Sunday, July 21, 2019


On my good night posts on Facebook, I generally post a picture of a quiet street or city scene at night. Sometimes it's mountains or sunsets.

I do this as it, to me, signals the end of the long week. The past week may have been good or bad. Exciting or trying. No matter how the week has gone, it is in the past. Be thankful that you made it through.

A new week beckons. Ideas. Dreams. Goals.
Each day has its own challenges but remember that God is with you. Stay focused, have a positive attitude, and work hard. Don't let the naysayers thwart you. Keep going. Be encouraged.

Friday, July 19, 2019


Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.

~Plato, Philosopher (427 BC- 347 BC)

Tuesday, July 16, 2019


We just celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion. I believe the parade was an exclamation point to the celebration.

The next phase will see some of old issues and needs. There will also be some new ones. Gender non conforming people will have an impact on the advancement of TGLBQ+ topics. Only time will tell as to how many victories there will be.

Monday, July 15, 2019


This road reminds me of the many miles journeyed throughout my life. I still have many miles to travel.

Friday, July 12, 2019


Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watch the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

~John Lubbock, British Statesman (1834-1913)

Thursday, July 11, 2019


I will be traveling to Philadelphia in a couple of weeks to attend the three day trans health conference. I attended in 2015 but for only one day. I'm really looking forward to this representing SAGE, a place where senior TGLBQ+ elders go. Can't wait.

Saturday, July 06, 2019


This weekend is far tamer than last. It's been rather quiet for a 4th of July weekend.

I' m reflecting on the World Pride Parade last Sunday and was happy to part of it.  Now the real work continues. Picking my battles as to which one interests me. Still believe trans visibility is important. I refuse to be erased. So do my friends.

Have been reading a few articles about other movements before and after Stonewall. Read one that happened in Atlanta, Georgia. Need to keep our history alive.

Friday, July 05, 2019


On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

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

Thursday, July 04, 2019

4th of July


Independence Day and World Pride coincided on the same week. When I thought about it I see some similarities in both events.

One, people were fighting for their independence. People fled Europe so they could be free to choose how they wanted to live. In 1969 trans, drag queens, and street people led the charge for the freedom to choose how they wanted to live. The Stonewall Riot was a turning point for TGLBQI people.

Much has improved however more needs to be done. We remember those men and women who wanted to make life better fior all. I agree that George Washington was the father of our nation. Marsha P. Johnson was the mother of the fight for gay liberation.

It has been a week to celebrate, to reflect on far we have come. It also cause us to pause and see what more needs to be done.