Thursday, January 30, 2020


A number of states are proposing bills that will greatly affect the transgender community. The South Dakota legislature overwhelmingly approved a bill that criminalizes medical procedures that address gender dysphoria in children under 16. If passed through the Senate and signed by the governor, trans youth will be severely affected. Some states will assess fines and jail time if doctors and medical personnel help trans people.

This is a sad commentary of what our fearless leaders are doing to our community. They are doing this in the trans community because we are less in numbers. Don't think that they don't go after gays and lesbians. It's on their agenda. Time for us to step up 

Saturday, January 25, 2020


One hope I have for 2020 is for differing groups to begin talking and listening to each other. Nothing will be solved if people are hollering and screaming at each other. Tribalism just creates more tension and angst. There are numerous problems that need to be resolved. It is time for people to act like adults find solutions.

Friday, January 24, 2020


Patience is not simply the ability to wait-it's how we behave while we're waiting. 

~Joyce Meyer

Wednesday, January 22, 2020


Many states are proposing bills that would limit trans people's access to medical care, counseling, and public accommodations. In one case some treating a trans person is subject to a felony. It's time for activists and people of good will to see that these bills don't get passed.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Saturday, January 11, 2020


Congratulations to the North Dakota State University Bisons on winning their 8th FCS championship.

Friday, January 10, 2020


You must do the things you think you cannot do.

~Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady (1884-1962)

Wednesday, January 08, 2020


Each year I list some goals I will attain. Last year I wrote much poetry (between 150 and 200 poems). This year one goal is to write a full-length play. I have written small plays in the past. I have a few ideas as to what I will write. Still thinking of a few other goals.

Monday, January 06, 2020


The new year was just two days old when the news of a transgender person in Oklahoma was murdered. The attacks on trans people have been ramped up in recent months. The media, in my mind, is complicit in fomenting some of the anti-LGBTQ bigotry. Trans people are being made to become invisible because of policies that wish to deny our existence.

It is time that we stand in solidarity for the right to be who we are. No one can tell us how to live our lives. I will not go into a closet because someone feels uncomfortable being around me. That's not my problem. many have sacrificed much to have what we have now and I'm not going to relinquish because of some bigoted politician, preacher, or anyone else.

Saturday, January 04, 2020


The troubles in Iran, the brush fires in Australia, and the craziness in our streets, and anti-semitism signals more trouble times ahead. The so-called leaders are either powerless, lack a spine, or just out for themselves. The bible talked about these troubled times and it"s happening right before our eyes.

As a Christian I must 🙏 pray. It is time to do what is right. I don't know what will happen in the future but it is important not to be fearful. I am concerned but not fearful. Christian everywhere need to pray for our world. People, do whatever you can to resolve the concerns we may have.

Friday, January 03, 2020


New Year's Day. A fresh start. a new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. only dreams give birth to change.

~Sarah Ban Breathnach