I was watching “The Blues Brothers” and a show on Westminster Abbey, where English royalty is crowned. The connection between the moment, hidden from viewers, where the incoming monarch is anointed with oil from the holy land, and the moment where Elwood is touched by a beam of light through a stained glass window, struck … Continue reading Callings


Transpeople, the ones who emerge anyway, mostly live a disagreeable life. This doesn’t mean that we are not pleasant or don’t have a pleasant life.   Instead, it means on the Agreeableness scale of the Five Factor Model we fall towards the disagreeable end.   Instead of going along with the crowd, we are willing and able … Continue reading Disagreeable


I got it again this morning at the supermarket. I mean, I’m used to it. I’ve been getting all my life, no matter how much I try to avoid it. It’s the look. The YSW look. The “You’re So Weird” look. Today it was when I stood waiting for someone to move the shopping cart … Continue reading YSW