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The Prop 8 Trial

It’s unusual for me to find someone stating my own perspective on something better than I can.  It’s even more rare when that statement is coming from someone I thought hadn’t even the awareness of that perspective, much less agreed with it. Nonetheless that’s where I find myself today.  Both in an op-ed piece in [...]

Jeff & Malia’s Wedding

My nephew got married. Probably more traumatic for me than him–how could I have a nephew old enough to get married????

For My Mother at 75

Obviously, I didn’t take this photo (I’d have been young to be doing such good self-portraits!)

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.

Commitment Ceremony – Panel 1

When Mark and I decided to have a commitment ceremony, it was immediately clear to me that I couldn’t recite anyone else’s words. So we explored what we wanted the ceremony to say, and then I wrote it. Written in rhyme (natch), the ceremony explores the nature of relationships, looking at traits common to none, some, all and specifically, ours. The entire ceremony was originally presented in a program book, and posted here are two posters made from the program book. The audio for this is done individually, so each section of the ceremony is recorded separately.