I have finally made a decision to retitle this blog. I am moving away from the news aspect because there are so many news resources out there. What I am going to focus on are topics, videos and blog posts that really strike a chord with me. I will also contribute original posts a few times a month or as often as the urge hits me. In many ways I’m a very different person than the person who started this blog. A great deal of the difference has to do with discovering my gender identity and connecting with the Trans community here in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
So because I’ve changed a bit I thought I’d reintroduce myself:
I am a proud member of the Trans community, specifically I am Agender (neither male or female) which is a non-binary gender identity.
I am active in our local Trans support group here in Santa Fe entitles Santa Fe Trans & Gender Non-Conforming Support Group as well as getting more involved with the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico.
I am Queer, a reclaimed use of a pajorative term. I am attracted to more androgynous guys as well as some non-binary gender identified people.
I am Disabled due to multiple, painful disabling conditions including polyneuropathy, psoriatic artritis, degenerative disk disease and chronic fatigue. I also have anxiety/panic attack disorder.
I am a Secular Humanist/Atheist, I don’t believe in a deity but I do believe in the values of compassion, empathy, respect for others.
I love science and like being exposed to new ideas and discoveries.
I am an animal lover and believe in wildlife preservation. I am personally opposed to hunting and have been a vegetarian for all but a few years of my life.
I am an Environmentalist and believe the scientific concensus that man-made climate change is a serious threat to our planet.
I am a life long Democrat from what is now termed the Bernie Sanders/Elizabeth Warren (very liberal) wing of the party.
I am an avid reader or more precisely, an avid listener to audio books. Because the most comfortable way to relax is laying down, I find listening to books more pleasant than reading them. That being said if the book is good and not available in audio format then I’ll read it via Kindle. I am a fan of science fiction and time travel in particular. I also read/listen to LGBTQIA themed books, and booths on Humanism and Secular ideology including atheism.
I have a huge Blu-ray and DVD collection with a wide range of films, TV shows, etc. I particularly like independent film, science fiction (including Star Trek, Star Wars and Doctor Who and Torchwood), I also have a lot of nature/wildlife documentaries. Now that I can buy films and TV shows from Amazon and store them in the cloud, I tend to buy HD online versions of material I am interested in. I also subscribe to Curiosity Stream and Smithsonian Earth through Amazon Prime, subscribe to Hulu+ and Netflix and have a full cable hookup. So I am never lacking for material to watch on my TV or on tablets.
Well that’s it for now. If any of you have any questions for me I am happy to answer them.