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February 28, 2011
It's just a matter of time before I reveal my new baby, er, blog and branding to the world.  The design company, Flosites, has been wonderful to work with.

When the new blog is finished, expect a ton of more posts.

In the meantime, feel free to head over to my sister site, Revealed Boudoir, and see some of our latest work.

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REBECCA says:

I can't wait!!!!!

(03.03.11 @ 02:48 PM)
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Ahhhhhhhh...what's that sound?  It's the stretching of my legs and arms out of hibernation. Thank goodness the snow is melting in Chicago. I'm getting back to blogging and work after dealing with various family illnesses and drama.

After the last snow, my partner at Revealed Boudoir, Maggie Rife, dragged me out of my house (thank goodness) and after blinking my eyes at the long-forgotten sunlight, we set out on a photography safari. Instead of wild beasts, well other than taxi drivers, we photographed and trudged through mountains of snow.

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I only brought one lens, the AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED, hence why there's more of the landscape photos.  Maggie brought her 70-200 mm lens, so she has some great close-ups, you can view here.

I even had tons of fun modeling for Maggie.

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You can see why I promptly took a nap after this excursion.  Jumping in deep snow is like an aerobic class.

Here are some more of my photos.


Thanks, Maggie, for the great time!

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[Here is where I may alienate some of my current or potentials clients, but I'd like to think people hire me for my abilities regardless of whether they agree with me. I guess you might say I'm an optimist.] 

I gave a little whoop of joy when I read the news that civil unions, which allow partners of the same or different sex to have the same benefits and rights of married couples, was signed into law in Illinois.

It's about time. As a long-timer supporter of gay marriage, I've never understood denying those who love each other the right to legally declare their commitment to each other. Religion, whatever, and blah blah blah aside, finding somebody you want to spend the rest of your life with is such a miraculous event in itself that it deserves celebrating.  

According the Chicago Tribune, the law also includes "protections include sharing a nursing home room, visiting a loved one in a hospital and preventing those in a civil union from testifying against each other in court. Couples who enter into civil unions also will be able to make funeral and end-of-life decisions, inherit property and get certain employment-related benefits such as insurance."

I live in Andersonville, which is home to the sweetest gay couples you'll ever meet.  They are awesome neighbors, and I hope they are also celebrating this new law (although I bet they are probably much more concern with digging out their cars from the record-making snow right now). 

If you'd like to learn more about this issue, check out White Knot.

boys in love

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Aurora says:

Amen! You are absolutely right, it's about time!! :)

(02.05.11 @ 12:10 PM)
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