October, 2013

    Can’t Say No To NaNoWriMo

    NaNoWriMo is coming up again. For those of you not familiar, here’s the websIte. Basically, it is a month-long event where we writers flog ourselves daily for our failures as authors and generally bemoan our very existence. A few of us also write novels. I participated in NaNoWriMo for three years or so back around […]

    Transgender Parenting Roles

    Being a transgender parent is a difficult and sometimes messy thing to be. Having to struggle through the confusion, stress, and public scrutiny of changing genders is difficult enough for us alone; but when we have children, the whole thing becomes exponentially complicated. Am I mommy? Am I daddy? Am I both? Am I neither? […]

    Skeptoid: ‘Tis the Season for Ghost Stories

    I was so busy last week that I forgot to put up my usual link to the Skeptoid article. But seeing as how this is Devil’s Night, and the theme of my post was ghost stories, today seems like as good a day as any to rectify that error. Happy Halloween everyone!

    Gender is no longer determined solely by biological factors, says study

    Gender is no longer determined solely by biological factors, says study This one is just hitting the news today. A new study has been published by a pair of researchers at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI, called “Doing Gender, Determining Gender: Transgender People, Gender Panics, and the Maintenance of the Sex/Gender/Sexuality System.” […]

    A Short Update on TGS

    First, let me say “Hello!” to the new readers I’ve picked up recently. A couple of TGS articles have picked up some reblogging momentum, and that has led some new eyes here. Glad to have you, and thanks to those who have passed the links along.  Unfortunately, the exact time TGS has picked up some […]

    No, I’m Not Dressing As A Woman For Halloween

    Ever since I was a about twelve, I have resisted the urge every year to go out on Halloween dressed as a woman. The idea was planted in me sometime in middle school when a neighbor boy did just that — dressed as a girl to trick-or-treat. His was a goofy caricature of a girl […]

    Achievement Unlocked: HRT Appointment

    Last week was so crazy busy that I had no time for personal blogging, which means I haven’t updated you all on the status of my HRT appointment. Let me remedy that now. When last we left our intrepid heroine, she had finally defeated the Gatekeeper obtained the +5 Letter of Reference. Unfortunately, a long […]

    Ali on AppSaga

    I swear, if my real-life transition would go as well as my online transition seems to be going, I’d have nothing to complain about. This week, I have begun writing under my real name for the newly relaunched website AppSaga. I will be writing reviews of iOS apps, mostly games, on a semi-regular basis (probably […]