Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Calm In the Face of Conflict and Struggle

I was browsing the GLBT section of Barnes and Noble. I thumbed through some of the books which I was interested in. I realized that I've come along way just in the last year.

My post about what happened in an eating establishment doesn't deter me from living life in a positive manner. I try to remain calm in the face of conflict and struggle. I also see the challenges that we all face. With increased visibiblity have come acts of violence and hatred against us.

I don't see myself as a leader of some movement or platform but I can't sit by and not lend a hand in some manner. This is something that has come into my path and I must follow it

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Close To Home


I have frequented this establishment a few times. I usually hang out in Greenwich Village. This hits close to home for me. Won't stop me from going there.

Friday, September 21, 2012


There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. 

~Malcolm X

Thursday, September 20, 2012

More Opportunities

Tuesday evening, I shared with a young woman at bible study about my transition. Previously she saw and knew in male mode. I shared with her about my coming out in June.  She was pleased with my response. 

Later, another woman told me that she would like me to meet someone she knows that is transgender. I look forward to meeting her. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Very Hectic

The past couple of weeks have really been hectic. First my sister was in the hospital for surgery. She's doing okay in her rehabilitation. My brother and I put her belongings in storage. She's going to move into a smaller and less expensive place.  My wife spent a few days in the hospital after complaining of dizziness and blurred vision. She's better now and is at home. She uses a cane now because her arthritis in her right knee. We looking to get therapy. Things are calming down and getting back to normal.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

More Surprises

On Sunday at church, a young couple discovered that I am transgender. They sat in the same pew as my wife and me. We know the couple. After service she shared with them that the woman standing next to her was her husband. They were quite shocked  to say the least. Every week at least one person discovers that I'm transgender. It's my way of educating the public.

Later in the evening, my wife and I were having coffee  at a local restaurant. While she was getting our coffee, a woman at the next table was staring at me. I was busy reading my email but sensed that her eyes were searching me trying to figure me out. Later, my wife stated such. It's happened to me before but I pay no attention to them.

It was quite a day from two different perspectives.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.

Aldous Huxley

Quite a Week

The past week has really been dramatic. The three day weekend was very nice and relaxing. I have been to a couple activities at the SAGE center here. I met some wonderful people and look forward to being more involved. 

I have had some family drama also. My sister is recuperating from surgery. My nephew has moved on after splitting from his ex. Can't say my life has been boring.