Five Bright Spots in My Thanksgiving

Our holiday was perfectly fine. The food was great, the family was all there, etc. But I feel like there was a lackluster veneer between me and everyone else. I’m sure part of that is depression over the menstrual period I’ve been having for two solid months as it sucks all the good out of […]

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Those Times When Santa Came to Visit on a Fire Truck in West Mifflin

When I was a child growing up in West Mifflin, a blue-collar suburb of Pittsburgh, there were a few consistent holiday rituals. These included: making Advent wreaths at CCD; watching the Charlie Brown Christmas special; and fire truck Santa. Each year the local volunteer fire department would drive around the neighborhoods with Santa on a […]

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Our #NaBloPoMo Quest Continues

UPDATE: It is Day 22 in the month of November. Thanks to a really nice donation yesterday from an anonymous donor, we are not losing any futher ground in our quest to find 30 new donations BUT … we have nine days left and need 13 additional donations by the end of the month. Is […]

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On Being an Ally: A List of LGBT 101 Resources

LGBT 101

Recently, someone asked me to answer their LGBTQ 101 questions. After a few, I suggested links they could read. They dropped the subject. And I’ve been thinking about it ever since. Yes, I was setting a boundary because answering these questions over and over does get tiring. Sometimes I am just not up for it. […]

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My Love Affair With Wendy’s Hamburgers: National Fast Food Day

National Fast Food Day: National Blog Posting Month My love affair with Wendy’s Hamburgers began in October 1982. I was 11 years old when Wendy’s opened on the corner of Lebanon Presbyterian Road and Route 887.  Prior to this, our fast food options were a McDonald’s and a space on the other side of the […]

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Ten LGBTQ Blogs in Pennsylvania You Should Be Reading #NaBloPoMo

What LGBTQ blogs in Pennsylvania should you read? This is a list of blogs that are LGBTQ centered and based out of Pennsylvania. I did not include organizational blogs. I have ten on my list (including this one). A few old favorites seem to be dormant. I’m always open to suggestions. Please email me. JoyKMT – […]

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Eight Difficult Things About Blogging #NaBloPoMo

It’s not all freewheeling and cartwheels in the land of blogging. There are challenges and genuine conflicts that rage behind the scenes as well as in front of the scenes. Technical Issues – you finish a terrific blog post and discover your server is down. Or Facebook is showing the wrong thumbnail image for your […]

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Wayback to My Political Blogging 2006-2009 #Ouch #NaBloPoMo

Favorite Blog Memories Because Election Day is almost here, I’m going to share a few political moments. My early days were very state and municipal focused. I mentioned 2 Political Junkies, Tony Norman, and Chris Potter a lot. I even criticized Chris Potter – whhhattt???? Things have changed, but you might enjoying browsing these posts […]

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What do I read on a daily basis? #NaBloPoMo

I have several intense blog posts circling my mind, waiting for the right moment to leap onto the page. So today I am deliberating choosing a lighter blog prompt for #NaBloPoMo – a blog prompt proxy of sorts. What do you read on a daily or regular basis? I read differently now, thanks to the […]

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Why I Started Blogging In 2005? #NaBloPoMo

Why did I start blogging? I was not a kid who wanted to grow up to be a writer. I did not keep a journal or diary. I wasn’t a very good writer, in fact, until my years at LSU with the fearsome and exacting faculty in the graduate department of Political Science. What I […]

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