Tag: Friends

Remembering to use the buddy system as adults

I’m not a mountain climber and my fear of heights will probably keep me off any steep cliffs for a long time.  But that’s not to say I haven’t done my share of strenuous hiking in my time and in relatively remote areas.   Those times out in the wild have taught me valuable lessons when... Read more »

A friend that fits outside the box.

In my short time here at ChicagoNow, I have had the opportunity to meet some very talented writers.   This month, I have invited a few of them to guest blog for me, to write about their experiences in their words with their feelings.  I want Trans Girl at the Cross not only to be my... 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 »

Spirit Day - A Sober Reminder Why We Need to Support LGBT Youth

Spirit Day - A Sober Reminder Why We Need to Support LGBT Youth
Spirit Day is an annual day in October when millions of Americans stand up and speak out against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.  If you see someone wearing purple today – go ahead and ask them if they are doing it for Spirit Day and if... Read more »

National Coming Out Day

In the last couple years as I have come to know some really wonderful people, both in and out of the LGBT community, that I may never had the opportunity to get to know if I had stayed hidden with who I was.   One of those people is Allison Sweeney, a wonderful Christian transgender woman... Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Wheaton Central High School

Saying Goodbye to Wheaton Central High School
I recently made a pilgrimage that many have made in the last few months back to our old neighborhood to visit a long time acquaintance.  Now this isn’t a person we have known for years, but a building, a building that has stood since 1925.  It is an icon and landmark  for anyone who grew... Read more »

Being Transgender; A Family Transition

To transition or not?  This was the most difficult decision I have ever had to make.  This decision, no matter the answer, was going to not only affect me, but my entire family and everyone in my life. One of the many things I never really sat down and put much thought into was how... Read more »

God's Big Puzzle

It’s a great blessing to see God’s will at work. Being able to hear that several people were blessed by hearing how one person was carried by God through the darkness and how God has lifted that person out of a depth that was so deep that no humanly struggle would bring you out. Christians... Read more »

Friendship at the Pharmacy

When I was a kid, I thought it a bit strange that my mom was on a first name basis with the lady at the Jewel food store that worked at the check out.  Every Saturday my mom went shopping for everything that we would need for the next week. Every Saturday she would get... Read more »

Building on the past, Building for the Future

For a long time leading up to and after my transition, I wanted nothing more than to forget my past.  I wanted nothing more than to go stealth, to forget my previous  life pretending to be something I wasn’t. But, as usual, God had other plans for me. He wasn’t going to let me hide. ... Read more »