Austin College

Well, I made it Dallas after 22 hours on the train (highlights to come) and was brought to Sherman, TX, which is the home of Austin College. We’ll be speaking to two classes tomorrow and then to another couple on… Continue Reading

Happy Halloween!

It’s the International Holiday for Crossdressers and Slutwear, no? Have a blast, and please assign a designated driver.

Praise for She’s Not the Man I Married (#3)

“Written from the rare perspective of the spouse of a transgender person, Helen Boyd’s new book is a daring love letter for her partner, their relationship, and any couple who has dared to love outside of the traditional gender script.… Continue Reading

Trans Partners Drop-in Group

I won’t be at the Trans Partners group at the Center tomorrow, since I’m away (on the train between Chicago and Sherman, TX at the moment.) But you can go. Do.

On the Train Again

I’m in the Chicago suburbs currently, staying with friends we met at the Be-All a couple of years ago, so while I’m somewhere with a computer, I thought I should say hi and update folks. I had a great time… Continue Reading

Ichthus Orangus (et amitae)

An action shot, of Emma (heading down) with the sharks exeunting tank right. Do note the gargoyle tank furniture.

Playing Bully

The folks who brought us Grand Theft Auto are at it again, bringing kids (& one has to assume, some adults) a game called Bully – where the point is to bully or be bullied. There are those who think… Continue Reading


Sometimes Aurora comes to visit me when I’m trying to work, and doesn’t seem to notice she’s called at a bad time.

Tomorrow! Come!

The Tranny Train Tour

Today I start what I’m calling my Tranny Train Tour (even though it really isn’t so much of a tour, really). First I take the train* to Chicago, where by hook or by crook I end up in Hammond, Indiana… Continue Reading

More Fish

Alpha (or Omega?) with Miss Emma

Trans Partners Drop-in Group

I won’t be at the Trans Partners group at the Center tomorrow, since I’m away (on my way to Indiana & Purdue, actually). But you can still go – the other moderator is really very nice.

Helen Gets Cable, Pt. 3

Me watching HGTV is like an impotent man watching porn: pleasant, but ultimately a pipe dream.

In Better Days

< < Alpha and Omega, a/k/a The Cocteau Twins (we lost one of them this weekend to swim bladder disease)

Getting Ready

I’m somewhat anxiously but also excitedly getting ready to get on a train Wednesday in order to speak at a couple of colleges. Packing, getting books/work ready, all of that. & It’s a nutty process for someone who is somewhat… Continue Reading

Word-a-Day Tarot

Sometimes I forget to pull off my Word-a-Day calendar pages as the days pass, & so I’m left with a stack of them when I finally catch up. I put them in my inbox and read through them at a… Continue Reading

Support for Same Sex Marriage Bans Eroding

& It’s about damn time. Pollsters attribute the waning support for the bans to better organization and mobilization tactics on the part of lesbian and gay rights advocates, as well as a growing acceptance of homosexuality, according to USA Today.

Goodbye Alpha

Friday night Betty & I lost another of our beautiful fish; this time, it was one of our black and white sharks, half of the team we originally called The Cocteau Twins but who came to be known – because… Continue Reading

This Bitch Has a Name

An interesting essay in The Washington Post by Lonnae O’Neal Parker, about her experience as an African-American woman who once loved HipHop but doesn’t anymore – for the sake of her daughters. My daughter can’t know that hip-hop and I… Continue Reading

Proof Pages

Yesterday I received a small sample of the proof pages of the book so that I could see the layout, and I’m thrilled with how it looks. They’ve done some text formatting that is exactly what I like and that… Continue Reading