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Commitment Ceremony – Panel 2

This is the balance of the commitment ceremony. There are an odd number of vows. In the service, Mark and I alternated reading sentences in the vows, starting over again when we’d gone thru it once. That way, we each said all of the vows.

Birthday 2008

I’ve long believed that we create ourselves by our responses–to situations, to challenges, and of course, to some basic questions. Using journalism’s “4 w’s and and h”, I tried to explore some interesting, defining questions.

Like Eddy

An award for community service to the Miami GLBT community has been given out for years–first from the Dade Human Rights Foundation, and more recently by the Task Force. In 2007, the award was renamed in honor of a longtime community leader and contributor, Eddy McIntyre, who died way before his time. I was the honored recipient of the first renamed award.

Holiday 2002

This was one of the first poemographs. It’s also a return to rhyme, and a direct discussion of some larger political truths in the context of the holiday greeting. The photograph is shot into the pond in Kennedy Park in Lenox, MA. At the time, Bush was getting ready to invade Iraq, which needless to say, I didn’t think was a very good idea!

Holiday 2004

Bush had just “won” re-election. As I was writing this, I wasn’t at all sure how it would come out. I kind of surprised myself with the ending.