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Dawn Elizabeth Wright

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Thursday, July 02, 1998

Something Bruce Jenner said during the interview on 20/20 Friday night resonated and brought me thinking back to a critical juncture in my own path to transition. "You can still call me Dad."   (Note I hid in Tef's carryon bag for her 1998 trip to Oz) "Your...

Just Keep Your Mouth Shut!

A friend writes a column on a local news site. Today she wrote one warning us all to shrink from confrontations in the public because of guns: “Assume everybody’s packing heat” I am disappointed. And so it has come to this – sage advice from an Alabama gun supporter:...

Tuesday, October 22, 2002

Luisa Just thinking of you and hoping you are well. I'm flying straight and level - an old USAF term meaning nothing has changed since we last talked. Though my destination is still uncertain, at present I'm just looking out the window and trying to take things...

Blue Christmases

It has been almost 20 years since I last spent Christmas with my daughter. And I own the responsibility for the reason we have not been able to be together. I made a decision which split my family of over 30 years back in 1996 when I shared with my wife that I was...

8211 9th Avenue South and Oh Carol!

Just thought I would take a moment and see what Google had on our old house on 9th Avenue. Turns out it is still there and for sale - a steal at $34k! Reading the specifications I am surprised how small the house is - about 1100 square feet, with two bedrooms and one...

You ought ‘a see the other guy!

                  Nike before the swoosh. The beginning of "Just do it." Yes that is a relief of the Goddess Nike. I think you can see the beginnings of a swoosh in the flowing dress. This picture was taken in late 1969 and...

“One nation, indivisible”

To all my Facebook friends: this morning I listened to another news broadcast about the tragedy in San Bernardino. I know I should not tune into these types of shows because they usually offer nothing new, instead rehashing “facts” with a bias toward the faction they...

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A True Golden Boy – Jim Steadman MIA

I met Jim just a few hours into my four years at the Air Force Academy. As the last step of induction, I was led by an upper classman (a “Firstie” or senior) to my dorm room on the top floor of Vandenberg Hall. When I entered the room, I saw Jim sitting at one of the...

Big, white phallic engineering symbol

Today as I walking at Cottage Hill Park I could not help but notice the large white water tank. It is almost impossible not to see the tank as it dominates the park from almost every part of the park, save in the depths of the trails through the wooded areas. Just...