Journal (Oldest First)

Oh, Sweet Rebellion

I’m done. D-U-N, done. I’ve lived too much of my life in the shadows. Hiding. Scared. Afraid, even to be myself. And I know what you’re thinking. Don’t we all do that? The short answer is, OMFG, yes. The longer...

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Set Up

Yesterday my AC was out. A tech showed up at the house late in the afternoon. He was a nice enough guy, only too happy to get things back up and running in a jiffy. (Thank God. It was hot.)...

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Expect Good Things

I’m looking for a job. I hate looking for jobs. Partly it’s the fact that is a chore. I mean, you’d think there would be some kind of consistency from application to application, but nope. I find myself typing out...

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Super Powers

I was in a crazy good mood today. Downright chipper. There was a time when I would have analyzed that to death. You know, what clicked today that doesn’t click on other days?! I’m so over that shit. Instead, I’d...

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The Roller Coaster

When I was a kid I was fascinated by roller coasters. Fascinated but terrified. I remember my first. I was around 10. I stood in line, visibly nervous. There was a girl in line in front of me. A teenager,...

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Attack the Hill

I ran cross country in high school. My reasons were unconventional. I had to play a sport. School policy. I had to work a part-time job. Monetary necessity. The only fall coach who was cool with me missing practice twice...

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The Hill Hits Back

A couple of days ago I wrote about my high school cross country coach’s advice on running hills. It was a basic metaphor. Given how many life lessons there are from running, maybe even one you’ve heard before. In a...

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The Roller Coaster (Part 2)

I’ve been thinking more about the idea of the roller coaster. The downhill part of the ride, anyway. That’s the good part. When you crest the hill and gravity does its thing, whipping the cars over the top and into...

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One Another

“We expect the world to ignore us. We cannot ignore one another.” That’s a line from an email I just sent. I’ll explain. A few months ago, I met a trans woman who is several steps ahead of my in...

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