Dear Trump Voters;

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I have finally figured out what to say. It has been a rough several months since you voted a man I cannot help but hate, and even worse since his inauguration. We have seen divisiveness in this country since it was a country, but really nothing like this. I have struggled to figure out the word. What must I say to help you understand. Then I realized it is I who must understand. I have not tried to comprehend you, until now. After long contemplation, I finally have the right words: Continue reading

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And Sometimes… It Doesn’t

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“It gets better.” This is what we are told. We are told this by a campaign by Dan Savage to help bullied kids, in particular bullied queer kids. For a while, for a long while, it was kind of true. Yes, in the just over a decade since I came out as trans I have had my fair share of unpleasant encounters with bigots or the system in general, I have also encountered so many people, loved ones and strangers alike, that gave me hope for my future. I remember what things were like when I was a kid, the dark days of the eighties, and got to see all that “it gets better” unfold before my eyes. Continue reading

Funny Thought on 2-21-17

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Funny Thought for the day:

I will get there. I will transition. The estradiol and spiro will shape my biochemistry, and a surgeon will shape my flesh. I will be the me I always knew I could be. Then the robot overlords will come and force us all to upload our consciousness into their mainframe. With my luck.

What You Get as a Supporter

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I have several projects in the works. Two of them I have mentioned earlier, but will get a description again in this post, and three others are new  Only my Patreon patrons will be getting updates on any of these projects. So tell all your friends if they want a first look at some fun poetry, epic fantasy, and snarky humor.

Two Million Year Echo: A book of poetry featuring neopaleo poetry. Neopaleo poetics involves describing the life of ancient man, or pre homo sapiens, lives using only terms they would have a concept of. For instance knife might be in, because they had rudimentary knives, but sword is right out.

Curving Spaces: This will be poetry combining my love of astronomy, and to a lesser degree math, with the trans experience. There are comparisons aplenty with all the transformation that goes on out there, and I look forward to having fun with this.

Emma’s Tale: Not the actual title. This I mentioned before too. This will be a fantasy story set in a late age of exploration style background and featuring Emma, a trans woman who ran away from home and is living in an independent city, cleaning and cooking in a brothel.

Nanna’s Tale: Not officially the title, but I like the idea of keeping it. This fantasy novel is inspired by, of all things an internet meme. It stars Nanna, a woman in an assisted living community, who gets swept up in a cosmic adventure along with her cat, and her caregiver.

The Liberal Bourgeoisie Phrasebook: This one may rub some folks the wrong way, but it is all in good fun. Moderate liberals say some funny things, even if they do not mean to. This book translates those comments for the more radical reader.

There they are. Updates on these, and any new projects I start, will only be available to patrons, so come on and enjoy the madness.

New Poem? But They Are

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Most of you don’t see my personal Facebook page. If you did you would get to enjoy, if that is the word you would use, far too many posts about my new, and still tiny, breasts. They are an adjustment in more way than one. In any case, I was walking back from breakfast the other day, and adjusting my coat irritated lefty, and suddenly this little rhyme, to the tune of Oh Tannenbaum, jumped into my head.

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Bisexuality, Transness, and People Being Weird

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Regardless of the growing concern, or maybe paranoia, over “fake news” there can be no denying that the world wide web has provided us with an abundance of information and an often impressive ability to share ideas that most would never be exposed to without it. Take for instance the proliferation of the term “biphobia.” Before the advent of social media, only the most active of queer activists would be aware of the phenomena, and not all of them knew the term. Now the entire lGb…t community is aware of both and more than a few cis-het folks as well. People are at least hearing that bisexual and pansexual, something else that is new to cis-het folks, people face different challenges from outside queer peers and within. That is a huge improvement, but I see some ideas clinging like mold on bread that should have been discarded long ago and have experienced new challenges. Continue reading

An Oft Ignored Reason Folks Want Trans Men and Women Out of Gendered Spaces

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So, apparently this is still an issue. Despite no record of any trans woman, or man, ever molesting someone in a gendered space, the fear mongers still do their best to keep us out. They are helped out by proxies posing as thoughtful observers. These folks try to tell us that cis girls are brought up to be modest, and that undressing in front of “boys,” yes some of them deliberately misgender young trans women, is not a matter of fear, but of their sense of decency. The fact that they are asking another young woman to undress in front of boys is apparently lost on them. I find myself wondering what is it they are really afraid of, and then it dawned on me. Continue reading