Archive for November 2012

United Nations vote to protect Gay and Transgender Individuals

United Nations vote to protect Gay and Transgender Individuals
The United Nations finally is getting it right.  In the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, a draft resolution has been passed, by a clear majority that will bring protection of life regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Human rights has long been a hot bed of discussion and dissension for the United... Read more »

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance
Since 1999, November 20th is set aside as Transgender Day of Remembrance.  It is a day where we stop and remember the transgender individuals from around the world that lost their lives to violence.  The first TDOR was held in San Francisco to remember the life of Rita Hester who was murdered on November 28th... Read more »

The Twinkie Tradition

The Twinkie Tradition
Ever have one of those moments where you have a sudden realization that you have failed in some small way as a parent?  Well about five years ago, as I sat on my front step watching the kids play in the front yard, I had one of these moments.  I was talking with my spouse... Read more »

Addicted to the Internet and loving every minute of it.

I’m not a reader.  Never have been.  Sitting back and enjoying a good book really is not something I enjoy and to be honest, it was like pulling teeth when I was a kid.  I rely on my desktop computer for the majority of my entertainment, communication and information.  So when I loose my connection,... Read more »

Today's Obituary - Chivalry is Dead

Today's Obituary -  Chivalry is Dead
Late Friday night in downtown Aurora, just a block away from the casino. Single woman alone with a broken down car in a dark parking lot. It all sounds like the beginning of a CSI plot.   Well it happened to me this week.  This was the first really time as a woman, I had... Read more »
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