Category Archives: Mythology

A Thank You

I would like to take a moment to talk about my family.  I don’t know that I’ve gone into a lot of specifics about my family on this blog.  But family truly is a huge part of my life – … Continue reading

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The Boy and the Nettles

Taking a break from my studies because I cannot get this blog post out of my head, try as I might (“out, out, damn spot!”), and I don’t think my geology professor will accept an essay on gender transition in … Continue reading

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My Year Was a Breeze When Compared to the Labours of Hercules

In about two and a half weeks, I will hit the one-year anniversary of my “official” self-realization/pseudo-coming out. Okay, I literally just wrote that sentence, and even I am not one-hundred percent sure what it means.  But whatever, it’s going … Continue reading

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Reckoning with the Past, Reckoning with the Future

My family and friends are all in different stages when it comes to settling with my new name/pronouns and changing how they think of me.  I’ve noticed that most people have a lot of trouble when referring to me in … Continue reading

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My Odyssey

Odysseus, Greek hero and King of Ithaca, achieved great fame for his exploits during the Trojan War – a war in which he never wanted to participate.[1] This champion made his fame by – among other feats –  orchestrating the … Continue reading

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The Strange Song of Hannah

The Book of Samuel begins by describing the plight of Hannah, one of the wives of Elkanah.[1] Elkanah’s other wife, Peninnah, tormented Hannah, and Elkanah’s misguided attempts at comfort – “Why is your heart sad? Am I not more to … Continue reading

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Daedalus or Icarus?

Daedalus lived in exile (he killed his nephew) on the island of Crete.  A brilliant Athenian architect, he designed the labyrinth, which kept the Minotaur at bay.  He helped Theseus navigate the labyrinth and defeat the Minotaur, perhaps hoping that, … Continue reading

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