Thursday, January 10, 2019


My daughter has been anxious to leave the nest for awhile now, but has been unsuccessful finding a nest to purchase. So she has decided to rent and found a studio loft apartment in a converted factory in Hartford.

We visited the apartment on Monday, fell in love with the place and she will be moving in soon.

Coincidentally, the old factory also houses the offices of an LGBT organization on my list for potential volunteering.

Originally, the organization was low on my list because I was a little leery about the neighborhood and I was not enamored about the commute to and from Hartford.

I researched the neighborhood and it turns out it is rated one of the safer neighborhoods in Hartford. And the commute is not too bad... 25 minutes door-to-door. Since I will be a volunteer, I can probably choose my hours and avoid the morning and evening rush hours, so that makes the commute even easier.

As a result, the organization is now at the top of my list.

Source: Rue La La
Wearing a Prada bag and a Tahari suit (Source: Rue La La).

Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury femulating in a music video for The Great Pretender.


  1. The True Colors neighborhood is pretty good. I have walk through it at night coming from Real Art Ways' Creative Cocktail Hour with never a problem.
    Speaking of True Colors did your workshop get accepted?

    1. That's good to know about the neighborhood. Thank you for that comment, Diana.

      I have not heard from True Colors or Transgender Lives regarding my workshop proposals. Have you heard anything about your workshops?

  2. It came in yesterday's mail so maybe it will come today. My workshop is on Trans History and this year I'm doing it with Dallas Denny.

    1. I'd like to see that. I hope we don't have a scheduling conflict. What time is your workshop?

  3. Hartford is named after Hertford an English town near me
    Hertford was first mentioned in 673 so it us a bit older