Archive for March 2014

Transgender Day of Visibility - Bridging the gap

The Omaha Sun Times and the Huffington Post ran a story this weekend that caused me to pause.  It was titled “5 Places Trans People Exist”.  In a world that tells us that we should not exist, I was shocked and thrilled that a mainstream media outlet from the Heartland would run a story on... Read more »

Culture verses Christ

Let me introduce the second of my two guest bloggers today, someone I consider a true ally to the trans community.  Emily McEwan-Fujita is a former college professor with a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago. She grew up in Wheaton, Illinois and now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in eastern Canada and... Read more »

The church should be a place of love not fear for the LGBT community

I want to welcome guest blogger Bobbie Lang, author of her own biography, “Transgender Christian in Chains”. Bobbie now lives on a lake in the fabulous Texas Hill Country with two lazy cats and Kate, a crazy dog who thinks she’s a kangaroo .  She is fully involved as an advocate for the transgender community... Read more »

Strangers to friends through laughter and tears - the road to Listen to Your Mother continues on

Strangers to friends through laughter and tears - the road to Listen to Your Mother continues on
Sometimes we think that if you put fifteen writers together in one room, all sharing their work, egos would hang like a stench over the conversation.  But when it comes to the group I hung out with last weekend, a group of women from all walks of life, that couldn’t have been further from the... Read more »

What should our reaction be to the death of Reverend Fred Phelps

When someone who is our enemy here on earth dies, how do you react?  Do you dance on the grave? Do you change the channel in indifference?  Do you mourn the loss of a soul?  This is where I am at with the news of the death of Rev. Fred Phelps, Sr.. The announcement today... Read more »

I am part of the Revolution

Right now, a revolution is spreading across America and around the world.  It is fought on the streets and in our homes.  We see it on our television screens and see it as we scroll through the Internet.  It is a revolution of existence and visibility. I couldn’t agree more with a statement made by... Read more »

Coming to terms with being a forty-something wallflower

I have a confession to make.  I am a forty-something year old wallflower.  There I admit it. defines a wallflower as “a person who, because of shyness, unpopularity, or lack of a partner, remains at the side at a party or dance.”  That describes me to a tee. By nature, I am shy and... Read more »

Choosing a theme song for my life

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br><br> The very first song that came to mind was Reflection sung here by Christina Aguilera from the Disney movie Mulan.  I actually did a whole post on this song last year.  For way too long the words of this song described my life.  There was girl inside that only in 2010 did I let the world see.  But as much as I love this song, it really no longer applies - I've let the girl out and she aint going back in.
Music has always been an important part of my life.  Whether it was playing clarinet in the school band, singing in the choir or just lip syncing  to songs blaring on the radio, I have always had an intense relationship with music.  Music has a powerful way of allowing us to express ourselves in ways... Read more »