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Finding Joy – Part #1

I've been on a bit of a Quest recently, the background to which is complex, but I will try and explain how this challenging search came about in the next few posts. I should probably also point out that recently, also might actually mean decades, but it is definitely...

“Are We There Yet ?”

When transitioning, the analogy of Journey is often used.... The concept of travel is a handy tool to explain lots of things that are not necessarily Geographical in nature... Gender is one of those things. Thinking back a couple of decades, Jane and I enjoyed some...

Jelly Fish and Drift Wood

I've always had a fear of Jelly Fish...As graceful and attractive as they may appear to be in brightly lit coloured pools at Sea Life centres, they just plain freak me out... So today when Jane and I were taking in the lovely Winter Sunshine and strolling along the...

Who Says………

" WHO" is the rather catchy acronym for the World Health Organisation. The WHO has a fairy broad remit across the United Nations and beyond, I won't got into it all here, but it's a massive, and vital organisation.... One of the roles of the WHO is to publish and...

Steel Blue Pink

For my next Project delivery role, Steel Capped Work Boots are mandatory. This seems odd given that my feet will almost exclusively be under a desk. However this is the site policy, and it will certainly assist with at least one early morning dilemma... I was...

1/5th Australian

This week marks Ten Years since we left the UK to set up home here in Western Australia, which in a roundabout sort of way, means that for roughly one fifth of my Life I have been "Australian" Conversely this means that four fifths of my life, apart from some fairly...

Two Wheeled UnaCycle

A casual conversation about getting together for a ride with a friend and her new motorcycle, turned an ordinary weekend, into a most memorable event. The weather was perfect. The company was amazing. And of course this is the South West of Western Australia, so the...

New Post (That I am Deaf As)

Following my medical last week, I was referred to an Audiologist for a more formal assessment. I have always had an inkling that my hearing was not what it should be. I thought perhaps that in one ear, I struggled with high frequencies. In the distant recesses of my...

Box Ticked, Pot Filled

Earlier this week, Suzanne ticked another box. I would have been quite happy to leave this one bereft of a healthy tick, but needs must, and so I arrived at the appointed place and time for a Medical.... It should come as no surprise that I was worried about what this...

Timetables and Buses

At the risk of overusing an analogy, which to be honest, probably happened with my previous post, today I will continue with my Bus stories.... ๐Ÿ™‚ The effort I have expended in attempting to catch, and board a bus is beginning to take its toll. I've covered around one...

Motorcycles and Cheese

Take a couple of motorcycles, add some nice cheese (actually lots of nice cheese), a dash of stunning scenery, and a bevy of lovely companions. What you have now are the ingredients for a most splendid afternoon. The whole experience was definitely greater than the...

Mr. Blue Sky

It is not always from Nietzsche, Plato, and Sartre that I draw my inspiration... Sometimes it comes from Birmingham in Song Form.... "Hey you with the pretty faceWelcome to the human raceA celebration, mister blue sky's up there waitin'And today is the day we've...

Buses

Bloody Typical !!! Years ago, when Bus travel was my primary means of transport, there was a common quote amongst the bored, frozen folk, kicking their heels outside a grubby bus shelter, waiting for a two pence ride into the big city.... The Bus Shelter in question...

Transgender Day Of Visibility

Today is designated "Trans Day Of Visibility...." I'm not celebrating, because I remain convinced that at this time, there is little to celebrate. I will celebrate when we don't need a Trans Day Of Visibility because each and every one of us is recognised as a person,...

Visual Coding

How is my week going ? Let me explain through the medium of a couple of lines of code...... Do Struggle_amnt=(Struggle_amnt * 2) + random_shit(rnd) hope= (hope - 0.01) Loop While hope > 0...

Love Letter to the FLH

It's been a while since I posted just about Motorcycles, and after a hectic couple of weeks, when I have not been feeling terribly positive, I thought I would explore some of the things that make me happy... Apart from the remarkably special people in my life, another...

In Her Eyes You See No Pride

Today is "Pride Day" in Busselton. The Main Street will be awash with Rainbow flags, and smiling faces. If last year is anything to go by, many many smiling faces. Right now, I'm finding it difficult to feel Pride. Large portions of society reject my identity, and...

Zero Tolerance

I may be a little deaf, but if I listen carefully, I can hear a whisper. A constant droning voice, and it is coming from all around. "Fuck Off" it seems to say. Or perhaps "Fuck You." Softly spoken voices are frequently indistinct to my messed up ears, and as such,...

Quest for Adequacy…..

It's very hard to be positive against an advancing wall of rejection. Up until this week, whilst I may not have made progress, I was successful in treading water. My frantic efforts, were at least keeping me in the same place. I was fighting the advancing currents of...

Valentines…….

I could quite easily make a list of the people I love. This would not be an arduous task at all. There are many people in my life for whom I have the utmost fondness. I could also make a list of the people for whom I have an almost uncontrollable loathing. That list...

Certified !!!!!

So at the conclusion of my hearing today, the Gender Board of WA acknowledged the validity of my challenge. My long standing marriage to Jane is intact, and legally recognised. As a result, there is no obstacle to the WA Government providing me with a Gender...

Tiny Organ……..

Back in the 1970's something particularly fantastic happened.... I can't remember the exact year, but I wasn't very old, and anyway, a high degree of chronological precision is not really required to tell this story. Other than the following basic facts, we can ignore...

How Many Knobs Is Perfect ?

I have spent much of the last month, working through some of the incredibly sophisticated sound design capabilities of my instruments. When I reached video number fifteen of a thirty video course, I realised that one of my Synths has some remarkable creative...

My Day In Court

I recently received an email inviting me to have my day in Court...Again..... It is almost a year to the day, since my first appearance, but I now have a second appointment with the ageing legal dinosaur that is the Gender Board of WA to seek legal recognition of my...

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