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Friday, May 7, 2010

Goodbye And Hello!

Goodbye and Hello

Sounds like the title of a song.

Actually, it is. Apparently Tim Buckley had a song by that name.


It's a good way to start this post off, however, since my friend, Lori, is a fab songwriter and musician.

I would love to sing a duet with her....if I could sing.

And, you know, Nicky and Teri are darn good song writers and guitar players too!

Can four sing a duet (I'll just hum along)?

But I want more!

Let's include Stana and Rebecca....

Stace and Chrissie.

Lucy and Debbie....

Véronique and Christianne....

Amy and Bree....

Melissa and Karen....

Chloe and De Sube....

Petra and Michelle....

And the list just goes on and on.

You know, that's a choir group and not a duet. A very special choir group.

And why is this group special?

Because these are all bloggers and every one of them knows Lori.

That's write, THE Lori!

THE Lori of T-Central.

This wonderful list of blogs, links and featured posts was established by Lori as a way to introduce new bloggers to the transgender community.

A lovely idea, it was.

But, it grew way beyond that.

There's been a lot going on behind the scenes.

You see, Lori, besides just listing links and featuring posts, is also a matchmaker.

She has come to know just about every blogger listed on T-Central. I'm talking phone conversations, emails, personal visits, chats, etc.

Our girl is dedicated to the T Community and I love her for that.

Thanks to Lori's matchmaking convictions, I've made several new friends for life and, I know there are many of you out there who can also thank Lori for new friendships.

So, Lori is a special woman and T-Central is a very special resource for us.

But, Lori is leaving T-Central and it seems that I'm left to fill some very big shoes (mind you, I'm sure Lori is a perfect size 8 in both shoes and waist, so the term "large" here is not reflective of our girl's shoe measurements).

I wrote more about all of this here, if you're interested.

But, this is supposed to be the "Hello" part of a two-part post.



I'm going to try to fill those shoes as best I can, with the assistance of our other T-Central moderators, Renee, Christianne, and Véronique, because T-Central must live on.

There are new friendships to be made.

There are new blogs to list.

There are some wonderful posts to feature.

I'm just a custodian of Lori's T-Central.

That's right. LORI'S T-Central is what this site will always be to me.

Please keep checking in.

You never know when YOUR blog will be featured right here.

Please let us know about new blogs.

And, please try to put up with me as your new and humble custodian of LORI's T-Central.

Calie xx

[A late addition to this post: Lori mentioned this in her comment to this post:

Actually, Renee Knipe came up with the first idea of a separate site that just hosted her blogs and links. I took that idea and ran with it, and apparently so did others!]


  1. Love geting to know you Calie:D

  2. T-Central goes from strength to strength. Thanks in advance for great labors on behalf of the many...


  3. Good luck here Calie! T-Central was one of Lori's best ideas. Hope it continues to grow.

  4. A big warm hug to my girlfriend, Calie, for caring so much about all of us!

    Thanks for taking up the torch, sweetie!

    Melissa XX

  5. Actually, Renee Knipe came up with the first idea of a separate site that just hosted her blogs and links. I took that idea and ran with it, and apparently so did others!

    Calie, while I'm confident that T-Central will still be a valuable resource for many, I'm equally as confident that you'll do a fine job. I'll be checking in every once in a while, so "leave the light on for me!"

  6. and just so you know my little secret, I'm a size 12/14 in pants and wear women's 12 and sometimes 13 shoes. Size 8? Ha, don't think I'll ever get that small.
    I'm also 6 feet tall.

  7. Well, girl, I'm a 12 skirt/pants and a 12 shoe and I', 6 feet. We can share!!!


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