Brian, The Digital Gryphon:
In addition to working various full-time jobs since leaving school, I’ve been producing photographic images for over 40 years. My first assignment was for the high school yearbook. I offer my photography & design on apparel & gift items, and as frame-able prints. My on-line history goes back to CompuServe, Freenets and 2400 baud modems. In fact, Dad introduced me to ‘puters by letting me write code (in ‘basic‘) for the IBM-5150. Now I operate a number of web-sites and on-line shops.
I came out as gay to my family and the world (well, the readership of the Chatham Daily News) in 1978. I have self-identified as Queer# for more than a decade. My designs here, as well as my blog posts, are sex-positive and pro-diversity; created from a progressive point of view.
The Digital Gryphon LLC is the business entity behind my various creative endeavours.
@DGC DigitalGryphon.com (this site) focuses on photography, graphic design and book publishing. My photography & design work are available as frame-able prints. Photography subjects range from florals and animals to city scenes. Graphic designs are generally commentary on life; from current sex & gender politics to deeply-repressed memories of childhood abuse. Fun stuff.
@DGD DigitalGryphonDesign.com– this site features some of my Client Work, as well as notes on self-publishing your own Oracle Deck (and how I might be able to help).
@GTC GuncleTarot.com– supporting Queer and Creative folk with Tarot and other Oracle Card readings from a very queer point of view.
@SFCA SisterFlirt.ca– the Ministry of Sister Flirt began when Brian took vows in the Toronto Order of Perpetual Indulgence in 1983.
Traditional terms for my services include Clerical Advising or Pastoral Care; Spiritual Life Coach emphasizes a process of working together to find your spiritual truth, rather than suggesting I have The One True Answer. The Work is supported by sales of Joy, Kindness, Love text designs.
@SDA Smart(ass)phone Delivery Apps offer filthy lucre (income) to supplement the above projects, while maintaining the Digital aspect of the business name.
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# Some words on words (from my blog):
Queer is more than just shorthand for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans; Queer encompasses diversity in Sexual Orientation, Sexual Proclivities, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression. That includes who we engage with sexually/sensually and how. From whether or not traditional romance is involved, to how long a relationship is expected to last and how many participants. It also includes who we are and how we experience & express our personal gender.