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Pushy Deadnaming

‘What was your name then?’

If you’ve changed your name, this question pops up now and again. I deflected.

‘That isn’t relevant.’

It isn’t in my trans job description to educate every person who asks me an inappropriate question about a facet of my trans-ness. 422 more words


In Praise Of 'Pointless' Movies

In 1973, when I was four years old, my dad took me to see a pair of feature films that weren’t really intended for a kid my age: … 769 more words

Emerging from a recent dark spell

I want to use these posts as a place to be honest. To be brave. And open. I think it is really hard to understand mental health issues, and especially what it can mean to live with them. 426 more words


New book coming out

I was pleasantly surprised recently to hear that the manuscript of my prose-poem collection Conversations With the Horizon has been accepted for publication by Box Turtle Press in NYC. 504 more words


Living with PTSD

Hello. I have decided to start writing about my experiences living with PTSD. I have decided to do this to help others understand what it means to live with this condition, and also to help myself to live with it. 271 more words


The 1st Of A Million Tributes

We were graced with an amazing day to climb Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain in the Adirondacks to honor Shaun’s memory on August 10, 2018. Just a handful of friends joined me to let fly some of Shaun’s ashes from the fire tower. 239 more words

Soul Food

This Modern Medieval World

Perhaps a bit of explanation is needed. And warning: I ramble.

I participate with The Society for Creative Anachronism. The SCA “is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. 783 more words