Penny posted a great photo of Marlene Dietrich in suit-and-tie on the boards, & I just decided she was too fantastic not to put one up here. Did she rock or what?!

We’re Back

Betty and I are back from our various travels – all of which were wonderful – and now figuring out life with three cats. And catching up on email. I’ll post more about our recent travels as soon as I’m… Continue Reading

Not a Record

(Oh, some of you are old enough to know what a record is, right?) Happy Friday. We’re in Denver, and will be back lickety-split.

Dark Odyssey #3

What amazes me the most is that I could write another 10 pages and still never touch the sense of what DO is actually like. We definitely encourage other couples, genderqueers, trannies, and BDSM folks to come on down! Continue Reading

Five Questions With… Brianna Austin

Brianna Austin is a freelance writer for magazines such as, Lady Like, Girl Talk, Girls Club Reporter, TG Crossroads, Jazz Review, and Music Press. She is about to co-launch a new website with Gina Lance called We first… Continue Reading

Lazy Friday

While we’re at Dark Odyssey, we left the boys to keep you company. I think there’s enough room in the bath for three.

Five Questions With… Mona Rae Mason

The Transgender Project is a longitudinal study of the male to female Transgender community of the greater NY metro area. The goal of The Transgender Project is, quite simply, to learn! Continue Reading

Interesting Survey

Here are the results of a survey that rates a state by its “pro choice” and “pro life” percentages (and which presidential candidate they voted for in the last election.) Check out the weighted and unweighted averages at the end,… Continue Reading

Off to Dark Odyssey

Betty and I are going on two brief vacations in upcoming weeks: to Dark Odyssey, starting tomorrow (9/13) until next Monday (9/19). then, to a family reunion on Betty’s side, the long weekend (Thursday – Monday) after that. If I… Continue Reading


I started to write something this morning about the reading of names that took five hours today, and about trauma, and the Towers, and what that day was like in this small apartment that day. But words weren’t working, and… Continue Reading


GE is using the protest song “Sixteen Tons” for an ad about coal energy. I don’t think I’ve ever seen something so disrespectful in my life. “Sixteen Tons” was made famous by Tennessee Ernie Ford, but it was written by… Continue Reading

Fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina Victims at CDI

The local CD group CDI is having a fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The organization will match all contributions up to $500, so if attendees donate $500, the hurricane victims will get $1000. I think this is a… Continue Reading

Cat, with Mess

We’ve been doing some re-organizing of our apt, which might explain the mess in the background. Endymion, in the foreground, never explains himself.

Anti-Gay Governator

The Governator has promised to veto a Gay Marriage bill in CA.


These eleven congressmen, Republican conservatives all, just voted against the $51 billion package (H. R. 3673) for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. If you live in any of these states, you might want to write and ask them why. Rep.… Continue Reading

Five Questions With… Mariette Pathy Allen

Mariette Pathy Allen is the award-winning photographer and author of the books Transformations: Crossdressers and Those Who Love Them and The Gender Frontier. She has been photographing the trans community for 25 years now, and is unofficially referred to as… Continue Reading


I just got the good news that I’ll be speaking at the New York State Museum in Albany on Saturday, November 12th, at 7PM. More details to follow, and thanks to Rhea for all her hard work.

It’s Not from the Onion

Here’s the title of a Press Release up on FEMA’s website: First Responders Urged Not To Respond To Hurricane Impact Areas Unless Dispatched By State, Local Authorities I wish I was kidding.

Nero’s Rome

Nero fiddled while Rome burned; Bush thrummed while New Orleans drowned. What’s important to note is that Nero – after he was finished singing – blamed the Christians and started the first persecution of Christians. Who’s Bush going to blame… Continue Reading

Not Working

As someone who already had PTSD when 9/11 happened, I’ve been very attuned to the fear-mongering that’s been going on in his country for the past four years. I’ve been aware of it because it works on me – works… Continue Reading