Wednesday, October 30, 2019


I have had people tell me that I'm a leader. I have never seen myself as one. There are those times when I believe leadership is overrated. I'm not saying that we shouldn't have leaders-there should be leaders. The mistake, I believe, is when people believe that a leader should do everything, cater to every whim of ther constituency. 

A leader is someone who desires the best for the people he/she represents. I'm about solutions and want to be part of it. Unfortunately, I see a woeful lack of 'leaders' with solutions. If a leader (and the people around them} don't have any then what's the point of being that position. One doesn't have to be the top person to have solutions to whatever need there is.


I won't be distracted by the circus going in Washington. I'll let this all play out.

Saturday, October 26, 2019


I don't know who I will be voting for in 2020 but I am going the independent route. In the last election, I voted for Jill Stein of the Green Party. Both Hillary Clinton and Trump, in my view, were horrible choices. During both debates, I saw the worst group of candidates that I can remember. 

Both the Republican and Democratic parties don't have the answers to the pressing needs of Americans. The Democratic candidates is an embarrassment and a joke. They bicker like children over everything. No solutions or a plan on how to help us the voting public. 

I was criticized by a few when I told them I voted third party. A few said it was a vote for Mr. Trump. How so? My vote didn't go to his coffers. Clinton won the popular vote so my not voting for her wasn't a factor at all. I'll never vote for someone I do not believe is best for the country. Whoever wins the Democratic nomination next year, I won't be voting for them. 

Friday, October 25, 2019


When you find your definitions in God, you find the very purpose for which you were created. Put your hand in God's hand, know His absolutes, demonstrate His love, present His truth and the message of redemption and transformation will take hold.

~Ravi Zacharias

Wednesday, October 23, 2019


With all the civil unrest happening around the world one wouldn't know it by the way mainstream media is reporting (or not reporting) it. The protests in Hong Kong have gone on for months. Who knows about the protests in Chile, France, England, and Amsterdam? I haven't heard much in the mainstream media about it. All we hear about is the circus that's going on in Washington D.C.   

Saturday, October 19, 2019


I try to be a positive influence in a world of negativity about transgender folks. I believe that one kind word does wonders to lift another person's spirits. While there are those who wish to make me invisible, I refuse to be. I go about life with anticipation and joy. 

It's wonderful when my friends succeed. Encouragement is greatly needed in the trans community. Offering it gives me much joy. When others share their stories, I am amazed by the honesty and clarity they express. It encourages me because many of them have had it much tougher than I have. They have been a positive influence on me in that they are victors. I am proud to consider them my friends and family.

Friday, October 18, 2019


You just have to find your activism and don't let anyone tell you what that should look like. If you're doing the work, and you're getting someone to think, your on the right path.

~Angie Thomas, Author

Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Round Four of the Democratic presidential debates tonight. We'll see who shines and who bombs.

Monday, October 14, 2019


Following the Supreme Court hearings on the LGBTQ+ discrimination cases,  this may be a long ordeal. I hope not. It's sad that it comes to this. 

Saturday, October 12, 2019


This past Thursday I was part of a panel of five people sharing their experiences of coming out as queer. I shared about my coming out as transgender in middle age and coming out in my place of worship.  I also responded to a question of reconciling my faith with my queerness. Five of us of different gender expressions and sexualities shared our coming out experiences. A good crowd came out to support us.   

Friday, October 11, 2019


Leadership is about vision and responsibility, not power.

~Seth Berkley



Friday, October 04, 2019


Hope is the magic carpet that transports us from the present moment into the realm of infinite possibilities.

~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Thursday, October 03, 2019


I will be on a panel on Coming Out Day Storytelling and Queer Witness at Fort Washington Collegiate Church on Thursday, October 10th at 7PM.