Monthly Archives: June 2014

Second Thoughts on Being Invisible

My post the other day about the lack of visibility for trans folks I must admit was so full of blaming others that it’s not even funny.  I could have easily revised it or taken it off but then I … Continue reading

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Coming Out in A Big Way!

Santa Fe Pride Day on the Plaza Saturday June 28, 2014 What else is there to say! Deanna Joy Hallmark

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Queer and Proud of It

As a recently post-op transgender woman this past February, this year’s Pride Parade and Festival this weekend in Santa Fe and in many communities around the country and the world, has taken on a complete new meaning for me, as … Continue reading

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Taking the Wind Out the Sails When It’s Blowing Us Off Course

I have been noticing lately that there are a lot of well-meaning folks out there purporting to be trans-allies and trans-advocates who seem to not be doing those of us who are transgender a favor, but rather making it more … Continue reading

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Vulnerability and Mindfulness

Last evening I went to our Santa Fe town plaza ,probably the oldest in post Columbian America still in use after more than four centuries. Every summer, many evenings there is live music from a bandstand recently rebuilt on the Plaza and last night … Continue reading

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The True Meaning to Me of “Living Outside of the Box”

A dear young friend of mine with whom I have formed a connection was writing in his Facebook status the other evening about a change in his present living situation and he mentioned a few possibilities to tide him over … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Deanna

“When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”      -Sherlock Holmes Science, whether it be physics or politics is about having an idea, a supposition, if you will, and then experimenting with the … Continue reading

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“I’m Just Saying!”

I responded to a post earlier today which delved into the topic of defining evolving terminology with regard to gender and sex.  My response was not a critique of the content. As far as I was concerned, the post covered a lot … Continue reading

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Is Home Really Where the Heart Is?

I was inspired to write this post by a sister transgender blogger who most probably already recognizes who she is. With my late beloved wife passed away and our son living far away, I have the task of redefining what “home” means to … Continue reading

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Why Are Men More Likely to Be “Couch Potatoes?”

I have been thinking about a lot more things lately.  This not to say that I don’t think about a lot of things all of the time. My experience living in a woman’s shoes has shown me that as a woman, I … Continue reading

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