Friday, July 03, 2020


In solitude, we become aware that we were together before we came together and that life is not a creation of our will but rather an obedient response to the reality of our being united.

~Henri Nouwen, Clergyman (1932-1996)

Monday, June 29, 2020


    Today I thought about the Queer Liberation March yesterday. It is the alternative March seeking to bring back the radical and political of the early marches compared to the bigger corporatized march.

The march was peaceful until two marchers were arrested near Washington Square Park for writing graffiti. Some people tried to prevent the arrests when the police became aggressive. They also had their badge number covered with tape. The Queer Liberation Front does not the police there at all. A friend of mine was hurt.

The police are militarized even against peaceful protestors. Our sorry mayor is trying to save his career and sides with the cops. I always found him to be ambiguous in his decisions.

I don't know what the future holds but transgender and non-conforming people are the targets. There have been a number of trans deaths around the country.  Last year a transwoman died in Rikers Island from a seizure. People are seeking answers about this and I want to be involved in this.

Right now my emotions are amped. I'm keeping things in perspective. I'm not going to shrink now when my trans sisters and brothers are being attacked from all sides.

Sunday, June 28, 2020





Saturday, June 27, 2020


We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

~Joseph Campbell

Wednesday, June 24, 2020


The knocking down of statues is stupid and wrongheaded. What does it prove? Does it solve any problems? These statues and other monuments can be a teaching moment. Most of the statues I see I don't know who most of them are. If I'm interested I will research the person. 

It's come to a point of these zealots are telling you what to believe, how to think, and what to say. I do NOT subscribe to this! My parents taught me and my siblings to think for ourselves.  People are entitled to their own thoughts and opinions. It's called free speech. I'm appalled that conservatives' voices are being censored. I like to hear different viewpoints and maybe come to a resolution of an issue. This is what learning is. 

Every person that has a statue has flaws as well as strengths. Theodore Roosevelt was independent, created the conservation laws we have today protecting our lands. He was also an imperialist and militarist. Winston Churchill is looked upon as a hero and statesman. He was also an unapologetic racist. Gandhi was a great leader but was abusive with his own family. Yes, Georg Washington was a slaveholder but he was also one of the founding fathers of America. Yes, they all had faults. One can learn from them and not go in the same direction.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020


Phase two of the coronavirus recovery went into effect yesterday. Establishments such as salons and barbershops are open for business. Restaurants have outdoor dining and take out. I was in the East Village yesterday and there were few pedestrians and little traffic. I'll see how things go in the next week or two.  

Friday, June 19, 2020


I believe it is better, to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.

~H.L. Mencken, Writer (1880-1956)