Monthly Archives: October 2014

Quickies: My Shortlist (What’s in a Name, Part II)

i’ve been thinking about the issue of gender-neutral names for the past few days (and poring over several different lists found online and provided by friends…), and that thinking has led me to create a shortlist of names i am … Continue reading

Posted in Gender, Language, LGBT | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

What’s In A Name?

It’s an interesting question to ask.  As Juliet rightly points out, our names do not truly define us as people.  Names, and really languages in general, are at their most basic level nothing more than arrangements of otherwise distinct sounds that … Continue reading

Posted in Gender, Language, LGBT, Life, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

In Which It Occurs To Me That i Have Absolutely No Idea How To Meet Someone…

An ally friend of mine and i were having a conversation the other day.  We talked about a number of subjects, including this relatively new (at least as far as my being conscious of it is concerned) and often uncomfortable … Continue reading

Posted in BDSM, Gender, LGBT, Life, Personality, Relationships, Sexuality | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Quickies: A Pronominal Predicament…

Some of you are aware that i have recently made the decision to change my personal pronouns to the perfectly grammatically acceptable gender-neutral singular pronoun set “they/them/their/they’re.”  This was a personal choice i made over the weekend, because i feel … Continue reading

Posted in Gender, LGBT, Life, Philosophy, Quickies | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

In Need of Contact

[Author’s Note: Well, this is another entry that has taken me days to actually write, and it’s really not that long.  i have serious writer’s block problems when it comes to talking about this sort of stuff, apparently…] This is going … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Psychology, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment