Today, the raven leaping into flight from the telephone pole in front of our house in Santa Barbara. Relevance?! Yesterday I had health insurance for one afternoon, or the promise of it coming February first. Today my husband's employer says NO. Yesterday I received an email from another country that made me sad... because people … Continue reading Birds, buddhas, wars and artists, health insurance and same sex marriage…
I am emotionally blown away by the film. Milk. I lived in San Francisco for 25 years. I lived on Castro Street a block away from Harvey's camera store. He was an incredible sweet man to know in the neighborhood, always a smile. Shopped for film at his store, back in the day when there … Continue reading MILK
I really do feel for the postal workers in Chicago.
This Saturday was inspirational and a great reminder that there are huge numbers of str8 people and religious groups that are supporting the gay community. There were some great speakers, talking about their children and their equal rights!!! There were teachers and clergy speaking out in support of legalizing LOVE. Santa Barbara was one place … Continue reading National Rally against Prop H8 Santa Barbara
Find your local place of protest. We have managed to elect a black president, so now let's include EVERYONE in this major move to equality and justice for ALL. And from a Joni Mitchell song... "is justice, just ice?"
We just saw the film "Chris & Don a Love Story" at the Santa Barbara LGBTQ Film Festival. Very excellent film. Don Bachardy was at the showing in SB and spoke afterwards and took questions. Amazing to hear this man tell his story of love and art. When I got home I did some research … Continue reading Chris & Don a Love Story
Let's see?!?! They stitch you up when you go to the emergency room, they delivery your babies, they fly airplanes and drive police cars. Gay people teach your children in school. Gay people are elected officials and lawyers. I'm sure there are gay people working in the grocery store you shop at. There are gay … Continue reading What do gay people do?
These are two new works in progress. They are clay hands made from castings of my husband's hand and my own. I am calling them lover's hands. One hand has a wedding ring. I was married in California. It was the happiest day of my life. It will remain so. I will celebrate my wedding … Continue reading Lovers Hands