Monday, November 28, 2011

a lesbian tale

Once upon a time there were two girls who loved one another, but had not had time away from being Mom's in such a very long time. A fortunate opportunity finally presented itself, and the two girls went to spend a day away from all the responsibilities of home life.
A good meal out, a nice room away, a huge TV with an even larger tub. All was well in this lesbian tale... O:-)
One of the lovely lesbian ladies made her way out of the tub and into her pajamas and made the jaunt across the room to climb into the king sized bed. Sounds like a pretty good tale so far, doesn't it?
Here comes the sound of the needle being torn off the record... :-!
What possibly could have happened next?
Before the sapphic sister could hop into bed, she stepped on something on the floor... it was a used condom! =-O Are you kidding me? At a major National Hotel chain charging triple digits for their room? Surely you jest.
But, alas it was true. This lesbian tale had been interrupted by an unbelievably unexpected and unpleasant irony.
After the "hazmat team" was called in to remove the offending latex, the two girls attempted to purge the memory from their minds and the germs from their feet and then drift off to sleep.
At least it would make for a good story, the ladies thought. And so it did. ;-)


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Give Thanks

It's that time of year again. That time of year when there is an entire day devoted to giving thanks. Well, or maybe an entire day devoted to turkey, stuffing and football. ;) Be that as it may...
I endeavor to practice a spirit of gratitude and thankfulness daily, and especially at this time of year I meditate on what I am thankful for. So, once again, as inspired by a friend, my 4th annual Thanksgiving list.
Simply some of the things I am very thankful for:

  • Hope.
  • For Jesus.
  • My washer and dryer.
  • DVR
  • A simple warm house.
  • Forgiveness. 
  • A really good meal when I am truly good and hungry.
  • Warm sun in the middle of winter.
  • A good outdoor fire.
  • Laughter!
  • A good book, comfy chair, and coffee at Barnes & Noble.
  • Kind co-workers.
  • My little brothers who always had my back and treated me like a queen.
  • Generosity and genuineness.
  • Music: playing, singing, listening.
  • For a few true and loyal friends.
  • My son. He has brought only joy to me since his first moments.
  • My health.
  • I'm thankful for my partner.
  • My TDI that gets 40mpg.
  • Healthy children.
  • For moments of peace in my life.
  • For the “oil jar” never quite running empty.
  • For the vocation that I get to perform.
  • For my tenacity.
  • I am thankful for an excellent quality chiropractor.
  • Thankful for the health insurance to be able to go get needed medical care.
  • For love. 
  • I am thankful for excellent hearing.
  • I’m also thankful for clear sight.
  • I’m thankful to have a job in this economy.
  • I am thankful for running water.
  • I’m thankful for electricity.
  • I am thankful for grace.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Choose wisely

Are you a bridge builder? A bridge burner? A bridge traveler?

Choose wisely.

It's nice to know there are some folks around who are still building bridges.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Why are people still wearing signs like this and proclaiming things like this? I mean honestly people, gay is not catching!! RELAX!! Go take care of your own family!

Friday, November 11, 2011


First of all, sincere gratitude to all the men and women who have selflessly served our Country and sacrificed to protect our freedoms on this Veteran's Day.

Secondly, one can't help but think that it just may be a fitting tribute to those who fight for the "land of the free and home of the brave" for the Senate to have made the move yesterday to repeal DOMA -- which denies a significant population of America's citizens over 1100 rights and privileges. 

“Because of DOMA, thousands of American families are now being treated unfairly by the federal government,” said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). “This unfairness must end.”
Obviously, The Respect for Marriage Act would still need to pass the Republican controlled House (which many say is doubtful), but every step is one step closer to freedom for all Americans. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Welcome to the bridge travels today. It's time for a good old fashioned "building or burning bridges blog" equal rights rant. "I am the 99%!" But it's not what you think. It's not about the occupy movement. No, I am among the 99% who usually don't give a flip what the Kardashians are doing. 
This week one of the family members made news beyond the "E!" channel. The same channel that devoted an entire 2 episode special to cover "Kim's Fairytale Wedding." "Over the course of two days, 10.5 million people spent four hours watching Kim Kardashian and NBA player Kris Humphries tie the knot." (10.5 million people? Wow. That is a fairly large % of the 307 million people in the USA. I wonder if that number is worldwide viewers, but I digress). 

Fast forward, and already Kardashian has filed for divorce from her husband of 72 days. 72 days? Most high school freshmen date longer than that. I bet it took longer than 72 days for Kim to plan for her "Fairytale Wedding." I am simply shaking my head. 

And still we live in a country where committed same-sex couples have no federal rights or protections for their committed relationships. Although there are several states in the United States that allow same-sex unions.  

Any 2 opposite-sex individuals who are not blood related can get married (after knowing each other for mere hours) and are immediately afforded 1138 rights and protections for their pairing. Wait, before you give me the biblical mandate that marriage is for "one man & one woman," in this "One Nation Under God" it is not simply one man & one woman who are the privileged class who can be legally married in the USA. No, you can be legally married in America as long as you have surgery to reassign your gender, and then marry one who then has the opposite gender on paper. Even if you are "half male," as long as your gender has been changed on paper, you can be born a woman and eventually legally marry a woman. Or, if you were born male and have gender reassignment surgery and become a female, you can stay married to the woman you originally married. Now, I have no issue with transgender individuals! I do have an issue with the disingenuous "values" crowd who protect the "sanctity of marriage" like it is the "holy grail" -- but only protect it from certain groups of American citizens.  

72 days?? I have been in a relationship with my partner for greater than double 72 months. And yet, we now live in a State where we have zero rights. If one of us dies (or is injured), the other partner is not entitled to SSI, to make medical decisions, to survivor benefits, to the belongings of the other (if family members decide to come in and take over). 
How does any of that make sense? How are the current laws of our Country even defensible? How can politicians in our Country still win elections pretty much on the platform of "protecting traditional marriage"?

Who knows when the change will come. But for now, I have to get back to work to support the family my Country does not acknowledge or protect. Where's the "occupy" protest for that cause?

PS-- Kardashian Apologizes to queers who can't marry — Sort Of ...