I love the days when I can sit next to or across from someone I love while we both work on our computer. No conversation, just deep in whatever we’re doing. All day. That was my day today. As a result, IO was able to finish my preparations for a conference at which I’m speaking later in the fall and for an external review of an LGBT Center which will happen in two weeks. We took breaks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and we took turns walking Dooney, and, of course, we had college football on TV which we only pretended to watch.
Erik let me know that the Tampa LGBT Film Festival is now advertising our film and tickets are available, so I sent the info to my friends in Florida. I hope many of them will take a weekend trip to Tampa to see the film. After the film, Andrea and I are doing a panel chat with Nadine Smith of Equality Florida. I both like and respect Nadine and look forward to seeing her again. I’m excited to share the film with my granddaughters and their dad who live in nearby St. Pete. I hope my daughter and her husband will come to the screening….
Erik will be with us in Tampa and he’s also coming to Seattle for the film festival screening on Oct. 11 at 7:30 PM. (Tampa is Oct. 5th at 2:45.) I’m so happy that he’s joining us. He adds so much to the film and to the Q&A after.
Due to the very quiet day and my contended feeling of accomplishment, I’ll close for now and watch the glorious sunset here. Tomorrow we hike…
My Meditation (from Women’s Spirit):I cannot have what I want if I do not wish it for others. If I catch myself feeling jealous or mean, I’ll take charge of my thoughts. Only I can turn them around.
On this day in LGBT history (from QUIST and/or Lavender Effect): 1956 – American psychologist Evelyn Hooker, UCLA, shares her paper “The Adjustment of the Male Overt Homosexual” at the American Psychological Association Convention in Chicago. After administering psychological tests, such as the Rorschach, to groups of homosexual and heterosexual males, Hooker’s research concludes homosexuality is not a clinical entity and that heterosexuals and homosexuals do not differ.
It’s good to be 67!
What happened with you today?