Scary Out

Halloween is the high holiday for crossdressers.  It isn’t a good day for all other transpeople, though. Back in the 1990s, I gave a blurb for the local trans groups Halloween party to the gay & lesbian council’s newsletter. “I fixed your piece,” the president told me.   “You said the event was a kickoff to … Continue reading Scary Out

Goulash

The internet access was terminated, leaving me even more off the grid. It felt like just another freeing loss.   I may have spent a lot of time coming for inputs and offering my voice, but those two pieces were profoundly disconnected.   My voice was offering diminishing returns and the crap I found was just more … Continue reading Goulash

Woman Shop

Yes.  It’s a curated compilation of all the brands ever mentioned by Miranda, Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and their friends. On one level this clip makes me very happy, because I see characters I enjoy enjoying the lush symbology of the market economy.   They know that the choices they make define them, know that in … Continue reading Woman Shop

Freethinking

I ended up choosing from two meetups yesterday afternoon.  The Pagans were celebrating the March full moon at one Unitarian Church, while at the other, the Freethinkers were gathering to hear a presentation on a rational God. The local Freethinking Community has two goals.  One is to promote freethinking, the ability engage deep questions rather … Continue reading Freethinking

SimuFlow

People love flow. It feels so good when we are carried along, with a purpose a focus. Andy Rooney still misses WWII; the shared goals made everyone feel closer. But flow has mostly given way to fragmentation and multitasking, to separation and serving the machine. Marketers and TV producers — basically the same thing — … Continue reading SimuFlow