January 17, 2016
Forty-Six Years Together
December 17, 2015
Some photos from my weekend in San Francisco.
After "Recycle The Fruitcake" the Director had Mr. UPS (who was very popular with the audience) come back with the Trump poster so that the audience could take photos. While singing, chorus members held up, one by one, photos of "fruitcakes." They were Liberace, Richard Simmons, Pee Wee Herman (each one getting a good laugh), and then Donald Trump to which the audience reacted with a great roar. It was clearly the peak of excitement for the whole concert...in both performances that I attended. The Director said that when they came up with this idea four weeks ago it had seemed a bit iffy, but as the weeks passed the idea became better and better.
That's Darrell who I met at the Billy gathering at Halloween. I ran into him at the 440.
These are "Official" hair cuts. Anything else is simply unofficial. This is hanging in the barbershop where G. Fry works.
December 9, 2015
He was in the courtyard eating lunch with several of people near the corridor where he had been working as the shooting began. Daniel, always more concerned about everyone around him than himself, began screaming “Get out! Go! Get out now! Hurry!” He began pushing people out of harms way, urging them to the safety of the door before he was shot and killed.
October 14, 2015
A few weeks ago I spent a pretty fabulous weekend at the Wildwood Retreat in the hills above Guerneville. I'd never been to Guerneville or Wildwood before. It's full of trees! And it rains!
Experienced Wildwood campers told me the fog would fill the valleys below during the night, but even expecting that, at first glance I thought I was seeing a lake when I walked out there on my first morning.
The skeleton of the sweat lodge. This was my first time ever doing a sweat lodge and, man, was it hot! Wish I had a thermometer so I could make an objective comparison to a Finnish sauna. It was a great experience with seven guys and one woman (the leader). She said she could have fit 20 guys in the sweat lodge!
The campgrounds. Nicely level, but it seemed odd to hear the wooden sound if I dropped something inside my tent.
Under the cloth is an effigy that Kirk Prine puts together over the course of a year. It will be burned on the winter solstice at Baker Beach.
Here, Kirk Prine explains in this video. Besides this, he's a fabulous facilitator for a variety of psycho-circles (or whatever you might call that head stuff).
October 13, 2015
Rare Volunteer Opportunity In Palm Springs
Volunteers are needed Friday, Nov 6 to set up, Nov 7 & 8 to staff the event and on Nov 8 to teardown. This is a great opportunity for Burners, admirers and anyone else looking for a penetrable experience that will bathe them in amazing music, state-of-the-art lighting, and the furry futuristic wool of a 40' long sheep whose only entrance is in the rear.
Volunteers for setup and teardown shifts will be directed in assembling the sheep by experienced BAAAHS staff. They'll need to be able to lift moderately heavy items (under 50 lbs). Some experience with tools or basic construction is nice but not required. BAAAHS will provide safety gear and training.
BAAAHS debuting in the Coachella Valley will provide a stage for queer artists on Palm Canyon Dr. during the annual Palm Springs Pride Festival.
Follow the link above to find the volunteer form to fill out and submit.
What is BAAAHS? An art car from Burning Man. You can see it towering over this crowd during this year's Naked Pub Crawl. Normally there would be lasers in the eyes, but lasers were banned at Burning Man this year.
October 7, 2015
Pastor Jesse Sanchez
These are the words of Pastor Jesse Sanchez of Living Word In The Desert, and is, BTW, the person responsible for creating the Brownstown gang.
Mayor Adam Sanchez considers Pastor Jesse Sanchez to be his pastor. He has recognized him officially at a City Council meeting and brought him to the Carl May Center to do the Mayor's swearing-in.
The gays will never take over because they cannot multiply. So they have to adopt children and teach him their perverted ways. I seen a video where gays are screaming saying we want your children I wonder why? To rape them to teach them perverted stuff to brainwash them from being a real man or a real woman. Now I have helped gay people and they have changed but the truth is the truth. Use some common sense. There is no babies without a woman they need a real man to make that happen. You don't see no gay dogs and you don't see no gay cats it's always male female. If you thrown in jail its for a good reason maybe now people wake up and believe ...Jesus said we will be persecuted for his namesake Jesus love people even gays. He died for the whole world sinners he's just waiting for us to choose his love sin is ugly. Most of they guys that talk to where molested or raped. So in their mind
This showed up on Facebook at some time (maybe yesterday?) and I did not see the original, but only this screengrab. If I'd seen the original I would have gotten you the full text, but there's enough here to establish his deep ignorance, bigotry and homophobia.
I've been reluctant to say, because I don't want to jinx it, but since I moved to Desert Hot Springs in September 2004 I have not been made aware of any homophobia, racism, anti-semitism or any other hatefulness in Desert Hot Springs. Which would be something of a surprise, if one were to judge us only on the way we fight among ourselves.
But now those silly naive 11 years are over, thanks to the Mayor's pastor spreading his Christian love. He reveals in his rant more than he intends. He, like most other homophobic bigots, forgets there are female homosexuals. It's not homosexuals he's against, it's homosexual men. If God thinks it's a sin (I'll just let you know right now that he does not) then he thinks it's a sin for both men and women. When Pastor Sanchez focuses solely on male homosexuals he reveals his own personal fears, not God's. And why is Pastor Sanchez so afraid of gay men? There's usually only one good explanation for that.
As far as I know, Mayor Sanchez has not addressed this issue. He still has Pastor Sanchez listed as an "Outstanding Citizen" on his website.
September 25, 2015
OMG! Kim Davis Does Have A Gay "Friend"
And his name is Dallas Black. Whether or not he is a friend, depends on your definition of friend. I would classify their relationship as something between "passing acquaintance" and "good acquaintance." He wouldn't go out to lunch with her, but he has her phone number.
Mr. Black says she's changed from the nice lady he used to know:
"I really don’t know who Kim is at the moment. I really want to believe that the kind, sweet person who was there when my mom passed away is still there," he said. "I was friends with Kim in the past, but I don’t know this woman I’ve been seeing."
BTW, Kentucky has no provision for the recall of elected officials. Nor does it allow citizen initiatives, so unless she gets impeached (I assume that is possible), Kim Davis can just sit there and draw her pay until the next election.
September 24, 2015
The Hunt Is On!
Kim Davis is playing the favorite game of bigots, this particular variation being "I have gay friends." She claims she has already denied a marriage license for a gay friend.
So the hunt has begun to find her gay friend(s). If you are her gay friend, major media want to interview you. If you are scummy enough, you can probably sell your story.
Maybe she met her gay friend(s) in jail, so I hope the media don't overlook that place.
September 22, 2015
Believe It Or Not!
I just checked my calendar and, yes, it IS 2015.
It is not a coincidence that the Log Cabin Republicans are being permitted to participate in the California Republican party now.