Category Archives: Personal

What Would You Say to Your Younger Self?

Just about everyone grows up with pressure to look, think, communicate and act in certain ways. The expectations may have been your parents’ wishes, the culture of your extended family, based on religious beliefs or a national/ethnic identity, based on

What Would You Say to Your Younger Self?

Just about everyone grows up with pressure to look, think, communicate and act in certain ways. The expectations may have been your parents’ wishes, the culture of your extended family, based on religious beliefs or a national/ethnic identity, based on

In and Out of April

Out on the town, snow, and a new Canadian… In April I had a nice mix of entertainment, going out more than usual. I’ve blogged before about events for the Child Soldier Initiative, a local charity promoting awareness of the

In and Out of April

Out on the town, snow, and a new Canadian… In April I had a nice mix of entertainment, going out more than usual. I’ve blogged before about events for the Child Soldier Initiative, a local charity promoting awareness of the

First Questions

If someone new shows up in your life and they’re planning to stick around – whether it’s at work, school, a friend’s home or a gathering of any kind – what do you ask or say to get to know

First Questions

If someone new shows up in your life and they’re planning to stick around – whether it’s at work, school, a friend’s home or a gathering of any kind – what do you ask or say to get to know

In and Out of March

… A Teen Ritual, A Retro Pastime and Cheap Local Eats … So, I had an odd number of ear piercings; no big deal. I had the requisite single pair of ear piercings when I was 13, then added a

In and Out of March

… A Teen Ritual, A Retro Pastime and Cheap Local Eats … So, I had an odd number of ear piercings; no big deal. I had the requisite single pair of ear piercings when I was 13, then added a

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 February

Returning, Running (from zombies?) and Another Job Change… The second half of January, I was in Toronto spending time with Link. I was confident they were doing very well when I left. Link has since returned to work on schedule,

In and Out of February

Returning, Running (from zombies?) and Another Job Change… The second half of January, I was in Toronto spending time with Link. I was confident they were doing very well when I left. Link has since returned to work on schedule,