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Me Oh My-Oh
 

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1992-2007

1992
Answered Prayers
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1993
Self Discovery
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1994
Sacrifice
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1995
Play It As It Lays
The Way We Weren't

1996
Disclosure
Share It Or Bear It

1997
Choices
I'm Not One Of Them

1998
What Have We To Fear?
God Don't Make No Junk

1999
Work It Out!
What's In A Date?

2000
Cheeks
Life In The Leper Colony

2001
Suicide
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2002
Homeland Security
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2003
One Thing I Know
Letting Go

2004
The Least Of These
Children

2005
Will...or Grace?
The Word

2006
What Plank?
Risk

2007
Believing The Lie
The Greatest Of These

 

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"Feminization of the Transsexual"
Douglas K. Ousterhout,
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Goodbye Joe, me gotta go, me oh my-oh,
Me gotta go in da pirogue down da bayou...

Jambalaya, crawfish pie, me oh my-oh,
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on da bayou.

Observations on my first trip to New Orleans in five years:

- the meeting (American College of Cardiology) is so big as to be overwhelming. There are so many seminars, many scheduled simultaneously. The Morial Convention Center has to be at least a half mile long. I'm learning a lot, but wondering what I'm missing. I'll end up purchasing audio tapes of several of the best sessions.

- one of the biggest highlights for me was connecting with a friend who represents a medical equipment company. She transitioned on the job several years ago with the total support of everyone. That's how it should be for all of us.

- I'll stick to my story: The best food in the Western Hemisphere is prepared and served right here in River City. Oh my goodness, soft shell crab are in season. A little neighborhood place like Uglesich's deep fries them perfectly. I could get my fill after a few weeks. Barbecued shrimp at Pascal's Manale, oyster po-boy at Mother's, crawfish etoufee, ratatouille risotto...I am stuffed like a turkey.

- Yes, I also got my cholesterol checked. Total 163, HDL 71, LDL 64. Crossed lipids. Bring on some more fried seafood. Whatever gets me, it probably won't be plaque.

- It's a lot more fun this way. I could get used to guys calling me "cher" and giving me their seats on the bus. However, there's a whole new set of precautions to observe. I worry a lot more about safety - where not to go after dark, how to guard my purse. I can do it instinctively, but the unfairness stings.

- when I leave New Orleans I'm driving up to Jackson for a couple of days to visit Lee Frances. I wrote my family to let them know of my visit. They haven't replied.

We'll see. I won't get my hopes up too high.


becky@drbecky.com