Hiking, live poetry, urban revitalization, Quinceaneras, Art Deco architecture and a Hasidic Jewish jazz musician… where might you find all these glorious things? Downtown Santa Ana, CA.
Since returning to my roots in sunny Southern California, I’ve been experiencing a bit of reverse culture shock. After 8 years in Charlotte, I had become accustomed to folks wearing shoes and shirts in restaurants, to tea being sweet (not infused with pomegranate) and when someone referred to “The US Open,” they were talking golf or tennis. Well butter my buns and call me a biscuit, ’cause out here, “The US Open” means surf, sand and suntans.
On May 8th, 2012 the citizens of North Carolina passed a measure that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, and bans any other type of "domestic legal union" such as civil unions and domestic partnerships. I was devastated. Feeling rather helpless, I did the only thing I could think of: make a button.