Wednesday, September 25, 2013

George and Barbara Bush At Gay Wedding; Steve Jobs' Home Historical Site

George and Barbara Bush At Gay Wedding

This past weekend former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, served as witnesses at the wedding of two women, Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalson.

From ABC News:

Former President George H.W. Bush was an official witness at the same-sex wedding of two longtime friends, his spokesman said Wednesday.

Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush, attended the ceremony joining Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen as private citizens and friends on Saturday, spokesman Jim McGrath said.
 
Thorgalsen posted a photo on her Facebook page showing Bush signing the marriage license as a witness. She captioned the photo: "Getting our marriage license witnessed!"
 
The article goes on to explain more about how the Bush family feels about gay marriage, and how former Vice-President Cheney feels about it. It's an interesting article for those who think politics is so black and white, without any gray areas. As things continue to move forward and more Republicans start supporting LGBT people, and more Republicans start coming out of the closet, my prediction is that it won't be a Democrat or Republican issue in the future.  
 
Steve Jobs' Home Historical Site
 
One of the things I often get into in my books whenever I set them in northern California is the architecture, especially the famed designs of Eichler. They weren't grand by any standards, and yet there's an artistic quality that marries form with function that's become a staple in modern home design.
 
But this takes that magnificent architecture to a higher level now, especially because it's finally being recognized as important. For a long time...most of my life...US architecture was only recognized as important if the likes George Washington slept there.
 
 
The family home where a young Steve Jobs built the first Apple computer may soon become a protected historical site.
 
The seven-member Los Altos Historical Commission has scheduled a "historic property evaluation" for the single-story, ranch-style house on Monday.
If the designation is ultimately approved, then the house on 2066 Crist Drive in Los Altos, California, will have to be preserved.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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