Monday, March 30, 2009

Documentary; Whistler

Luis and I were filmed yesterday for a documentary about same-sex couples from the U.S. who go to Canada because one partner can't sponsor the other for U.S. residency.
Then in the afternoon our friend Ken, Luis and I drove to Whistler for the afternoon and evening. It was so beautiful. The entire ride up there is gorgeous. It really is the case where the journey itself is part of the trip.
We'll post pictures soon.
I have been so busy with the follow-up for my career planning class. I narrowed the careers down to a career in radio (probably starting as an associate producer and then reporting and eventually hosting a program); author and professor.
I've already begun research for a book. I'll give more details another time.
I worked at the local public radio station for two days as a freelance associate producer, but then the company announced massive layoffs. I might get more work there this summer.

Monday, March 23, 2009

New York comes to Vancouver

A TV show called "V" shot a pilot in Vancouver, around the corner from us.
Click on the photo below, and see if you can spot anyone you know in some the photos...
A pilot

Monday, March 16, 2009

Separation Anxiety

What a great editorial in the Washington Post ...

Separation Anxiety
Gay couples should be allowed to stay together in the United States.
Monday, March 16, 2009; Page A16

THE UNITING American Families Act would allow gay and lesbian Americans and permanent residents to sponsor their foreign-born partners for legal residency in the United States. The bill, introduced last month in the Senate by Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and in the House by Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), would add "permanent partner" and "permanent partnership" after the words "spouse" and "marriage" in relevant sections of the Immigration and Nationality Act. If passed, it would right a gross unfairness.