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Queer Feminist Radio Ahead: The Pink Mic Comes to KVWV

Amanda Hodges Pink Mic

KVWV Bellingham Community Radio is growing and a number of diverse, local shows are being added weekly. The nonprofit station features Pacifica Network programs like “Informativo Pacifica” the “Black Agenda Report” and the feminist program, “The F Word,” and is adding local shows like “Lummi Live, with Freddy Lane” starting May 13. KVWV’s newest addition is “The Pink Mic,” with host, “Jayne Doe – Anonymous Femme” Amanda Hodgins of the band “Fallopia” is the voice behind Jayne Doe. We talked about the show and her take on queerness in Bellingham.

Tell me a bit about yourself:

I grew up in Kent where I was raised on bands like the Pet Shop Boys, The Smiths, New Order, and Erasure. Suffice it to say, it was a fun household full of dance parties. My dad actually has significant hearing loss due to listening to music so loud in our living room – we frequently had cops coming to our door at 11PM on school nights. So, I guess the important things about me are that I’m a music lover, a feminist, and an avid tea drinker.

What’s your background with feminism/queer issues and music?

I did a radio show at my college station for two years where I only played bands with at least one femme member. It was a great time for myself, other womyn, and other queers to hear themselves represented. I also interviewed femme musicians and talked about feminism. That was the start to my experience with feminism and queer issues in music. No, I began when I started to play music. I wanted to be a musician but was not encouraged to do so and never saw myself represented in musical spaces like harder rock. So, my background begins with personal experience as a womyn/femme in music and extends to my first radio show where I got to talk about that experience and the experience of others in the community.

Sounds like you’re very passionate. What are you most passionate about in life?

I am most passionate about gender issues and getting to dialogue with others about it. I also feel very passionate about lipstick, even though I always get some on my teeth. Every. Time.

And what pisses you off?

People who don’t know how to use a roundabout. Mornings. And the lack of femmes in music. It seriously pisses me off that I go to a show in Bellingham and there are maybe one or two womyn on the bill…MAYBE. It’s important to see ourselves up there to know that we matter and that, yes, we can make music, too.

Tell me about your show, “The Pink Mic”

The Pink Mic will be a space for femmes and womyn to hear themselves represented in a community that is otherwise about dudes. I will play local acts and music that contains at least one femme member. The show provides a space for music that is otherwise ignored and not given room since music is still a boys club. I’ll discuss local, Bellingham community issues that pertain to feminist thought, discussion, and musicianship. It will encourage debate, conversation, and interviews in between the music. It will be a haven for local, female/queer musicians. At least, that’s what I’m hoping! I will welcome ideas and thoughts from other femmes, queers, and womyn in our community because this show is for us.

Is there enough local music that is queer/feminist?

I intend to play about eighty percent Bellingham bands. I’ll also play some Seattle, Olympia, and Portland acts. My music will feature only local bands that have at least one femme or queer member. So, I’d say the answer is yes. Unfortunately, there aren’t a ton of acts, former or current, that contain more than one femme or queer member. However, this show will seek to inspire that to change! I’ll be keeping my ears out for more and more local music that represents us.

Will it include issues and perspectives from trans identified women?

That’s why I love the word femme! It seems inclusive to any feminine presenting person. Whether they are gender queer, a trans woman, or a cis woman

What about other people with trans identities and genders?

I hope to bring attention to issues related to those who are not cis men or who are not passing as men. Because privilege is attached to those who are cis men or who are passing as men.

What topics do you want to cover?

The show scene in Bellingham. Bellingham Femme/queer/feminist business owners. Local legislation affecting us (LGBTQ and feminist issues.) Street Harassment in Bellingham, what spaces are safe for us

— dudes and straight people are everywhere! Also, whatever the community wants to talk about! I want to hear from them.

What do you think about the Bellingham queer community?

I’ve only been in Bellingham about a year now. So, I don’t have the experience to say what it is or isn’t. I can say that, at first, people were very stand-offish. Understandably so, as this is a community that has been continually infiltrated.

Continually infiltrated?

It’s obvious that, worldwide, LGBTQ communities have been continuously invaded by straight people. I mean, in Bellingham specifically you see it in Rumors. My good friend from Seattle was talking to me about a notable gay bar in Seattle. He gets furious when straight couples come in there to get wasted and gawk at his community. I mean, you get everywhere else. Why do you need this space? And when you are in it, why take up so much of it? So, when I showed up, it was understandable no one wanted to welcome me with open arms. For all anyone else knew, I was just another person unintentionally taking over.

Some of my lesbian friends have talked about having a “Take Back the Bar” night! One day we’ll go in and cut in on all the heterosexual dance couples. What’s your dream for the Bellingham queer community?

My dream for the Bellingham queer community, and every community, is for our voices and faces to be more represented in every space. I dream of the day that I see femmes on stage just as often as I see cis men. That’s what I dream of! We need more of us on stage and in the crowd.

How can community radio be good for LGBTQ communities in Bellingham?

Your voices can be heard! Your issues can be discussed. Your music can be played. I think it’s a great platform for us.

Finish this sentence: Bellingham would be perfect if:

…womyn and queers were on stage just as much as the boys!

“The Pink Mic” debuts this month on KVWV FM. The live show airs Tuesdays from 7-9 PM on KVWV.org For more information or to be involved with the show, contact amandajhodgins@hotmail.com

Originally printed in May, 2015 Issue of the Betty Pages

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Spice: The Pot Drug that Isn’t.

You might have heard about a few search-and-seizures regarding a newer synthetic drug called “Spice.” Meghan Lever is a youth counselor and chemical dependency professional. Sergeant Keith Johnson is the former drug unit supervisor for the Bellingham Police Department. We sat down to discuss this substance that’s being talked about as “synthetic pot.”

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The Curious Queer: A recent news piece said spice found at a Ferndale business search-and-seizure. What is spice?

Sergeant Johnson: Spice is a synthetic cannabinoid which is a chemical that mimics THC but is often a lot more powerful.

TCQ: So it’s like pot? Fake pot?

Lever: A synthetic cannabinoid attaches to the same receptors in the brain as THC. It is not synthetic pot. It’s a completely different substance that reacts with the brain in a similar way to THC.

TCQ: Does it look like pot?

Lever: It’s sprayed on dried leaves. If you wanted to compare it to weed, it’s like getting a bag of “shake.”

TCQ: Does it affect people the same way as marijuana? 

Lever: It depends on the person. THC attaches to certain brain receptors and spice attaches ten times tighter to those same receptors. Anything you experience smoking weed, you could experience smoking spice, but ten times more. But what’s called “spice” is more than fifty known compounds now, so it varies a lot.

TCQ: So the way spice is prepared, it’s not consistent from batch to batch, or dose to dose?

Lever: Absolutely

Lever: They’re diluting chemicals and spraying them on leaves. So you take a chemical that comes in powder form, dilute it and spray it on leaves. How do you regulate how much is on each leaf?

TCQ: Where is this chemical coming from?

Johnson: All over the place. It’s being made in town, by people of varying levels of experience. The chemicals keep changing. In larger scale operations, the chemicals they’re using are constantly evolving to make sure they’re not illegal. That’s been a challenge for law enforcement.

Lever:   And not detectable when it comes to urinalyses (UAs.)

TCQ: Is using spice dangerous? Fatal?

Johnson: There haven’t been local fatalities. Some people have a wildly varying reaction. That’s when you get calls about people doing crazy and stupid things. And there’s a myriad of brands and different substances so people don’t know what they’re buying.

Lever: The most common thing I hear is people feeling like they’ve had seizures or their friends are having seizures. They may not be able to medically identify what a seizure is, but that’s what they’re saying happened. People also report vomiting instantly and sometimes have a blackout moment at the same time. People are going to hospitals because of the reactions they have.

TCQ: If people get a high dose that affects them that strongly, does it also affect their behavior?

Johnson: Sure. There was a call where officers found someone completely incoherent, running around all over the place, couldn’t hold still and ended up fighting with the officers. Later we learned that’s completely not the kind of person she is normally.

TCQ: So if we’re in one of the few places where recreational marijuana is legal, why would anyone take spice instead?

Lever: To pass UAs. To pass drug tests. Being underage. Just because weed is legal over 21, you still have a lot of people who are under 21. It’s also pretty addictive. If you ask the kids I work with, “would you rather smoke spice or weed?” They would pick weed. But suddenly, they’re on probation, they have to pass drug tests. They tried spice, and now it’s like, “spice is my drug of choice. That’s what I do.”

TCQ: And people who sell it disguise it as something legal?

Lever: People sell it as potpourri or incense and label it as “not for human consumption.”  Chemical compounds are labeled as a combination of letters and numbers, and if you change any one of those you change what the chemical compound is. So it’s really, really hard for any sort of law to keep up with that if all it takes is changing a small piece of a chemical compound. You don’t change the branding or the packaging, just what you sprayed on it and keep selling it.

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MediaWatch: Hour Of the Wolf and Bellingham Community Radio

Curious as to where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing? Canada’s Dyke Writer just post a great overview of Bellingham Community Radio and my show, “The Hour of the Wolf News.” The show touches on news of the week, delves into themes and conversations, features local storytellers and concludes with a tarot of the week.

The audio is a bit rough, because we’re using old, borrowed equipment! Help us get on the air at our IndieGoGo campaign!

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Why KVWV needs your voice and support!

Bellingham is blessed to have a thriving independent media scene, with so many local papers and perspectives adding to the dialogue about what makes our town special and how we can improve the community. 94.9 KVWV-FM seeks to fill our airwaves and programming schedule with many of these distinct voices and to put onto the airwaves the community organizations and non-profits that are working at the front lines to make our city more sustainable, resilient and respectful of our diversity of culture and identity. In our video you can see some of the great ideas we have gotten already from community members for locally produced shows, many of those faces hoping to get on the airwaves themselves to cover agricultural issues, youth and elder voices, LGBTQ perspectives, local music, environmental issues, Indigenous perspectives…

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By Bellingham, for Bellingham: Community Radio is (almost) Here!

Bellingham Community Radio

KVWV’s fledgling studio

I’m excited to be part of the Planning Committee of Bellingham Community Radio, a low-powered (LPFM) non-profit radio station that aims to serve and represent people from all perspectives and backgrounds in Bellingham. The station is not on the air yet, but streaming at bellinghamcommunityradio.org. Under the auspices of Make.Shift Art Space, we have an opportunity to create radio that includes, local music, Latino/a, youth, LGBTQ, and many other voices. I sat down with two other Planning Committee members, Matt Fu and Spencer Willows, to talk about where we are and where we’re headed—and what we need to get there.

The Curious Queer:  Introduce yourselves:

Spencer: I’m Spencer Willows and I’ve lived in Bellingham for 20 years. I’m a big fan of music and radio and I’m really excited for us to get this community radio station off the ground.

Matt: I’m Matt Fu. I was a DJ at KUGS and that quickly expanded my love of community radio and I’ve been doing community radio ever since. I’m really excited about 94.9 KVWV

TCQ: Community radio in Bellingham? Get me excited about this.

Spencer: This town loves local things. This is a way for this town to broadcast its voice.  The cool thing about radio is that it can’t get shut off if you don’t pay the cable bill. If you have a radio, this signal exists in the air.

TCQ: We’re on the internet? Great, because low powered radio is not going to reach Ferndale or even all of Bellingham.

Spencer: We’re at 100 watts which should get about 5-10 miles if we’re being “liberal” about it. [Laughs] We’re already streaming on the Internet at bellinghamcommunityradio.org.

Matt: The Internet has done a lot for community radio stations across the country. By connecting [radio] to the Internet you can archive your shows and reach audiences across the world that anyone might have an interest in.

People worried that radio would die with the Internet. But there’s a lot of evidence that suggests otherwise. Having local ideas, local spirit and local voices on the air is really valuable.

TCQ: What niche would this station fill?

Matt: Everyone knows how much pride there is in Bellingham and for Bellingham and what we create here, whether it’s sustainable agriculture or our local music community or our vibrant political dialog and debate–like the Power Past Coal Campaign and the anti-coal trains. But we don’t have the space to celebrate one another in the media like we used to.

TCQ: What will the station sound like?

Spencer: One of the great things about Bellingham is that there’s no particular defining identity. We are defined by the breadth of creativity and different voices we have.  The radio station will reflect that.

Matt: One of the biggest issues is justice in our media.  Like many dominant institutions in our society, [media is] dominated by white males. With me and Spencer sitting here as white males–it’s hard. This station is not for me, and not for Spencer. It’s for the community. We’re getting the community engaged to see where they want to take the station. I see our role not so much as putting things on the air that we want, but facilitating underrepresented perspectives and voices getting on the air. Those communities define themselves and have their own notions of what they are and what their strengths are. It’s not for me to define them.

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Notable Curiosities

A few quick things between here and the next Betty Pages (coming to a cool, local hangout near you around February 4.)

Congratulations to the amazing Riley Sweeney! He and his blog, The Political Junkie, have won the prestigious Paul deArmond Citizen Journalism Award. I worked with Paul deArmond way back at the beginning of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force and never have I encountered one more dedicated to tracking hate groups and hate crimes — which the mainstream media usually didn’t bother to report. Riley sniffs out the news we don’t hear otherwise, and his blog is a shining example of passionate, activist journalism. Well done, Riley.

Speaking of mainstream media, our wild and wonderful Whatcomland is on route to getting our own community radio station. Imagine: voices you can’t hear anywhere else! Latino/a programming, Lummi/Nooksack programming, youth voices, feminist voices, activist voices…and of course at least one show that focuses on queer content! More details coming to The Betty Pages and a blog post next week. Meanwhile, learn more and get connected to Bellingham Community Radio here.

I’ve been working hard to fight a bill that’s hit our legislature. Known as an “Ag-Gag” bill, it’s an attempt by big agriculture to silence and criminalize journalists who report on bad labor and animal abuse practices. HB 1104 looks to be dying a quick death in Washington, but similar bills have passed in Idaho and Utah.

Ag-Gag bills deny labor rights, preserve horrid abuse of factory-farm animals and, most frighteningly, restrict freedom of the press and your right to access information as a consumer. Tara Nelson wrote an excellent article about it in the Cascadia Weekly, which you can read here.

Until next week!

Caribbean Love Song

(In December, the Curious Queer took off to celebrate being married by the State of Washington and her resulting honeymoon. This piece was published in the January, 2015 Betty Pages.)

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I don’t know about you, but I am not living the Traditional American Life (if there is such a thing.) I’ve been married before, for instance, but at the age of 48, I’ve never had a honeymoon. Now I’m living a fascinating polyamorous life with two partners I love very much, and the State of Washington just made two of us into a married couple.

Marriage can be complicated and emotionally fraught at the best of times. But it seems like the way WA State decided to roll domestic partnerships into marriages sort of forced the issue for those of us for whom marriage is even more complicated – as is the case with some of us in multiple partnerships.

But Ruth and I weathered the ripples and decided to celebrate, and scraped up a little money for a fast, cheap trip to the US Virgin Islands. And so, in lieu of your normal interview, this month I’m going to share a little of that journey with you.

“The Caribbean” conjures a host of associations from slow reggae to sweet rum drinks. But it’s the deep turquoise of the sparkling sea that’s most alluringly promoted. For me, the frequent news of hurricane and occasional earthquake destruction are part of that picture, as is the horrific poverty and struggles of survival in what residents regularly refer to as “paradise.” I’ve wanted to experience all the loveliness and harshness that the Caribbean encompasses for decades.

But I’ve never been in a financial place to do so. Or so I thought. When my wife and I were seeking a cheap place to go for a quick celebration, we were thinking about Las Vegas. Or, I dunno, the Grand Canyon.

So I about fell out of my chair when I saw roundtrip tickets to the US Virgin Islands for around $250. A one-way ticket to Hawaii was more expensive! Also, the US Virgin Islands? I’ve heard about them…maybe, but not much. So, knowing very little about what we were signing up for, we jumped on it.

Arriving in the tiny St. Thomas airport, the first thing we are welcomed to is free rum samples. Why don’t we have free samples at the Bellingham Airport?  Microbrews?  Raspberry jam?  Get on this, someone! We took a bumpy ride around narrow, hilly roads to one of the cheaper villas we’d found and were suddenly overlooking the deepest, bluest ocean water we’d ever seen.

We did as much as we could in our short four days while still taking time to relax and just be together. Some highlights:

Queerness:

One nice thing about visiting the US Virgin Islands is that it’s technically, if not culturally, part of the United States. The USVI used to be part of the Danish West Indies before the trade to the US in 1916. We don’t need a passport to visit. The culture is a different story and one where Caribbean identity is stronger than treaty rights. As such, queerness is not exactly celebrated in the USVI. Even with my gaydar on high, I never saw signs of out queerfolk on the islands (and only one clearly gay tourist couple.) We did see a few rainbow stickers in the high-end jewelry shops near the cruise ship ports, but that seemed more like a selling tactic than a sign of the shop-owners identities. In fact, a local religious leader was let go recently – not because he was gay, but because he was out and visible about it.

We were never questioned or harassed. Like any conservative area of the US, it was a matter of being tasteful and aware, without denying who we were or what we are to each other. We were pretty clear that we were there for our honeymoon and anniversary and received nothing but congratulations. However, the people we spoke to were mostly in the tourist industry and probably “nod and smile” at the tourists while keeping their values to themselves.

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To understand the Caribbean you have to know the history of slavery, class and race struggles of its residents—and let me say right now: I don’t. Just as I’ve been in the south knowing about its history without “getting it,” so it is in the Caribbean. One of the saddest aspects of the islands to me is that the first inhabitants (including the indigenous Caribs that the chain of islands is named for) are all but wiped out, and no original residents remain.

After Columbus “discovered” the islands, there was a mad rush to claim them and establish turf and trade. The islands passed through the hands of the Dutch, French, English, Spanish, and Danish. The one thing they had in common was a desire to make money on backs of slaves. Slaves were brought to the USVI, some on route to the U.S., others to be put to hard, relentless labor on island sugar plantations. While the 1733 slave revolt was one of the earliest in the Americas, emancipation did not come until over a hundred years afterward.

Dutch Warehouse District

The island is home to one of the oldest synagogues in the Western Hemisphere. Founded in the early 1600s by Jews escaping the Inquisition, the temple is a fountain of history. When we told the cantor that we were there for our honeymoon, she opened an old Torah that had escaped the Holocaust, performed a ceremony and blessed us. It was powerful and totally unexpected, and we were both crying and hugging each other in awe and love.

Caribbean Wedding Kiss

Today, most of the island residents are Afro-Caribbean. Some white folk have lived there for generations, but most flock to the USVI to make money from the tourist industry. We talked to a young, white waitress who said she “didn’t mix” with the locals and that the young, white people who came to work and live there “between other things” kept to themselves.

I always want to get past “being a tourist” and yet be respectful and understanding of what is and why. Learning what’s polite in any culture goes a long way toward opening hearts and doors. In the West Indies (as they used to be called,) people say “good morning” or “good afternoon” as a greeting to one another even when they’re strangers. The locals have stopped greeting tourists, who seemed to walk off the enormous cruise ships and start demanding things. When I entered a shop or passed people on the street and said “good morning,” it was like an automatic guy nod, and even the surliest people would respond in kind.

Just taking the time to meet people and hear their stories can shine even a tiny glimmer of light and create connection. We met Makela and talked in-depth about how locals were feeling about Ferguson and police brutality, and told us that her own stepson had been murdered by a local police officer. “He wasn’t doing a thing,” she said, in tears, “He didn’t hurt anybody.”

We spent a lot of time with Rhoda, one of the very few woman taxi drivers on the island who had been working for decades. She gave us a tour of the island, showing us the hillsides where every single home had been devastated by Hurricane Hugo in 1989. When I asked where she had been, Rhoda told us harrowing stories about putting a mattress against a closet door to keep her, her sister and children protected while the rest of her home was torn asunder. Everyone over the age of thirty has lost property and knows of someone who died in the destruction.

Perhaps my favorite conversations were the brief ones we had with Willie, who worked at the Paradise Villa where we stayed. When I asked him how he was in the morning, he’d say, “I’m alive today, so everything is great.” When I seemed worried about anything, Willie would tell me, “It’s time to relax. You’re in paradise now. You’re on island time.” And when we parted, Willie would tell me to “have a blessed day.”

Something about Willie penetrated my “travel-mode” anxiety, and even my larger, life anxiety. On the island, people may be facing poverty, adversity, political conflict and all the struggles of life. But there is a persistent joy in being alive. Not that anyone pretends all is well or that people don’t disagree and struggle for equality and quality of life, but that the people I talked to managed to do so while not forgetting to stop and enjoy life.

I fell in love with the lush, tropical plants and trees, the deepest, clear turquoise waters and crystal-white sand beaches, the laid-back beat of pulsating island music (Caribbean Christmas music is now my favorite holiday music ever.) But it was important for me to do so with as much of an understanding of the real issues and real life people who live there face every day. In as much as four days could show me, I was awakened and changed by my brief encounter and come home loving my partners and my own land of water and mountains that much more.

Me and Ruth

A Most Un-Orthodox Rabbi – An Interview with Rabbi Marti Leviel

I have known Rabbi Leviel for several years, since she was a member of and later parted ways with Congregation Beth Israel. Her Shabbat (sabbath) services are loosely based on Jewish Renewal, a more spiritual, Kabbalistic and meditative path than traditional branches of Judaism. Full disclosure, I don’t just attend services, I’m also in the choir. You could say she literally preaches to me on a regular basis. We sat down to chat on a rare, sunny autumn day in my living room.

Marti Leviel 2011

What are your services like and how might they be different than traditional Jewish Shabbot services?

I’m here to find a way to express being me. As I express being me, those that want what I am offering, it will resonate for them and they will come! I have a lot of faith in people’s self-interest, which is a little strange for being clergy, because our culture shows examples of being clergy where you’re supposed to teach people how they’re supposed to be. I’m there to help them be who they came to be.

So how did you come to this point? What drew you to being a rabbi?

Rabbi Ted Falcon. He founded a synagogue in Los Angeles that was for Jewish meditation, and taught kabbalah, which I had never heard of.  (Ted Falcon is also a member of the Interfaith Amigos, who have performed and written from a Muslim, Jewish and Christian perspective.) I had been in his congregation since 1983 when we were both in L.A. and I’m in just awe of this guy. It’s like “I wanna be doing what he’s doing!” I met Ted in the California dessert during a workshop. I tell people that I met God in the California desert. When I met God, it was very personal. It was through meditation and I thought, “Wow. I’d like a Jewish something like this.”

Had you been religious before this?

I had studied Hebrew as a child and was “taught” by the rabbis, “This is what’s right. This is what’s not right.” I didn’t necessarily believe that stuff.  I wish that it had fit me, because everything was so black and white and so easy to get—then you could “get life.” I’ve struggled with life.

So you bring this meditative experience to your services now? What are your services like?

When I’m doing services I’m there to provide a connection with God, with the Eternal, with the Divine, the Infinite. You can call it whatever you want, it’s the same thing. It’s to impart a Jewish path, a Jewish “way.” We do Jewish songs, Jewish prayers, we talk about Torah, we meditate.

What would you say to Jews who might be interested in coming, but don’t know the religious stuff or are not sure about “the God thing”?

First of all, you don’t have to be Jewish to come to my Shabbat service. I’m very focused on making sure everybody knows what we’re doing, making the Hebrew not too significant. I don’t want anybody feeling like they don’t belong because it’s “too Jewish.” We’re there for people to come, experience God, and experience that connection. Let go of the week. Let go of this environment we live in that equates “struggle” with “life!” Let go of the struggle…and take a Shabbat moment.

What if I don’t like the idea of God, or a monotheistic God? What if I just don’t feel spiritual? Is there anything for me there?

I don’t know the answer to that. But that’s why I say come, experience it. You don’t like it? We’ll provide you some food and then you can go. (Laughs) It’s an oasis. It’s an oasis of feeling connected. You can feel connected to the person sitting next to you. You can feel connected to the music. You can feel connected to the earth. You connect. And you can rest in that connection.

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The Holidays Commence In Three…Two…One….

I love writing for The Betty Pages! Sometimes though, I’m all excited about a piece but have to wait to post until it’s “gone to press,” as it were.

So allow me a wee teaser for the December issue. My interview involved Hanukkah, atheism, God and alternative celebrations with lovely folk, many of whom are LGBT and/or polyamorous.

Meanwhile, enjoy your gratitude-y holiday season kickoff. May your families, chosen or otherwise, be full of merriment and devoid of drunken recriminations this year.

And stay tuned for The Betty Pages December issue, on or around December 5, at only the coolest newsstands, bars and coffee joints.

Curious About Community

After a bit of a hiatus, I’m back again and curious as ever. What makes Whatcom the great community that it is, and what could be done to make it better?

To that end, if you have ideas, interview suggestions, and or questions of your own, please comment below.

And stay tuned for another interview — just around the corner…

Guest Post at: Vegan in Bellingham

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For the curious, I’ve a guest post at Vegan in Bellingham, a lovely blog for local vegans, those who love us, and anyone who likes to eat good food. It features restaurants, recipes and resources for foodie stuff in the area. I’ve written up a review of Bellingham Thai House on Telegraph. Have a look:

Vegan Options at Thai House, 187 Telegraph Road