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Movies, Track & Field, and the Flu
I've been pretty busy lately. Going to the movies, taking part in some activities at church and other places. Have been negotiating through all the snow (snowed yesterday).

Yesterday, I attended my second track meet of the year. I used to run in high school and junior college. I've followed the sport for years and last my competitive spirit was rekindled. I had the flu for a few days last week but I'm better now.

Yesterday, I watched the film 'Selma'. It is about Dr. Martin Luther King's march From Selma to Montgomery in Alabama in 1965. It was protesting and securing the rights of black Americans to vote.It was a bloody time in the history of civil rights but finally the voting rights act was passed in 1965. You may be aware of it, but more Republicans than Democrats signed the bill.

Tomorrow I will be participating in a march called #Dream4Justice. I will post about it when it has concluded.

Happy New Year! I look forward to being more active on this forum in 2015. I admit that I haven't been on here all that much. There's much to talk about because so many changes have come to transgender people. Now I need to focus on the areas I feel are pertinent to us. I look forward to reading your posts and hopefully encourage others to be themselves.

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My life has been going well so far. Have been out with my wife and my sister has returned home after a stint to regain her health. October will be a busy one. I have to get everything written down so I can keep up with everything. Seems that ever since I retired my life has been busier than ever. I wouldn't have it any other way.

A Good Summer
Fall is fast approaching. It's been cooler than normal but I'm not complaining.The summer was good and I and my spouse enjoyed ourselves. Reconnected with an old friend living in California. Have another friend out there also. I have a couple of good reasons to visit California now but even if I didn't I would go anyway.

Many people are settling into their fall routines (kids in school, finishing up vacations,etc.). Before you know it Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here. The year seems to fly by so fast. Will post more later.

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.


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