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OK — This is were the whole coming out series starts to get incredibly interesting. Really. (I’ve started flagging the coming out stories under the category “Coming Out Series” — see right sidebar — if you haven’t been keeping up, you can read the whole thing by clicking that category, and reading from the bottom […]

Although I was occasionally aware of my scarlet H through my early adolescence, for the most part, I didn’t think about it much after the initial 90 days of abject terror. I wasn’t particularly interested in boys, but I danced with them, and even kissed one. There were lots of girls who didn’t seem that […]

I grew up in small-town Kansas. From First Grade through my freshman year in High School, I lived in a town of about 2000 people which was named after Civil War hero Francis Marion (aka “The Swamp Fox”). Marion was (and, I think, still is), almost a caricature of idyllic small-town life in the Heartland. […]

One Actual Impact of Homophobia (I think)

I am a lesbian, as I’ve said so many times before on this blog. I’ve known I was a lesbian since I was 12 years old. For some people, I’m the only lesbian they think they’ve ever known (although they’re probably dead wrong about that). I’ve decided that I’m going to do a series here […]

In the “olden days”, you didn’t actually have to hang around me very long to discover this. In recent years, you might have to hang around for a least a month or three to figure it out — maybe longer if our contact is sporadic — although the tell-tale hints and clues might be apparent […]


My name is Carol, and I’m a technophiliac. Hey, c’mon guys! You’re supposed to say: “Hi Carol”. I admit it. I am a technophile. I have a friend who calls me a “techno-head”, but I don’t think that I can pretend to be a true technohead. Although I can write an SQL statement with a […]

Re-membering My Self

Tonight, I had a phone conversation with a woman that I feel completely confident in calling “my oldest ongoing friend”. We met when she was 12 and I was 22 — 28 years ago — and we have maintained continual (and vital) contact with each other ever since – despite the fact that our paths […]

When I was a kid, I talked a lot. In other words, very little has changed. And I do have other words — have no doubt. I have a lot of them. One thing that has changed is this — when I was a kid, there were certain settings in which I was not “supposed […]

Siren Song?

I used to be a commedienne/musician. I did this for money, and for pleasure, and I received some acclaim. I think that I was pretty funny as a comic. I think that I can sing well enough to carry a tune and bring a song off, and play guitar well enough to back myself up, […]

This Post was originally begun on January 4, 2006. Thanks to my Commenters, it will finally appear. Strangely (not so strangely) it has become pertinent again, for reasons I will divulge after June 3rd, 2006. ——————————————————————- WHY I HAVE NOT SHAVED MY HEAD (RECENTLY) Well, at this moment in time, to answer honestly, I think […]

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