First Post: Introduction

I realized that I travel a lot these days. I’m a professional (ish) writer, so I often have book readings, fairs, and college events and what not. Plus, my partner Joey and I just enjoy traveling. This is my ideal lifestyle, and I’ve known that since I was a child. I could never quite picture what I wanted out of life, other than to write and to travel. So here you go.

I made a list of the places we’ve gone the past 9 months or so, and it includes: New York City, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, the Adirondacks, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Montreal, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Ithaca, and small towns in Canada and the Midwest. Most my recent travel has been on the east coast of the U.S., but I’ve also spent some time in California and England.

We are planning a road trip West next fall, because we are moving from Syracuse, New York to Southern California (most likely Ventura). I originally made this blog with that big trip in mind. We will be traveling by car with Joey’s 15 year old son, Drew, and our two cats, Mittens and Snowflake.

Between now and then, I will also update this blog when I’m on the road. I will share my opinions and anecdotes, because strange stuff always seems to happen. Or I just manage to find the strangeness in everyday events. I’m also a photographer, artist, and musician, so I’ll most likely include some more creative documentations as well.

Tomorrow Joey and I leave for a week long trip. He has an appointment in Springfield, Massachusetts with a surgeon, which is very exciting. He is a trans man and is having chest reconstructive surgery. I had the same surgery in 2010. I am also trans. My gender is complicated and it changes. This blog will only deal with that somewhat. It’s mostly about travel, but I suppose I do have a somewhat unique perspective.

After Springfield, we are headed to Boston, where I am reading at a queer open mic event called Moonlighting. I am the featured reader, so I’ll have 30 minutes to read from my newest book. I’m looking forward to it. I haven’t been to Boston since I was a small child.

After Boston, we are driving to NYC, where I have a photo shoot with Amos Mac for the upcoming “Literature” issue of Original Plumbing Magazine. I’m pretty excited to be featured.

So, whether you have read any of my other work or not, I hope you’ll enjoy this blog that documents my future adventures.