Herdeljezi Roma Festival in Sebastopol is something I’d love to attend every year. Lots of singing and dancing and some very fine presentations this year. I toyed with the idea of supporting a film based on David Martin’s lecture called The Lavender Palette, a history of gay visual artists in the Pacific Northwest. Our conversations caused me to do some preliminary research and review of the fabulous art produced in this region over the past decades. Got to know Richard Schneider of Klee Wyk a little better through this project and paid respects to his partner, Bud McBride in the spring. I finished another little project (with Carol McKinley): a short condensed gay history of Olympia. We published a broadside with “walking tour” in time for Pride celebrations.
Mary Randlett continues to educate and inspire. Just last week she dropped off a copy of The Genius of Place, the life of Frederick Law Olmsted.
I finished rewriting and then, finally, responding