“Hi there. Nice to be with you. Happy you could stick around,” as Viv Stanshall said at the beginning of The Intro and the Outro. I transitioned, oh, four years ago just as I was turning 51 and have somehow become an underpaid, trans, pansexual, polyamorous, autistic girl – all of which are brand new things in my life. Thankfully, I am all of these things in Portland, OR where I managed to land when it was still affordable. And though some of this stuff has been oh so difficult, I am happier with myself than I’ve ever been. Which, of course, isn’t to say that I’m ** happy ** because, well… you all know. But definitely happier and I’ll take it.