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Mourning

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There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. – Washington … Continue reading

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Target’s Transgender Policy; Trans-Inclusiveness in Action

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[Target's Transgender Policy may be a new thing but as far back as 2008, their trans-inclusiveness was already in action. My daughter Ashlie (aka Alice) was struggling  at the time, to present an exterior that matched her interior, and we were met … Continue reading

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Complicated Geography of Alice on Facebook

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Just a quick note to say that you can now find and follow a page for The Complicated Geography of Alice on Facebook. My intent is to share articles and information related to families like ours (trans issues, substance abuse … Continue reading

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Graffiti Jules Happy Birthday to Me

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Graffiti Jules – Rolling into San Francisco for Sunday brunch on my 47th birthday, I felt particularly welcome. Admiring the big round letters, I couldn't help but think of the notebook covers I filled with that same scribble – big loopy … Continue reading

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Ninth and G Street at Dusk

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We came into the industrial part of downtown MoTown at dusk last night. At Ninth and G Street, we noticed a haphazardly parked SUV between two buildings, its driver's door flung wide and a shadowy couple nearby. With our windows rolled … Continue reading

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