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How to Be a Trans Ally; For The Love of Ashlie


There was a time when I was a quiet, almost timid ally of the transgender people who passed through my life. When my daughter Ashlie revealed her true gender in 2008, the level of my engagement in trans-issues changed forever. … Continue reading

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I WANT MY FUCKING LIFE BACK (And YES, it’s all in caps because I am screaming at the top of my lungs)


I want to not be invisible anymore. I want to get up and shower and have somewhere to go. I want to punch the people who talk about the recession being over. I want to not have to choose between … Continue reading

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Friday Five; The A list


[The following is a partial list of the songs my computer’s media player currently shows as Five-Star-rated. This list is, of course, subject to change and flights of fancy, but I will try not to tinker with it just to … Continue reading

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the tivo


Reality/Competition: The Amazing Race, Project Runway and Top Chef Staples in Sitcom: The Office, Modern Family, Bored to Death Divine Dramas: Boardwalk Empire, Parenthood, The Big C Fav Fluff: The Daily Show, Castle, The Soup Newsy Stuffs: Rachel Maddow, Bill … Continue reading

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the eulogy mix


When my uncle died unexpectedly a few years back, his wife and a nephew stayed up late the night before the memorial, burning a CD of some of his favorite songs to play before and after the service. In the … Continue reading

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