Drag Queen Non-Adventures in the Far(ish) North

Winter, 1980. I took the¬†train from Eugene, Oregon to Seattle, Washington for – oh, I don’t really remember. A conference or trade show or something like that. This was the days before the internet, so I had used a travel agent to book a hotel in downtown Seattle. It was called the Winston, or Winton, or Windsor, or something like that. It was a little rundown, but clean. I stayed in my room for a while, practicing my juggling and watching the Winter Olympics. But it was dinner time and I was feeling a might peckish, so I called the …

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Is it old age or just an over-active life?

Yesterday was busy, busy, busy. Aunt Carleen and I usually do our shopping on Thursday afternoon, but I took Katsu to the vets instead. We were supposed to do it Friday afternoon, but I had taken Katsu and Lily to the vet at 7:30 and left them there for tests, so I had to go back and get them in the afternoon. By the time I got back home I just didn’t want to go anywhere. So Saturday morning at 8:30, we went to Winco. Nice time to go shopping, actually, not too many people so it takes less time. …

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The People You Meet When You Travel the Street

  I was driving my friend Alison home from work recently. As I pulled up in front of her house, there was a man walking his very large rottweiler on the other side of the street. My window was down, so I remarked, “What a sweet little puppy.” He looked at me and said, “Y’know, when I got him, he was a chihuahua, but the vet put him on steroids and this,” he said, sweeping his arm the length of the ‘puppy’, “is what I got.” I laughed of course. How could I not. He reminded me of my daddy …

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