High Desert test Site at the Wonder Valley Institute Contemptorary Art

Miracles?!?! Disappearing curators at the edge of nowhere in a cabin on the high side of the Sheep Hole Pass in wonderland… the crew shows up at the final hour… miracle. Wonder Valley Institute is living up to the name, WONDER. I must say that Chris Veit’s friends REALLY knocked themselves out hanging sheet rock…

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The date was March 24, 2002, according to my digital records. My friends Michael Johnstone and David Faulk, San Francisco based artists came to visit my little homestead in Wonder Valley. They promised me a dress up 🙂 too !!! David being the dress up queenPalm/planetaryEmpress, she got dolled up. Michael and I took out…

Buddha Buddha Buddha

Thank you Shirley, Jill, Lindsley, Gam, Gayle and Joan for the beautiful buddha. Shirley heard me say “We need that buddha for our reception” as we browsed the outdoor little India shop on State Street. Shirley got together with the rest of the girls and her family and bought us the buddha as a wedding…

Front Page Santa Barbara News Press

This morning our neighbor called over to us, to tell us she put our picture from the paper in our mailbox. Click the newspaper for a larger image. For more wedding pictures click this.

June 17 Wedding Day in Santa Barbara, California

Doug and I got to the courthouse steps at 10 til 7. There was no one there. After another half an hour went by people started showing up. We were first through the door. Below you’ll find the first two pictures of my beautiful partner and then the other couples waiting in line to be…

1 day and Doug and Perry will be married.

Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah by kd lang: I never thought I’d see the day that two native California men (one of them being me) would exchange rings and vows at the courthouse, just like everybody else does. OK, so we’re wearing orange kurtas!!! and marigold leis. And as for kd lang, only angels sing like this….

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I was invited a few weeks ago to join a blog/group online. The image I posted there today has my beautiful male lover kissing me on a bar of soap. So, why not post it here on day four of the wedding countdown. Also I wanted to make sure my readers know about the flux-space….

7 Days til we get married.

Doug Smith, do you take Perry Hoffman… Here’s the music video for the 7th day before the fair, sweet, glorious, historic and loving day…No one can take our love away. Certificate or not. We have love. I give you Barry White and Pavarotti singing together, You’re the First, the Last, My Everything… And yes, I…

Annie Sprinkle blesses queer stamp by magentaRaven

I emailed Annie Sprinkle yesterday because I knew she had just got married again and again and again and plans to wed again, with the same person 🙂 She wrote me back to my surprise, as celebrities often don’t write back. So, today I asked for her blessing on the new queerly gay stamp that…

Photographs from the gate to the Tile House

which is in a place called desertWonderland. Newly painted front gate. Also a photograph of the black and white goddesses that watch over my place night and day. They were pleased with all the painting.