I had a dream a few nights ago that my partner and I were walking through a residential neighborhood. It had the same sort of feel as the nicer side of the city where we first met and used to drive around to look at all of the beautiful old houses, but it didn't match... Continue Reading →

Obstacle course

I know I have sort of dropped off the face of the earth for the past week or so; I have been busy procuring and organizing my medical records and gathering more detailed medical history from my family for the forms I have to fill out for the genetics center.  It's been a frustrating and... Continue Reading →

Empathy overload

Content warning: this post deals with animal euthanasia. Tonight one of my closest friends is about to lose her dog, suddenly and unexpectedly. She invited those who have known and loved her dog to have a chance to come say goodbye, and even though my heart breaks for my friend and I want to be... Continue Reading →


Today I am doing a huge software upgrade at work. I've been anxious about this for months, as it is the first time I have had to coordinate something like this myself rather than just follow instructions for a project someone else managed. It involves four servers being updated and then over a hundred computers... Continue Reading →

Don’t go away mad, just go away

The dreaded family visit went better in some ways - and much worse in others - than I had expected. I am still recovering. The parents had a good time, and that was what the day was supposed to be all about - celebrating Father's Day and my partner's dad getting to see the house.... Continue Reading →

Frozen on the train tracks 

My partner's family is coming to visit tomorrow. I have been silently dreading this all week. Dreading it because... There's a lot of drama between her parents. We've got a 'don't ask - don't tell' thing going on as far as the whole gay thing. I've managed to keep my foot out of my mouth... Continue Reading →

Language Barrier

My partner and I have been together 18 years and she 'gets' me better than anyone in the entire world - most of the time; every now and then there's a bit of a translation problem, usually in situations like texting, where additional contextual information is not available. I greatly prefer emails and texts to... Continue Reading →

Charlie Brown’s teacher

Earlier this week we had to go sign a bunch of legal documents for our pending house sale, and discovered that when we originally bought the house, my last name had been misspelled on the house documents. The solution the lawyer came up with was to deal with it by having me sign an 'also... Continue Reading →

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