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Did you ever go to a “mixer” in high school or college? You know– one of those dances where there were activities designed for people to get to know each other? What we did at Homecoming Weekend bore no resemblance to those, as near as I can tell! But it WAS a mixer! It mixed folks from every part of Redeemer and every part of the community together, and in a delightful, low-stress, way. From the first folks to come by who were in town to attend a Kenny Rogers show at the Mayo Performing Arts Center Friday night to the last folks to leave on Sunday–some very gracious CSK guests who spontaneously offered to help clean up–we truly mixed things up in Redeemer style, and had a great time doing it!
Yesterday I was busy in my office most of the morning and hadn’t had a moment to poke my head out of my door until I was headed out for a lunch appointment. As I did, Sandra stopped me. She knew she wouldn’t see me again before she left for the day, and she needed to tell me something important. My luncheon guest was waiting in the hall, so there wasn’t a lot of time, and there really wasn’t any way to prepare me for what she was about to say. “I need you to know something. Marla died.” Read more
Today is our anniversary. Well, more accurately, it’s AN anniversary. It’s hard to be an LGBT person in a long term relationship and not have LOTS of anniversaries. This one is what we refer to as our “Important Piece of Paper” anniversary—the day we were legally married in Massachusetts five years ago. It’s not what we think of as our wedding anniversary, which we celebrate in March. But it is the recognition of something that existed prior to five years ago, so we will celebrate with friends tonight and enjoy the glow of what it represents. Read more