Pardon the pun. It is a painful one, I know. Not in the way of a bad joke being a groaner. But in the way that it picks at a wound too fresh to have even scabbed over.
I was greeted this morning by harrowing news from Orlando, FL. An (at the time) unnamed individual with an AR-15 and a handgun had opened fire inside a crowded bar, killing 50 and injuring another 53 (as of writing this). I was sickened. I’m still sick at heart. Continue reading
Even if you aren’t a fan of reality shows, it’s nearly impossible to miss that Caitlyn Jenner has been a hot topic of conversation. I’m old enough to remember her as the male presenting decathlete on the Wheaties box in the early 1980s. The fact that she can now live as her true gender and receive a generally positive reecption says so much for how far our culture has come. Conversations with and about MOGAI people, Caitlyn on the cover of Vanity Fair, Laverne Cox on Time, Transparent winning the Golden Globe at the start of the year, we have come a long way since the Stonewall riots.