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Things Looking Up
It's been awhile. I was in a down period from May until mid July. My wife went away for a week in July. I hung around the city and sat in the park or by the river or in quiet places. I was a good time to decompress. I took time off from many activities.

What cleared away the dark cloud was when I watched a woman in a wheelchair leaving church service. I have seen many folks in wheelchairs but this woman caught my attention. As she was being helped into a waiting taxi, I thought that once upon a time she was young, vibrant, ad could go wherever and whenever she pleased. Now she needed just for routine activities like standing. That reminded that there is coming a day when I won't be able to do the things I love or even simple things. I need to stop procrastinating and do the projects that are in front of me.

Since then I've written every day and enjoy life more.

Spring Is Here Finally
The weather is better now. Told my wife that we will be going more than we did last year. Have a few places in mind too. I will going up to Albany, New York for Equality and Justice Day. You could say that I am an activist now. Will be attending workshops, a rally, meeting legislators and other advocates. Looking forward to it. There are some issues that are important to me and I've decided to become involved.

Busy with Life
It's been a while since my last post. Life has kept me active. Had a bout of illness in January and my wife was also ill. We're better now. Right now, I'm writing and reading a lot. I'm considering a post as an educator/activist leader in TGLB ministry in our church. I will educate the congregation and others about transgender basics. There are still many people who do not understand what being transgender is about. Even in the gay and lesbian communities this knowledge is lacking. We want to do this in June which coincides with pride month.

Hi There
Hi everybody. It's been a while. I was dealing with some personal issues but things are fine now. I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Most important, be thankful for all the good things in your life.

It's snowing today, with six inches on the ground. My wife and I are staying in and doing the things we enjoy. Last night we attended an open mic event at a nearby bookstore. There was song, dance, poetry, music, and spoken word. My wife and I have read here in the past. I have written over 100 poems.

As usual this time of year is for me reflection about the year past. There has been some wonderful things that has happened. I'm happy that more people are searching for the real meaning of Christmas.I don't care if I get any presents; I'm just happy to be alive and content.

Active September-Eating and Dancing
September was an active month for me. I attended the wedding of two gay friends. A reception was held at their home. I never danced so much in m life and paid for it the next day. The following week I attended a retirement dinner for the senior past of my church. We dined at a lovely Italian restaurant in the Bronx. It was a joyous time. Many thanked the pastor for his years of service. I appreciated him for making my wife and I feel welcome when we arrived two years ago.

Summer's End; Fall's Beginning
Summer is over unofficiallly. Yesterday was a rainy end to a summer that breezed by. I enjoyed this summer being out quite a bit.

Fall happens to be my favorite season. It will be an active fal for me. This month I will be attending a wedding and a retirement party. My granddaughter will be going trick or treating next month. I may cook Thanksgiving dinner this year. Have done so in the past. Can't wait till the leaves change their color. Will take a bunch of pictures too.

It was eight years ago today that I came out to myself as a crossdresser and transgender person. My life went in nother direction and it get better. the journey has been interesting and challenging at times. I wouldn't change anything that has happened.

A Month Of Pride
I had a wonderful time at my first prom. I haven't danced that much in years. My wife was on the dance floor all night. There ws a great turnout on a very wet and rainy night.

My wife and I served water to the marcher during the New York City pride parade. There were more groups this year. A number of churches that participated was encouraging. Mercifully, many are seeing the light about TLGB people and I'm very pleased about this.

June brought me out of a dry period in my life. I'm very thankful for what has happened in my life and inthe lives of others.

Spring, Finally. First Prom
The weather is becoming more consistent here in the northeast. I have gotten out quite a bit. Next month is pride month and it will be quite busy. I will be going to my first prom along with my spot. It's nearly 50 years late but better late than never.

June is full of graduations and weddings. Pride events here will be going on all over. I have marched in four previous pride parades. Last I helped served the marchers water. I will do the same this year. I have heard in some quarters that pride events have possibly out lived their usefulness but I still believe their some value in them. I would love to see more political action groups instead of so much corporate sponsoring. There are so many topics that need to be discussed and presented to the public.

I took some time off from posting. I needed it. I'm recharged now. I have been writing much. Putting the final touches on a chapbook which I will self publish. Have written more poems and am considering writing an essay and a short story. I have been writing a lot of poetry also. I read poems by Thomas Merton and Robinson Jeffers. I'm currently reading the works of Dylan Thomas.

The job situation is the same. I attended a seminar where I could make some real money. I read Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kawasaki. Some of his people came to New York and gave a two hour instruction seminar. I'm seriously considering doing this. I'm near retirement age and have many things I want to do.

As you can see, my life has been full.

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