Tacoma PRIDE Festival Report

Edward, Lisa (LGBTQI allies) and I attended the Tacoma PRIDE Festival yesterday for a couple of hours until it got unbearably warm. It was a lot of fun, and I got some extra buttons, some rainbow and trans flags, and a red cape from the BECU booth that reads FREE TO BE. They were all…

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Two New Interviews about De Kelley as a Rowdy Cowboy

I just landed two new interviews about De Kelley as a rowdy cowboy. I’ll be on “Voices of the West” on July 21st at 4 pm Pacific Time and on “Yesterday USA Radio” on July 29th at 7:30 pm talking about De’s western career . Yee haw!  I hope you’ll saddle up and ride along!…

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Ripping Children from their Asylum-Seeking Parents at the Border

Ripping children from their asylum-seeking parents at the border is a national disgrace, and the outrage is international.   I’m depressed. I’m not suicidal or homicidal, because I’m not at the point where I’ve lost all hope. But THIS! THIS is bringing me very close to the abyss.   Jeff Sessions Cites The Bible In Separating…

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De-Day June 11, 1999: The Day DeForest Kelley Died

  The Day DeForest Kelley Died “Oh, God. This is it…” It’s nearing noon on June 11th, 1999. “De’s going to die. Today.” I knew it when I left that morning to have dental stitches removed and to run an errand for the Kelleys (I mailed off their tax returns, because nothing is certain except…

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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy

June 5th and 6th haunt me every year, but especially this year, the 50th anniversary of RFK’s passing. I was 17 the year Bobby died; I was eleven when his brother, the President of the United States was killed, so the Kennedy brothers are intrinsically wrapped up in my earliest lasting memories. I remember them…

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Why They’re Called DUCKS (and Chickens)

Because so many people in industrialized countries are so often removed from our agrarian roots, we’ve lost touch with why various things are called what they’re called…and with how we characterize some of our own actions… Right now I’m thinking of ducks because I bought three ducklings four days ago. Watching them swim in my…

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Sturdy Vehicle, Wrong Model

I’m a rare overcomer in the transgender community, but it has been a semi-regular battle all these years to divert my focus away from what’s missing (I’m  a man in a woman’s body) and what’s added that keeps the general public insisting that I’m a woman based on flappy front appendages that I have hated…

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Feel Like You’re Living In The Twilight Zone? Me, Too!

Politics in The Twilight Zone Mental health counselors are dealing with unprecedented numbers of clients who are seeking help as a direct result of Trump-induced distress.   https://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/factcheck-why-experts-are-split-over-trumps-mental-health https://vitals.lifehacker.com/therapists-tell-us-how-the-trump-era-has-messed-with-ou-1820224610   Uncharacteristically, scores of psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners (most of them Republicans) have been lining up to warn us about the signs and symptoms…

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Deeply Worried About Americans’ Future

Never thought I’d ever consider leaving the land of my birth, but I’m deeply concerned about Americans’ future these days. I’ve subscribed to International Living magazine to start looking for alternate places to live in Central and South America. There are so many great places south of the U.S. border that are still affordable for people…

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Spring Chores & Writing Keep me Busy

Whew!  Spring chores have been keeping me busy recently. For a 67-year old, I’m over-working myself!   I have two very physical tasks to complete in the next week or so between rain storms: I need to spread the 12 yards of gravel that were dropped in our driveway this morning, and I need to…

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