Tuesday, February 28, 2012

No Winter Here

We really haven't had a winter here. There's only been one snowstorm (about 5 inches) and that's it. Much of the time it has been in the high 40's and low to mid 50's. I'm not complaining. I love it.

I tied what I'm experiencing as a winterless season with my transgender journey. On the calendar it's still winter but the outside forces which I normally associate with winter aren't there. I may consciously or unconsciously associate my journey to some feeling or a look or a behavior. I'm reminded that each person's journey is different. While I may not see or feel the changes, they are occuring nevertheless. I'm enjoying the ride because I'm cherishing the moment that I'm in.

Just like the weather I have no control over what comes my way. I do have control on how I respond to the changes. Comparing one experience to another is easy to do but does it really speak about how we actually perceive ourselves?

We are all unique and travel our own paths. We may not always comprehend the events in our lives but they are happening for our betterment. I mentioned earlier that I do love the unusually warm winter. I'm embracing each moment as something special.

Friday, February 24, 2012


Happiness is not matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony

~Thomas Merton (1915-1968)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Shared With Pastor That I'm Transgender

Last night after bible study I shared with the pastor that I am transgender. He was so happy for me sharing this with him. The church I attend is affirming. There are gay and lesbian couples that attend regualrly. As far as I know I'm the only transgender person there. I felt joy and relief at the same time.

Friday, February 17, 2012



Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Life has been very busy for me the past two or three weeks. I have been keeping up (trying) with advancements of transgender people. With the failed measures in South Dakota and Minnesota, it demonstrates that there's more work to be done. In the coming weeks I will present article resources and comments on topics about and which affect the transgender community. I will continue to share about my ongoing journey.

My wife and I joined an affirming church this past Sunday. It's an affirming and open church for ALL. As far as I know I'm the only transgender person. Soon I will meet with the pastor and share my concerns and and that I'm transgender.

Friday, February 10, 2012


How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

~George Washington Carver, African American Scientist (1864-1943)

Saturday, February 04, 2012


He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.


Thursday, February 02, 2012

Avid Reader

I am an avid reader of many subjects and topics. Everything from geography to history to poetry to biography piques my interest. It's good to read because it keeps the brain sharp.

One of my favorite topics is stories about trans people. I read a lot of them because I want to keep up with the progress we are making, albeit slowly. I also have read some horror stories about the treatment of transgender people. It keeps things in proper perspective. It also pushes me to keep working towards trans equality.