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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.... 🙂 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...

So Long and Thanks for all the Boobs

The wonders of medical science has provided me with a reasonable pair of breasts. I like them, whilst I may secretly wish they were a little "Fuller" I remain immensely grateful they are there, and they are mine, and no scalpels were involved. Of course, this wasn't...

Happy New Year – 2019

The Christmas and the Festive period raced past in a blur of visits, meals, and presents..It was positive, upbeat, and fun. My long planned Theremin performance of Christmas music didn't happen, but I was busy with so many other little projects. On the subject of...

A Very Traditional Christmas

How to celebrate, or if you wish, ignore Christmas, is a very personal choice. Over the years, certain traditions, and routines have grown out of our particular brand of festive celebrations.... As a result here at the Frog and Bromide, for us at least, it was a very,...

Tickled Pink

The notion that "Pink is for Girls" is a bit of a contentious issue. Scholarly articles point towards a complete reversal of the notion of Pink and Blue as Masculine and Feminine colours sometime around the Victorian era, or perhaps a little later. The current...

Sporting Dillema

Question - Why do we have Mens and Womens divisions in sport ? The answer is of course obvious, because the physiological differences render this a fairer way to approach competitive sport. It's not just about size and muscles, there are numerous factors that provide...

Heliophobic ?

Heliophobia is a fear of the Sun...Whilst this may go some way to describing my condition, I don't think its quite the same as the dread I feel December, through to February, and possibly even March. I'm not strictly speaking scared of the Sun, its ninety three...

Gender ‘Bored’ of WA

Around a year ago I applied to the WA Gender Board for a Recognition Certificate. This is a legal document acknowledging my Gender reassignment, and permitting me to change my Gender Marker. My request for the certificate was denied, because section 15(3) of the...

Tis The Season for Cognitive Dissonance

December arrived,  and as is usual, it was accompanied by the gentle pop that heralds the opening of the first door on the Lego advent calendar. Of course down under Christmas is not all Tinsel and Mince Pies...With December comes Mosquitoes, Flies,...

Not a Statistic – Not Now – Not Ever

The last few days have been tough, much harder than usual . I've been living through one hell of an episode of  Arthur's Blip. Essential support, and care is in place, and progress is being made.  This weekend in Perth is the Annual Pride parade. I'm along...

Screensaver Existence

A few years ago (possibly even decades)  there was a very popular screen saver that sort of simulated hurtling through deep space at high speed. It was a bit "Star Trek" and it was everywhere...You could change various parameters, such as the density of the star...

Bloody Puppets….

"Unwilling, Ineffective and Disrespectful..."  Up until yesterday I think the closest I have come to Disrespectful is flying a rather beefy  helicopter at full noise, far too low over the head of a very grumpy Colonel.... I must be getting old and cranky....

Dad Doesn’t Know…..

We all dream.... Every night.... It is an indisputable fact that goes with being human.... Sometimes we remember the stories that unfold in during our deepest sleep, and perhaps more often, we don't I am prone to visceral, vivid dreams. Complex, real, and frequently...

Positive Dialogue…

Jane : "Did you pick up the Milk and Eggs from the IGA" Me:  "No, I'm far to gruesome to go shopping at the moment" Jane: "I need you to be positive !" Me: "Oh I am certain, I am absolutely positive I am too disgusting to go to the shops right now." I think from...

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