Archive for November 2013

Taking care of the tatas - my first mammogram

According to, there are 262 names for breasts – tatas, headlights, boobs, jugs, melons or in my case mini melons, kazongas, and hooters just to name a very few.   From enormous to the itty-bitty, they are a source of pride for some women and displeasure for others. But whether you barely fill an A-cup... Read more »

Struggling with obedience and listening to the Holy Spirit

How often to we really listen to that voice inside that is telling us to do something?  If we want to do it, then there is no problem.  But how often do we listen to that voice when we REALLY don’t want to do that something that little voice is telling us to do? In... Read more »

Facing prejudice with strength and courage - the ultimate challenge

You may have noticed that we are seeing more and more mentions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (lgbt) in the headlines lately.  The Employment Non-Discrimination Act passing in the U.S. Senate, marriage equality passing in Illinois and Hawaii, California’s bill protecting transgender students are all issues that have made their way into... Read more »

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013
Every year at this time, the transgender community stops to remember those that we lost to violence over the last year.  Since 1999, the 20th of November is set aside for the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. As I sit here in my comfortable apartment in the Western suburbs of Chicago, I try to hold... Read more »

Being thankful for a sunset

Tonight was one of those nights that I will remember for many years to come.  It wasn’t because of some great event. No tragedy occurred. It was in the simplicity of the moment. This night will go down in the books as one of the most spectacular sunsets I have witnessed in a long time, a... Read more »

I am a Christian and I support Marriage Equality

Yesterday was a landmark day in the history of Illinois.  To say that marriage equality has had a difficult road in this state would be an understatement.  But finally we, as a state, join only 14 other states and the District of Columbia in recognizing that all couples, regardless of sexual orientation, deserve the right... Read more »