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Ten More Books: 14 to 23 (and a look at 24)

I’ve been busy reading – this time Alaskan themed.

Wow—last time I mentioned the number of books that I’d read this year, I was up to 13. Since then, I’ve lost count — although it turns out to be ten more books!

Rather than present these in order read – I am going to […]

Travel Time Equals Reading Time… Books Six to Thirteen, with pithy comments.

Finishing Geek Love (book number five, from my last report) took a bit of effort. Honestly, it was a struggle toward the end – at some point I decided had to finish it because I’d read two-thirds of it; at the three-quarters mark I thought to myself that surely I could do it; and ultimately […]

2015 in #Books: First up, “Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography”

I read – a lot – but it occurred to me that I have no idea how many books I read in the course of a year. So I’m going to try and keep track of the books that I read in 2015. This omits, intentionally, magazines (The Economist, weekly), Internet stuff (too much to […]

Baby… #Berlin is Porn That Way; #glbt porn that is…

So Saturday I found myself looking at a gigantic picture of what was undeniably a man. With a pussy.

Yes, it was a naked Buck Angel, and as I’ve heard him described himself, while listening to the Savage Love podcast, he’s a man with a pussy. Never having seen him naked before (not my thing), […]

Artist Love: Kent Monkman

Over the last two days, I’ve seen two amazing paintings by Kent Monkman. One was at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the other at the Musée McCord d’Histoire Canadienne. The first really caught my eye and I spent some time exploring it’s more subtle details — before wandering on.

Details — the artist […]

Should I be annoyed or not? Readings on Matthew Shepard at the University of Wyoming

One of these is not like the others….

The University of Wyoming campus bookstore has put “The Book of Matt” next to copies of “Losing Matt Shepard,” “The Meaning of Matthew,” and “The Laramie Project.”

These last three books are all about Matthew Shepard’s murder – The first written by a University of Wyoming […]

Wouldn’t it be nice if everybody had to come out? Thoughts on Raising my Rainbow.

I just finished reading Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son, by Lori Duron. She chronicles her experiences raising her youngest son, CJ, who, despite being a boy, loves all things Barbie, pink, and fabulous.

He abhors boy things.

The book is really fantastic – in part because she does not […]

Reflecting on T: “I am J” on being Transgendered

A few weeks ago I noticed on Queerty that California schools are going to include GLBT-themed books in their curriculum.

The news bit included the cover of two of the books on the list, Totally Joe and I am J. I own Totally Joe – and while it’s been awhile since I’ve actually read it, […]

Lance Armstrong, I never was impressed with him…

Lance Armstrong’s bicycle.

Today, while doing cardio at the gym, I noticed CNN announcing that Lance Armstrong has apparently told Oprah that he did use drugs.

It would be poetic if I could say that I watched this while spinning, but I was actually on the elliptical machine; spinning was accomplished Sunday and I […]

A Satisfactory Saturday

After spending the Tag der Deutschen Einheit, a day off, getting stuff done—I’m happy to report that I’ve also spent my Saturday getting stuff done.

In addition to a bit of freelancing, Wednesday included mundane chores like changing the filter on my bathroom fan. Honestly, this is not a complicated chore, but it does require […]