Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Summer Reading

Summer is a good time to read. What are you bringing to the beach?





Sunday, June 19, 2022

Summer Fun


Summer's here -- What fun are you looking forward to? What are your plans?

I'm traveling to visit my close friends Aimee and Emma. And attending a vintage motorcycle rally in Ohio. I hope to do more, like see my dad in Florida, and need to make plans for that.

How 'bout you?

Saturday, June 18, 2022

(Not) Fitting In


I'm normally a happy person which is my way of surviving a hostile environment. Sometimes, however, cumulative pressures mount and act to depress me. I'm in that condition now.

When I was young I realized I couldn't fit into society because of my transgender nature. That fact was explained to me over and over. In case I didn't grasp the lesson, it was forcibly imposed on me, limiting my behavior, my choices, my freedom.

Today I conclude with sadness that I don't want to fit into mainstream society. Most people there don't understand -- or care to learn about -- my reality. Why should I join them when they don't want me?

Don't be alarmed, I'm okay. Just pulling back for a bit to re-assess my place in the world.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Marriage

I saw some funny tweets on marriage:

- My husband says he loves baseball but what he really likes is to leave cupboard doors open

- When my wife puts on a dress I wear cargo pants and complain I can't find my wallet 'cause I have too many pockets

- My wife put parental controls on Netflix because I watched one of our shows without her

- My wife and I got a sitter for date night. We might get a little crazy after dinner and hit up the good Target on the other side of town

- My husband likes to grill. He never makes a side-dish. Last night he smoked a whole chicken and was just gonna have us eat chicken with nothing else

- I hung a world map on the wall, gave my wife a dart & said "throw this: wherever it lands, we're going there for vacation." Turns out we’re spending three weeks behind the fridge

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Portals

Just when you think life is mundane you discover secret portals to hidden treasure. They're there; you just need to learn how to look for them.



Friday, June 10, 2022

I [Heart] You

Hard to believe a 1972 Kodak Instamatic 30 can produce a sharp, colorful picture like this. Doesn't the image look like a heart turned on its side?



Monday, June 6, 2022

B/W

I love shooting film, especially black-and-white. It offers tools that focus visual attention on imagery that exists in real life but is overlooked by our eyes/brain.

I found this image at my local train station.