Sometimes it seems like the majority of “trans-blogs” focus only on the trans stuff of transition and special oppressions and obstructions. But before we are transsexual or transgender we are people complete with our often unique life experiences and our shared cultures.
Since I started this blog and I started including a lot of other elements and issues. I’m a left winger with an anarchist streak, so I talk about politics. I’m a feminist so I talk about women’s issues. I’m a lesbian so I talk about LGBT/TQA issues.
I’m working class so I talk about the economy, unions, and class issues.
I’m getting old so I write about issues facing older people I recently discovered a site called Time Goes By that deals with the issues of getting older.
I’ve discovered that getting older isn’t for wimps or sissies. And today two separate places had articles regarding two people who are near the top of any list of people I most respect.
When people ask me where I got my politics and how come I grew up to be such a radical, I say, “It’s all Pete Seeger’s fault.”
‘Letters to Answer, and Logs to Split’
Published: October 1, 2010
At Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday celebration last year at Madison Square Garden, Bruce Springsteen called him America’s granddad, but with “a steely toughness that belies that grandfatherly facade.” Now 91, he has just written a new song addressing the Gulf oil spill and, in July, released a new album, “Tomorrow’s Children,” on Appleseed Recordings.
Mr. Seeger and his wife of 67 years, Toshi-Aline Ôhta, spend Sundays around the Dutchess County house he built by hand, unless he grabs his banjo and ventures out to the Beacon Sloop Club. He helped build that, too, by tricking people into volunteering. “I called it a pot-luck supper, and 30 people showed up,” he said. “Food is one of the great organizing tools.”
And then there is Joan Baez
From Time Goes By: http://www.timegoesby.net/weblog/2010/10/elder-music-joan-baez.html
Diamonds and Rust performed at Camp Casey