Monday, August 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene

We here in New York City survived Hurricane Irene. It was a lot of rain and wind where I am. My wife and I went outside yesterday afternoon and we didn't notice any physical damage. The mass transit system was shut down and many establishments were closed. We're okay.


Friday, August 26, 2011


Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.

~Alan Alda

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Being A Good Neighbor

One of my thoughts this weeks was from a bible verse; Love your neighbor as yourself. My neighbor is anyone would is around me or who I see everyday. I seems that those who opposes us LGBT people are not being very neighborly. It's one to disagree with some one on, say, politics. It's quite another to deny someone of their right to live happy and productive lives. To me, this reeks of hyposcrisy. I have been reading more about this, espcially among some politicians, organizations, and even in the clergy.

At present, I'm working on an article about this subject which I will post at a future date. I just wanted to post this much because it's a burning issue .


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Small World

Last Wednesday I read some poems at an open mic at a bookstore. After the reading I met a bisexual woman who I discovered writes for a online site that I write on. I shared with her that I was trans (I was dressed as male because my wife was with me). I read one of my poems about my transition to her and she liked it. She told me about a place where LGBT people gather for an open mic.

I just moved here to Washington Heights in late June and I'm finding some contacts already. There is an LGBT community here though not quite as open as it is downtown. Hopefully, I wll establish some relationships with other transgender people. I feel very excited.



Change your thoughts and you change your world.

~Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Standing Up

There has been an increase in attacks against LGBT people, and women of color in particular. Camila Guzman, a transgender woman, was murdered in her apartment in East Harlem, which is just a few miles from my home.

While I'm not surprised by what's happening, with the increased visibility of transgender people, justice to pass equality measures have been slow to come. I have found a place where I possible could be more involved in seeing that transgender people are cared for. You would think that, with all the injustice and violence in some respects, I would be afraid but I'm not.

All over the nation, and the world, transgender people are standing up. In my mind, this is a matter of life and death. I pray that LGBT organizations will see that what happens to transgender poeple will affect them.


Friday, August 12, 2011


Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

I have added a few new websites on my sites list. I heartily recommend.


Saturday, August 06, 2011

ENDA and GENDA Must Be Passed Now!

The passage of ENDA (and GENDA here in New York) is of utmost importance in light of attacks of transgender woman in Washington, DC. On Monday, a transgender woman was brutually murdered in East Harlem, a neighborhood just 2 miles from my home.

It's also important that these laws are ENFORCED! I was appalled when the police in DC wouldn't even write a report after five lesbian woman were harrassed and attacked. With transgender people more visible, I am not surprised by these occurences. Still we must be viligant because our foes are wrong.