Maneuvering That Interview

Recently a younger trans brother of mine came to me to dump some pre-interview nerves. He and his wife moved up to the Puget Sound area a few months ago. They had a great opportunity that really benefits them and she finally gets to be closer to her family after many years here in Oregon,Continue reading “Maneuvering That Interview”

Making Change Make Sense

Well good morning and Happy New Year! It’s a fine, foggy winter day here in Salem and a brand new year to jump into! Which brings me to something that I’ve noticed more and more as of late. There seems to be a growing attitude that eschews the practice of New Year’s resolutions. To beContinue reading “Making Change Make Sense”

‘Tis the Season

A few nights ago, I was out taking Jack for his nightly business. I looked across the street and saw that the giant inflatable Santa in my neighbors’ lawn had totally deflated. It laid there, in a rumpled heap on the frosting grass, flat and kind of hopeless. The next evening, my neighbors had reinflatedContinue reading “‘Tis the Season”

The Trade for Team USA

On December 7th, 2022, WNBA basketball player, Brittney Griner, was finally released from a Russian prison. She was released in a one-to-one trade for Russian arms dealer, Viktor Bout. Immediately, here in the United States, we saw an avalanche of rhetoric spouted on all news and social media outlets regarding the fact that the BidenContinue reading “The Trade for Team USA”

The Fine Art of Forgiveness

My daily affirmation popped up and it was all about forgiveness. I honestly had to think on this for a bit. In fact, I still am, even three weeks after this affirmation crossed my screen. This is, in fact, a much bigger thing than it would appear on the surface. I’m going to take aContinue reading “The Fine Art of Forgiveness”

There and Now?

Today’s affirmation: Reality exists in the present. Before we get started, let’s do a quick definition: Reality: (re·​al·​i·​ty | \ rē-ˈa-lə-tē) the true situation that exists : the real situation – Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Now that we’re calibrated, on the surface, this makes total sense. Think on this closely… The Dharma Of It All I need to be very clear,Continue reading “There and Now?”

Pinocchio Joe

So…time for a little background info… I don’t often talk about any “oppression” or “bullying” that’s happened in my life. I’m fairly adaptable, my skin has grown thick over the years, and, quite frankly, I recognize the privilege I have in comparison to a lot of other people who are like me. I try toContinue reading “Pinocchio Joe”

Humerus, Humorous, Humor Us

Irony is one of my favorite literary devices. When used properly, it keeps the reader in suspense, provides a source for absurd humor, and serves as a tool for thought. I’ve noticed, over my many years of being in queer circles, that my type tend to be subjected to ironic situations regularly in our lives.Continue reading “Humerus, Humorous, Humor Us”