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

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 … Continue reading Polling Training in Santa Barbara, California

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 … Continue reading Queer Postage Censorship is BACK

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 … Continue reading June 17 Wedding Day in Santa Barbara, California