Category Archives: Personal

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,

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.

Accounting for: December

Happy 2018! We’ve arrived. Not as exciting as a new decade, but I’m hoping we’re a year closer to a post-Trump political landscape. Although I say I don’t do Christmas real big, it does tend to take over December. For

Accounting for: December

Happy 2018! We’ve arrived. Not as exciting as a new decade, but I’m hoping we’re a year closer to a post-Trump political landscape. Although I say I don’t do Christmas real big, it does tend to take over December. For

Accounting for: October

October is old news now. Since I ended the month away from home, this is my first chance to reflect and to catch up with all of you. Thanks to everyone who checked my homepage, or your feeds, for my

Accounting for: October

October is old news now. Since I ended the month away from home, this is my first chance to reflect and to catch up with all of you. Thanks to everyone who checked my homepage, or your feeds, for my

Accounting for: September

I had some back-to-school energy in the early part of the month and channelled it into decluttering and yard work. My junk drawers were cleared out – as of today, they have not been re-junked. The laundry room shelving, used

Accounting for: September

I had some back-to-school energy in the early part of the month and channelled it into decluttering and yard work. My junk drawers were cleared out – as of today, they have not been re-junked. The laundry room shelving, used

Accounting for: August

I don’t have much to “account for” this month: besides our UK vacation, I didn’t do anything! So I will just chatter. At the beginning of the month, our city had its annual civic parade. The captain of the Pittsburgh

Accounting for: August

I don’t have much to “account for” this month: besides our UK vacation, I didn’t do anything! So I will just chatter. At the beginning of the month, our city had its annual civic parade. The captain of the Pittsburgh