TDOR 2018: Common Transcendence

Common Transcendence It has been said that In cultures where gender is rigidly bi-polar Rituals of gender crossing Remind us of our continuous common humanity. Individuals with hearts connected across Have been part of every culture in every time And are with us today, The challenge of continuous common humanity is the challenge of having … Continue reading TDOR 2018: Common Transcendence


The Doctor had a sex change. Now that they are in the body of actress Jodie Whittaker, Doctor Who is a woman.  Reviewers praise the performance, saying the 13th Doctor now has “malleable status,” moving from palsy to authoritative as needed, not staying in as fixed a role as a man might. “You don’t look … Continue reading Unanchored

Motive Enemy

“In cultures where gender is rigidly bi-polar, rituals of gender crossing remind us of our continuous common humanity.” — Anne Bolin, anthropologist The moment I heard Anne say that at Southern Comfort 1993, I knew it was my personal mission statement. Democracy — and community — only works when we first respect what we share. … Continue reading Motive Enemy


“Save Me!   Save Me!” I have heard that cry from many over the decades as they desperately wanted someone or something to ease their pain, assuage their loss, focus their energy, unlock their possibilities and heal their tortured soul. Like any healer, though, the best I could do is offer some comfort, clear away some … Continue reading Salvation