more transphobia

This time out of Vacaville, CA. Thanks to Feminocracy for the heads up: A teacher’s gender reassignment surgery has caught the attention of some parents who want to know why the school district didn’t notify them ahead of time about the change. A music teacher at Foxboro Elementary School, who was formerly a woman, returned […]


While in Sacramento this summer, my brother took me to Old Ironsides, a dark little pub at 10th & S Streets where there the music is good, the crowd is eclectic, and the beer is cheap and delicious. Apparently Old I is A Place To Be when you’re a musician in Sacramento, and their open […]

Are we not formed, as notes of music are, for one another, though dissimilar?

Spending several days in a row with my brother – most often preceded, and then followed by, long droughts without him – is always a little surreal. It’s strange, after months of not seeing him or hearing his voice, to remember how much and how little I can know about another person at the same […]

recap: killing time at LAX

So I finished work at 5 p.m. PDT, and there was nothing left to do at the hotel but drink. Since I wasn’t huge on the idea of getting on a plane all sloshed up, I decided to come over to the airport early. Five hours early. I thought I could manage to people-watch for […]

take me home

Hmmm. What can I say about my West Coast vacation, now that it’s over? Y’all already have the San Francisco update. After that, I headed to the Central Coast with Ron and Danika to spend Christmas with her family. My parents and Jacob met up with us down there, and we spent four days eating, […]

hold on, another time is waiting for us someplace closer.

Yesterday I borrowed Danika‘s car and headed west to San Francisco. I spent the day with Jon, a friend from another lifetime, who showed me around the city. We started at Twin Peaks, looking out over the city, the bay, the ocean and everything surrounding. From there we hit Haight-Ashbury, where we had lunch at […]