Category Archives: babble

Tanya Tagaq appreciation

On November 25th 2016, I went to a live Tanya Tagaq concert at Trinity-St Paul’s church in downtown Toronto. It was absolutely astonishing. Such musical talent, vocal range, political voice, and rhetorical fire! She and her musical colleagues on stage were intellectually, emotionally, … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Labour Day long weekend weather

It was *glorious* for Saturday Sunday and Monday. I went on three favourite bike rides in three days and lapped up the sunshine and blue blue skies.

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Nice skies

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Pride hikoi

This year I marched in the Friday Trans March and the Sunday Pride Parade for the 2016 Toronto Pride festivities. There was increased police presence everywhere because of Orlando (and many cops were in a bad mood because they got … Continue reading

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Nonbinary trans plaudits for the McLean Clinic in Mississauga

This review is about “FtM top surgery”. I had mine done by Dr Hugh McLean in late 2015. Every stage of the process was superb: I have not felt more welcomed in any medical environment in Toronto in over a … Continue reading

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Aotearoa 3rd gender passport achieved!

Hey everyone. I’m now the proud owner of a New Zealand passport marked with “X” gender, which is neither “F” (feminine) nor “M” (masculine). So much love to everyone who helped this happen. ❤️💛💚💙💜

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Awkward Yeti rocks

The Awkward Yeti cartoon is hilarious. See for example

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The perfect dress

Murphy’s Law strikes again — the moment I find the perfect dress, and I mean perfect, I am no longer interested in wearing dresses! This one is fantastic.  

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The Dalai Lama’s Instructions for Life

These 20 tips by the Dalai Lama are really good advice. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. Follow the three R’s: –  Respect for self, –  Respect … Continue reading

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Witi Ihimaera’s NZ Dreams

I found this old webpage in a dusty directory. It used to be on the Fulbright NZ webpage. Esteemed New Zealand author Professor Witi Ihimaera, alongside fellow Fulbright alumni filmmaker Sima Urale, addressed an audience at National Library’s Auditorium on … Continue reading

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