl. Ethics Bites (2008) turned out

My Latest Obsession

My latest obsession is…podcasts! It’s my second attempt at getting into podcasts. About 10 years ago, I tried to find podcasts I would like, and only came up with two: Ethics Bites and Grammar Girl. Ethics Bites (2008) turned out

Accounting for: June

In June, our (grown-up) kid from Toronto came for a visit. Since it’s only an annual event, I took time off work and made a proper vacation of it. We made a plan to get everything done: Visit with extended

Accounting for: June

In June, our (grown-up) kid from Toronto came for a visit. Since it’s only an annual event, I took time off work and made a proper vacation of it. We made a plan to get everything done: Visit with extended

Ghosts of Hallowe’en Past

One of the roots of Hallowe’en is All Souls/All Saints, the night when spirits can pass through easily from one side to the other. I love the imagery of the Day of the Dead, with its marigolds and sugar skulls. Where

Ghosts of Hallowe’en Past

One of the roots of Hallowe’en is All Souls/All Saints, the night when spirits can pass through easily from one side to the other. I love the imagery of the Day of the Dead, with its marigolds and sugar skulls. Where

July: It’s a Wrap!

July was a good one! I was busy enough to forget all about the house painting. I ignored the closet under the stairs (the catch-all) and didn’t put anything back on the walls except my robot collection. Eventually it will

July: It’s a Wrap!

July was a good one! I was busy enough to forget all about the house painting. I ignored the closet under the stairs (the catch-all) and didn’t put anything back on the walls except my robot collection. Eventually it will