Birds, buddhas, wars and artists, health insurance and same sex marriage…

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…

Polling Training in Santa Barbara, California

I signed up to work this years election. Today I went to the training session. Joseph Holland, County Clerk was there to give us a welcome talk. He said they are expecting a “tsunami of voters” this year. Perhaps 85% turn out. I find this whole process to be somewhat amazing and I am happy…

Queer Postage Censorship is BACK

Clearly there are issues I am unaware of with zazzle and the postal system. Here’s a stamp they approved and now, without warning have deleted from my site on zazzle. What’s the deal? Here’s my original post. Email just in: I am on with content review, they didn’t remove the image. There is no record…

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…

The Phone Rang…it was Zazzle

Well surprise surprise… my phone rang and it was Karen from zazzle. She noticed quite a bit of traffic around my stamp. She wanted to talk with me directly and set the record straight with zazzle. She explained why the first stamp design couldn’t be on a stamp or a coffee mug: The words California…

Lies lies lies

God, how I hate having to depart from the beautiful dolphins into madness/politics. But here you have it. If you’d like to see some interesting footage of double speak by John McCain… and thank you to Queerty for this update. Also on the eQual rights front, interesting information at the Bilerico Project.

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…