Category Archives: personal musings

personal musings

Stars and Scars column intro

A long, long while ago I used to write on occasion for a number of print and online ‘zines. DIY publications that were labors of love more than commercial successes for everyone involved. My contributions were primarily an outlet for … Continue reading

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Mike Pence, the “Bible” and Christian Oppression

For the record, I’m not trying to be anti-Christian, nor anti-organized religion. I am trying to point out the irony of a guy, Conservative Republican current VP Mike Pence, whose Christian Privilege helped him rise to the rank in society … Continue reading

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An open letter to the United States Coast Guard and opposing the proposed Anchorage Grounds along the lower Hudson River, NY USCG-2016-0132

Dear United States Coast Guard, a subordinate of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Thank you for your service to the United States, particularly New York state, since The Revenue Cutter Service and the United States Life-Saving Service were … Continue reading

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Murder hitting close to home

Musicians dying prematurely is almost cliche at this point. Musicians dying in general in 2016 is definitely cliche. Musicians being killed is even it’s own kind of weird cliche. Then, there’s Christina Grimmes’ murder this week. One might just dismiss … Continue reading

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Don’t be a douche

The entire convicted rapist Brock Turner situation really drives me bonkers. It’s the perfect intersection of white cisgender straight male privilege, sports privilege and the culture of holding top participants to a different social and legal standard, the protectionist attitude … Continue reading

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Breaking the gender binary & why the transgender struggle is real

A while back I wrote about My Cisgender Train Ticket experience on New York’s Metro North LDCR and due to the recent “bathroom law” controversy that post has received a great deal of new interest after flying somewhat under the … Continue reading

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The next one

Many times people will ask seemingly innocuous questions that have deep and profound implications to the anticipated respondent. Many times the reasoning behind the question’s lack-of innocence is something the inquisitor would probably not have even ventured a thought about. … Continue reading

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