Preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday reminds me of the autumnal harvest time’s spiritual significance. As a time of connectedness, I pause to acknowledge what I have to be thankful for. Also, I reflect on the holiday as a time of remembrance — historical and present.
National Public Radio recently aired a series on children who suffer from what some psychologists call a gender identity disorder, also known as transgenderism. The children believe they have been born into the wrong biological body. It is not that the child wants to “become”
Many people ask what I know about the berdache — that sacred person in the native world who is said to be “Two-Spirited” — both female and male. The questioners have read my novel One Is the Sun, which is a historical novel about 19th-century native