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2020

January

On Writing Distractions: FakeFriends

2019

December

On Being a Bad Writer
Location Less Writing
Winging It Works?!?

November

Gender Confirming Gender
Getting Nothing for That Deal
Who Should STFU?
On Regret

August

Body Words from the Past
Curated Reading in Progressive Art & Culture ∙ No. 3

July

Do the Work Before the Work Does You In
The Dildo Dilemma
Curated Reading in Progressive Art & Culture • No. 2
Curated Reading in Progressive Art & Culture • No. 1
Just Red
Vintage Ypsilanti
Reflections
Incense
Hot Cross Buns on the Way
Steampunk Spaceship
Breckenridge Untitled
Dvision Distortion

June

On Transsexual Metaphors
At the Continental Club

April

Voices in Time: Sylvia Rivera
Quote: Language
Clouds with Power Tower

2018

November

How to Write 1.2 Million Words a Year
Caveat Scriptor: Let the Writer Beware
Scribbler’s Paradise
A Female to Male Transsexual Reflects on Gender and Biology
Transsexual Intel on Wearing a Bow Tie
Writing In and Out Images
We, The Transsexuals
Scribbler’s Paradise: 100% Effort
You: A Transsexual Love Story
Sincerely, Your Transgender Friend
When a Beta Reader Says No

October

Do I Write What I Want to Read?

June

Wonderful, Radical Transsexual Acceptance

May

A Minimalist Guide to Gender - Transgender or Otherwise
No One Talks About Murder Like They Talk About Transsexual Genitalia
Call Me Enraged: Simplistic Transsexual Metaphors
Be Daring: Love the Body You Have, Not the One You Want
Off-Kilter Transsexuality: The Barrel of a Gun

2017

November

A Beautiful Form of Politeness

October

What’s Up With Cisgender Anyway?

June

The Truth About Early Transgender Transition
Transsexual Man Becomes the Subject of His Life
Transgender and Bisexual Solidarity
Transgender Gender Revolt (NSFW Version)
An Improved and Unusual Transsexual Origin Metaphor
Transgender Super Hero/ine Asks: What Do You Know About Gender?
Transgender Short Story: The Sketchbook Project
Transgender People: Your Unconditional Right to Creativity

May

In a Weird Way, Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Might Not be Neutral
Huge Gift for Transsexuals: Love

April

The Value of Unsurpassed Transgender Self-Love
A Perspective on Transgender Memoir: Where to Start?
The Bottom Line on Disclosing Our Transgender Histories
Strange Bathroom Logic of Transgender Opponents
The Secret to What is Underneath (Transphobic) Shame
Radical Acceptance: My Wonderful Transsexual Body
Why I Might Not Tell You I’m Transsexual
Simplistic Transsexual Transition Metaphors
Breakthrough, Beautiful Transsexual Transition Metaphors
Our Monumental Desire for the Binary Gender System
Five Reasons Why You Should Write to Your Loved Ones

March

If You’re Transgender, Are You Unnatural?

February

A Fascinating Truth About Privilege
Buddha Lives in Versailles & Dog Dung

2016

October

The Viewfinder
Creativity is a Marathon
On Change and Self-Management
Wanted: Intuition

2015

December

This One Trick is at the Heart of Writing
Verb Tense and Writing Fiction

November

One Cool Trick to Shift Points of View
These 3 Words Will Improve Your Writing Guaranteed
Writing Exercise, or Journalism

October

On Proper Word Choice
We, The Narrators - Buddha in the Attic
What is Writing Practice?
You, The Narrator and Participant - Sebastopol Sketches
The Art of Revision
Writing Exercise, or The Unreliable Third

September

You and She, The Narrators - A Hybrid Form
The Big O: Mohsin Hamid
Do This Exercise, or The Imperative
You, The Narrator - Self-Help
You, The Narrator - Bright Lights, Big City
Point of View in Writing

August

Ursula Le Guin’s Advice: There Are No Recipes
Reading Exercise: The How of Language
How to Read Like a Writer
Writing Exercise: The Reluctant I
The Big O is What It’s All About
Are You Creating Easy or Creating Well?

July

How I Got More Out of My Writing Process
A Confederate Flag Flew from a Northern House

May

Why You Should Copy Other Writers

March

I Got Hacked, Part 2
I Got Hacked
Toni Morrison & Angela Davis - The Purpose of Freedom
Twenty-Five Cent Words
Toni Morrison & Alice Walker - There are Only Black People
The Duty of an Artist
A FtM in a Pink-Ruffled Shirt Drives Into a Truck Stop
Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea - Dunya Mikhail

January

Narcissism, Humility and Juiciness
3 A.M. Epiphany - A Great Writing Tool
Are You a Book Marker?
InTouch Magazine is OutofTouch, and So Are We
Duotrope for Better Writing Management
Going Pro (Or I’m a Real Writer)
The Right to Cause Offense
Racial Sadist or Father of American Gynecology
Read Better, Write Better

2014

September

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

June

Open City, by Teju Cole

February

The Forever Internet and Our Digital Identities

2013

September

Limits and Having a Thing for the Blue Suit

August

Terror Points the Way to Writing Fiction
Transgender Memoir: The Ever-Present Memory
Masculinity and the Feminism of Simplicity, Part Two
Masculinity and the Feminism of Simplicty, Part One
Fiction Friday: Rubyfruit Jungle
Gratitude: Not Being Able to Write

July

Transsexual Stories: A Day in the Life of a Transsexual
Transsexual stories: You can’t have a hysterectomy!
Trans Publishing
A Transsexual Man Dresses Himself
Sex and Chronic Illness

June

It All Started With A Google Search
Mastery Takes a Very Long Time
There is No Try
Manners: Those Pesky Pronouns
Memory and Imagination in Memoir
A Day of Rest and Thanks
Fun Friday - ?
Me and the Rain
A Me Beyond Me
I Used to Give Up
The Immorality of Messiness
Washing by Hand and Other Vacation Adventures

May

Why Not Wash the House by Hand
First Summer Pie
Dis/connected
Relaxation
The Plague of Plagiarism
Cleaning Windows
On Rejection and Moby-Dick, Expanded
Pursuing Goals I’ve Created
Gratitudes: Paella With Friends
Radical Acceptance: The Universe is in Us
Intentional Practice: Creating a Framework for Good Habits
Masculinity: What Does Self-Organizing Men Mean?

April

Gratitudes: The Value of Waiting
If It Weren’t For the Last Minute
Who Owns Social Justice?
What’s My Gender Again, Part 3
What’s My Gender, Again? Part Two
The Downsides of White Privilege
Rules for Creatives
Setting My Own Style Agenda
I Suppose I am a Grown-Up Man, Now
Giving Up Coffee, Almost
What’s Underneath
Everyone Was a Child Once
How Can I Make Today the Best Day of My Life?

March

My first year in transition
The Art of Doing Nothing
Kids Mocking Adults
The Aim of Life
Dreams of a Life
They Always Want the Writer to Work for Nothing (NSFW)
Time and Money Equals Why I Won’t Buy a $30,000 Car
Limits Limit Me
Today We Recycled the New Telephone Book
It’s My Job to Pick Up the Trash
Random Acts of Kindness in a Pink, Ruffled Shirt
The Adverb is Not Your Friend
Naps are Fantastic
On Disorganization, or When Things Get Away From Us
Casey Legler - A Female Male Model
Uncleared Curb Cuts

February

The Gym Terrified Me
Parker Mill County Park
Writing Historical Memory and Responsibility
Who Decides Who is Trans?
Novel Writing - The Understory
Gender Paradox, An Excerpt, Part 4
Gender Paradox: A Life, An Excerpt, Part 3
Gender Paradox: A Life, An Excerpt, Part 2
Gender Paradox: A Life, an Excerpt, Part 1
Gratitude as a Political Practice
Our New Kitteh: Moxie
Lessons Learned From a Bucket
Rosanne Cash
The R-Word
Preparation Equals Safety

January

Perpetual Peak Experiences Hurt My Health
The Day My Gender Failed
Ypsilanti: A Winter’s Sunday Squash

2012

November

Radical Acceptance: Our Time Here on Earth
Ypsilanti: CBC Radio 2

October

Gratitudes: For Ms. H.

July

Intentional Practice: Focus on the Growing Heap
An FtM Superhero
Intentional Practice: What Roads Uplanned Await You?

June

Little Somethings: There is No Age Limit for Riding
After Transition: Hair Grows, Just Not Where I Wanted
Gratitudes: I’m an Idiot Some of the Time
After Transition: Shaving, or Drudgery
Transition is Hard
It’s All About Me!

May

Tactics versus Strategy

April

No Hope, No Fear: On Radical Acceptance
On Radical Acceptance: We Waste our Existence
Growing is Forever, and Thank the Goddess for That

January

Radical Acceptance: The Worst Betrayal
Gratitudes: Snow Storming, Julie London and Perfidia
Intentional Practice: Regret Analysis
Ypsilanti: Archictectural Ruins at Gault Village Shopping Center

2011

November

Novel Writing: Completion
Novel Writing: Hard Focus
Intentional Practice: Constrained Choices, or The Work Uniform
Novel Writing: The Novel Outline
Radical Acceptance: With the Power Out, A Pencil Is In

October

Radical Acceptance: What to Do When the Me That I Was Isn’t the Me I Am, Anymore, or Regeneration
Intentional Practice: Personal Guidelines
International Practice: Large Cash Purchases and Final Choices
Radical Acceptance: My Fear of Hunger
Gratitudes: Confessions of a Feminist Nutritionist
Gratitudes: A Glorious Fall Day
Why I Write
Radical Acceptance: My Work - Novel Writing
Bad Weather is Bad Preparation
Web Realignment: Then and Now
Web Realignment: (re)Writing My About Page, a Stub, Part 2
Intentional Practice: Goodbye to All That iPhone Email
Web Realignment: Feeling Naked or the Beginner’s Mind
Web Realignment: (re)Writing My About Page, a Stub
Radical Acceptance: Being Here Now, The Hater Edition
Gratitudes: F.R.
Catalogues: Assets
Death is Very Likely the Single Best Invention of Life
A Transsexual Death
Gratitudes: Ms. H.
Little Somethings: The Lost Kingdoms of Africa
Gratitudes: Hugh McLeod
Website Realignment: What the Heck are These Transgender Cartoons Doing in my Life, Part 2

September

Website Realignment: What the Heck are these Transgender Cartoons Doing in my Life?, Part 1
Radical Acceptance: Clothing
Creativity: My First Story Book
Intentional Practice: Nothing to Say About Anything
Gratitudes: Writing Everyday
Early Morning Ritual
If You Accept Death, Fear Disappears
Radical Acceptance: Embrace Actions Not Expectations
My Eulogy
Making Myself Irrelevant
On Excavating My Own Heart
The Odds of Being Human, On Gratitude
This Breath, or Why Change is Hard
Finding Peace Within
On Saying Nothing
Managing the Irrelevant

2010

June

The FtM Thinks He Can Buy His Masculinity

March

Do You Make This Mistake as an FtM?
Visit the Doctor Like a World-Class Trannie

2009

December

An FtM’s Dilemma

November

The Control Issue

October

Side Effects Include: Enhanced White Privilege

September

The FtM Butt
Do You Like My Bulge?

June

The Real Reason Trannies Transition
The Real Reason Gays Want Marriage

May

The FtM Gets No Satisfaction
The FtM is Shocked
Radical Cootiest Feminist
The FtM Makes a Declaration
The FtM Receives a Compliment
Queerspawn

April

It Take a Village
Privacy
Gender is Theater
Worship Me!
My Body is Wrong
Hormones Can Save You
The Tao of the Transition Story
The FtM Plays God
FtM Bromance
The FtM Asks a Trick Question
Which Came First
The FtM Can’t Be Sexist

March

The FtM Loses His Gender
The FtM Learns Something Shocking
The FtM Keeps His Tools of the Patriarchy
FtMs Find Meaning
The FtM Lets You Know the Deal
FtM Post-Phalloplasty Surgery
Feel Free to Worship Me
Mr Asshat Transsexual

February

The Final Femmethology Cartoons
So What?

January

Back to life.

2008

June

Why I Became a Man

May

Gender: Drop Dead!

April

The Quantum Mechanics of a Pregnant Transman

2007

December

Unto Us A Son is Born

November

Archives
I Forgot

October

The Origin of His Problem
A Short To-Do List

September

The Not Special Penis

July

You Know Your Wife is Devoted When…

May

Where’s the Privilege?
20 Years on Testosterone
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April

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Imagine That
Too Small
Heteroflexible
Pain

March

The Back of the Bus
How Come Nobody Told Me
Bottom Surgery I.D. Checker
But I’m Trans
Bow Tie or Balls?
Something’s Wrong
D.W.T.

February

What Happens Next

2006

November

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh….?

October

Is You a Feminist?
It’s a Bird, A Plane….

September

Very Important Transgenders
The Big Scary
What Are the Questions?

April

Against Heteronormativity
Trannier Than Thou

March

The Zen of Gender
Getting What We Need
Bothand

February

The Natural Arc of My Life
Subsets of Transphobes
Rights Answers to the Wrong Body Question
My Squishy Brain
Wishful Thinking
Hormones Made Me Homophobic

January

Becoming a White Dude
Arselicking Redux
Barbie Made Me Do IT!
Privacy and Going Against Genre

2005

December

FtM on an LGBT Panel
Gender as Branding as Label
Gender, Physical Movement, Permission and Waiting
The Most Important Thing You Need to Know About Transgender

November

Using Gender to Get Into Our Bodies
Of Man Pies, Anatomy and Identity
The Number 1 Reason I Became a Man
All Progress Depends on Transcatual!
More FtM Blues

October

Performativity Schnormativity
Conformity and Transsexualism
Get It Right
Future Artefact
FtM Blues
More on EDCs

August

Self-Publishing - Part 3