What a Wicked Web We Weave

It felt like forever. In fact, it’s only been about two years, but the pandemic has a way of casting an ethereal fog around perception. Maybe you, Dear Reader, have experienced this as well? My rational mind has been noticing how the world is slowly waking up: masks disappearing, restaurants opening, events cranking up… …howeverContinue reading “What a Wicked Web We Weave”

Codependence Day

It’s the Fourth of July, 2021. I’m sitting here, in my comfortable, small apartment, biding time before going to a commUNITY event here in Salem. This will be a slightly different Independence Day celebration. The focus will be shifted from fireworks and mock war to building community and diversity. Before I head on over toContinue reading “Codependence Day”

The Low Down on Top Surgery

One of the biggest milestones in a transman’s life is chest masculinization surgery, also known as “top surgery”. Not all trans guys need this surgery. Some are fortunate enough to be born without the extra flesh up top, but most of us aren’t that lucky. Some trans guys might elect to forego top surgery. ThisContinue reading “The Low Down on Top Surgery”


I’m going to date myself a little here, lol. Way on back, around 1989, I was a college student…first at San Bernardino Community College and then at Linn-Benton Community College, upon moving myself and my two-year-old son back up here to my hometown. I originally started my college career as a Biological Sciences major. IContinue reading “All-American”

Trans Day of Visibility, 2021

On this Trans Day of Visibility, let’s take a second to reflect on a few things. Some folks will always be visible. Some will be visible because they choose to be vocal and possibly political about their situation. Some people will be visible due to circumstances they can’t control. All of this is perfectly appropriate.Continue reading “Trans Day of Visibility, 2021”

The Transgender Athlete

It seems to be a hot-button topic right now, at least on the Book of Face. Hot on the heels of President Biden expressing his support of the transgender community both politically and legally we suddenly start seeing the big questions of “Exactly how much human dignity and respect do we really have to giveContinue reading “The Transgender Athlete”