The dogs have
been fed and had their first fetch of the day. I’m hopeful I can have a quiet
moment to write, so I’m sitting at my desk with a cup of coffee; the window is
open to chirping birds, budding trees, and the crisp smell of spring.
There is a playful growl to my left and I look over to see this. Yes, Tiny
Charlie is in fact trying to eat Emma’s ear.
So much for a quiet Sunday.
It is Sunday, isn’t it?
Well, I may have been neglecting this blog a bit, but I
haven’t been sitting around eating chips and guac and watching the tele. I’ve
actually been productive and busy with finishing my book. That would be writing,
not reading my book. Although I have read it more than a few times while
editing and editing and more editing.
We are at the
end of another year and another decade. It’s that week leading up to the start
of a new year. It’s that week when many take stock of what they’d planned to
accomplish, what they actually accomplished, and what will roll over to the new
list of plans likely to never be crossed off or the boxes ticked.
attended my second Transgender Spectrum Conference in St. Louis. This year I
also agreed to participate in two ways I had not the previous year.
I spent a chunk
of the morning being interviewed by a volunteer interviewer for the Trans
Spectrum Oral History Project for the Washington University archives. It was
basically 45 minutes or so of narrative with a number of questions and conversation
with the orator/interviewer. The subject was the story about my transition from
female to male. It was a pretty laid-back exchange and the time passed quickly.
I didn’t plan on taking a break from this blog, but it appears that I did. I’ve mostly been busy writing for my online magazine/blog Trans Speak.
Check it out if you have a moment. On that site I am featuring stories written by trans persons, for trans, about trans. There is more of a slant on human interest rather than a site filled entirely of news articles. I will continue to make personal blog posts on this page and will be back with more soon.