Thanksgiving Day 2020   Thanksgiving Day 2020 will be a real turkey, but I’m counting my blessings anyway while remembering years past that were filled with love.   Usually on Thanksgiving Day for the past several years, Lisa Twining has come here, or I’ve gone to her place, to share the day with her, since…

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Today I officially threw my hat in the ring to work (remotely/virtually) for the Biden-Harris administration.   I was personally invited to apply in 2007 for the Obama-Biden administration, but they required relocation to Chicago or Washington D.C., and I’m unable to do that because I have obligations here.   But in this new world…

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“The best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray…” Robert Burns   I had every intention of writing a blog post here earlier today, but then I got a new client, so I ended up spending about two hours reviewing his source materials and writing for him (earning $250 in the process), and…

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PLINK, PLANK… PLUNK!!!   I’m adding The Plank to my indoor fitness routine starting today. This “beginner’s” exercise strengthens your core muscles.   This is what planking looks like on a buff guy  (On me, it probably looks QUITE different— HA HA HA HA HA!) Boy, howdy!   After you can hold this position “comfortably”…

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Aquatic African Frogs   Am I the only person on the planet who thinks the heads of aquatic African frogs look like sloths?   Or that they aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed?   I set up an aquarium a couple months ago and introduced two aquatic African frogs into it.   The more…

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LOSERS   Now that Trump is out of the way, I have new nemeses: the blinders-wearing losers who have been following him like lemmings into the abyss by ignoring science.   Members of my own family (or maybe I should say my sister’s family, since I’m being verbally shunned by them for being transparently transgender…

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90 Days on the Front Line of the COVID Pandemic https://uwmedicine-coronavirus-90days.shorthandstories.com/?fbclid=IwAR0KfgECEmRy6oQd7sWqXfzIt8QNYTrkcwD6xG7jJypoEEmRmQONHXPud4w The above timeline article is  riveting. I had no idea that the hospital I had my chest masculinization surgery at in August was the same hospital (UW-Northwest) that was at the epicenter of the COVID-19 response. (I knew UW was at the helm but…

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Turned Off Comments — Too Much Spam!   I asked Lisa to turn off comments on this blog because spammers are flooding me with garbage and I rarely get legit comments anyway.   So, to contact me, please email me at krisATwordwhispererDOTnet or befriend me on Facebook (Kris M. Smith, Tacoma WA).   I love…

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Mark Monlux Self Portrait

COMMISSION CON   I’ve been invited to “Grand Poobah” Mark Monlux’s Commission Con ZOOM gathering this afternoon. I’m honored and feeling very nervous about it. Mark Monlux has a vendor table in Artist Alley at Seattle’s Emerald City Comic Con every year, and has for years. An award-winning comic illustrator, you’ve likely seen some of…

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Last night as I laid my head on my pillow, I realized that my brain is still experiencing PTSD: Post-Trump Stress Disorder. Then I found a solution!   I was super-tired when I fell into bed last night, so I expected to drop right off to sleep.   Instead, my brain was invaded with Post…

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