Thursday, January 21, 2010

Birth Stories

The First Day I Met Ezra
By Aunt Effie

The following entry was written by Garry’s sister, Stefanie. Garry and I knew from the beginning of my pregnancy that we wanted Stefanie and her husband Joshua (also known as Aunt Effie and Uncle Squash) to be a part of the birth. We are very grateful that they agreed to be a part of our birth team and so very glad to have had their loving support and calming presence at the birth.  

It was around 3:50 on a rainy, Friday afternoon.  Joshua was finishing up stonework on our fireplace, and I was finishing up some bookkeeping.  My phone rang, it was Amanda.  In a calm voice she told me, “Hey Stefanie, my water broke today at work.  It is time.”  I remember it taking a moment to realize what she was saying.  I then thought, “I have prepared myself for this call, these words, but auuggghhhhh!  Hurry, hurry, hurry.”

Exhibit in The Kinsey Institute Gallery

If you happen to be in Bloomington, Indiana, this Friday stop by the opening of Garry's new exhibit, Private Eyes: Amateur Works from The Kinsey Institute Collection.  The show explores the unique characteristics of homemade erotic artifacts. These one-of-a-kind items include drawings, paintings, carved figures, handmade cards, scrapbooks, fabric crafts, and altered coins from The Kinsey Institute’s permanent collection of art.   These “artworks”, spanning the naively playful to the transgressive, were intended for private consumption and created with specific individuals in mind, unlike mass-produced, commercially distributed pornography.  To date, these materials have received scant scholarly or sociological attention, and The Kinsey Institute is displaying the majority of these items for the first time. 

For more information visit The Kinsey Institute website.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

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