Sunday, December 25, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

This Week's Calogrenant

Getting down to business...

A Thought for These Past Two Weeks and for Today...

I posted this on my Facebook page, and I thought that it might be a good idea to use this blog for more than to simply post links to Calogrenant. Hopefully, there will be more to come...

I remember a Japanese story about a Samurai in a duel. As they took their positions, his opponent spat in his face. The Samurai tensed, then wiped his face and said, "We will fight another day," and left. This was not cowardice. This was wisdom. Being spat upon through him off-balance, and he knew that because of his anger he would lack concentration and lose the fight.

These past two weeks, I have been full of anger, fear, and despair - and with good reason! I have sworn more than I have in years and have gotten into endless harangues - to what purpose? Catharsis?

Today is a day when we remember those who died simply because of who they were. I can be angry because of their loss, but do I have the energy to maintain that anger? And to what avail?

The past few months, as I have fully become myself, I have been so full of love and joy. I feel that I stand in jeopardy of losing that. In the past, I have answered arguments with logic, reason, and facts. In the past few days, I've told more people to go fuck themselves than I ever have in my life. It is exhausting, and it runs counter to my calling as a teacher and my intent that I would leave a favorable impression of the trans community with each person I met.

I will NOT lose my impetus to fight bigotry and ignorance, but I will not do so by shouting down. I will NOT be like "them," whoever they may be. I will conduct myself with intelligence, dignity, and love. (But I will NEVER pass up the chance to skewer the forces of ignorance and hatred with the weapons that have been given me: logic, reason, humor, and sarcasm.)

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

This Week's Calogrenant

Oops! I missed posting the link here last night!

...Ain't nothin' but a hound dog...

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sunday, September 4, 2016

This Week's Calogrenant

Oh, I'm Ingulbjörn the Sailor Hedgehog...

Monday, August 29, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

This Week's Calogrenant

Cally is four years old today! (She thinks she's 17.)

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

This Week's Calogrenant

We're back! And only 15 hours late in posting!
We (Cally and I) have missed you all! 
This week: We shall fear no evil - or stupidity.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

This Week's Calogrenant

Put them all together, they spell TROUBLE. 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sunday, January 3, 2016