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Howdy, folks. By way of , as it says on the tin, I , I , and I . I've been in the Fediverse since 2017, but I've just moved to the Wandering Shop.

Looking over past posts from my previous home, I seem to have dedicated quite a few bytes to events in , how to be a , in local , plus contemporary and culture.

So, you may see more of that in this space, plus long sentences, Oxford commas, and .

Legacy Founders Cottage has helped people in with /#AIDS for decades. Want to help Legacy keep doing their amazing work? Come to this year’s Stocking Auction.

Round-Up Saloon
3912 Cedar Springs
Dec 8, 7pm-10pm

In years past we’ve been able to count on having a for-real auctioneer, cabaret, our local version of the Rockettes, plus plenty of and .

Details: allevents.in/dallas/stocking-a

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Our Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were out in the , offering an alternative to the Salvation Army by collecting donations for our local food pantry.

#Food! Glorious Food! 

Can’t drop your guard, 2 of 2:

This Saturday, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are doing there own bell-ringing to support our local food pantry, right at our ’s “ground zero”, and I plan to be there.

We’ve survived this nonsense before, we’ll do it again, and we’ll just have to re-educate all the shop owners.

Can’t drop your guard, 1 of 2:

Five years after we kicked them out of our and hipped local merchants to their rep, a new store manager just let a Salvation Army bell ringer solicit outside his shop —right out where our more gentle, wounded souls can get re-traumatized.

I politely asked the store’s probably-minimum-wage cashier to ask her boss to do a search for “‘salvation army’ + ” and to remember he makes his money from the community.

“Yo Nena”, el cuento verdadero de una niñita qué sabía que era niña desde que podía hablar. En este día en que nos acordamos de la tragedia, men encantó oír una historia que me da esperanza para el futuro. Viva Luana.

Audio: npr.org/2019/11/18/780468606/y

Transcripción: radioambulante.org/transcripci

inglés/english: radioambulante.org/en/translat

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En el aniversario de la #RevoluciónMexicana, la historia de Amelio Robles:
Un coronel trans que, durante su vida, logró ser reconocido oficialmente como hombre 💪👨‍✈️⚔️ #trans #mexico #ameliorobles #revolucion

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My 15yo kid just came out to me tonight as trans male. In order to be more supportive, I would really like some feedback from other trans folks on how to assist or better understand this process, especially on how that works today vs 30 years ago.

Caveat- I had a parent who is trans, but this isn't the same kind of relationship. I would actually be assisting my minor child in this change, so that makes me a more active participant in the process.

Feel free to boost. #trans

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Bragging on my own projects. 

I suppose I should just accept that some time in the last decade, when I wasn’t paying attention, Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos transformed from “” to “.

I don’t mind.

It’s important for , especially those living outside , to practice our unique traditions; and for them to stay vibrant and relevant, our practices will need to keep evolving.

thisiscolossal.com/2019/10/ske

#Dallas-specific #voting information 

I know it seems like such a small thing, but after paying to maintain many of our city’s Civil-Rights-era Civil War monuments, one of which stared down at me for decades, I’m really going to enjoy having publicly-funded crosswalks in the middle of the .

dallasvoice.com/construction-s

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En el cumpleaños 165 de Oscar Wilde, la historia del trágico final... de un gran escritor 💔📚 #oscarwilde #escritor #historia

The next time I need to meditate on something beautiful, I’m going to revisit these :

“Lavish Portraits by Lakin Ogunbanwo Document the Contemporary Traditions of Brides”

thisiscolossal.com/2019/10/e-w

I've seen my share of regional differences in observances. Until recently, I'd never known one to include a parade. The last time I was in on that day, the central square was one big celebration of culture; A guy started parading a skull around the square; It was quickly discouraged. Now I've learned City has been sponsoring parades for the past few years. Maybe that's why is now giving it a try.

meetup.com/lets-start-off-with

#Dallas-Specific #Voting Information 

1/2) Once again, I've assembled my altar for Day of the Dead a bit early, because there simply won't be any time to do so later on in the month.

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