Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What kind of world do I want my child to grow up in?

Take a minute to read this essay... it will move you. I hope J Bean gets to grow up in a world with a little less hatred and a lot more inclusion. Please pass along this important message and remember we don't have to entertain every opposing point of view, sometimes people are just wrong.

"We will and we must learn that equality of citizenship is not something that should ever be submitted to a referendum." --Bishop Shelby Long

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Not Slacking

Haven't had time to post in a while, I've been on the road. Just got back from Colorado where we attended a same-sex marriage which was actually a lot of fun. The great thing about a same-sex marriage is that most people attending are really progressive. On a side note, how can anyone be against two people deciding to spend their life together?

We arrived home yesterday and before we were really settled in we got a call that my wife, VV's, father had passed away. He has been in poor health for years so it was not completely unexpected and VV is handling it OK.  I never got to know the man he was before Alzheimer's changed him, but I am thankful for his life. I love and married one of his amazing daughters. Knowing VV and my sister (in-law) tells me a lot about him and he must have been a wonderful character in his day. Rest in peace, Robert, we will miss you & will make sure your grand-daughter knows you.We hit the road today and are now in Iowa with my sister-in-law's family and will be having a service on Saturday then heading home.

J. Bean has been a trooper with all the traveling and has kept smiles on our faces even on the long days. I'm glad she will get some time to spend with her cousins here again, but am also looking forward to getting home and back to "normal" again soon.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Feeling thankful for all the wonderful people in my life today. Great time hanging with a friend this morning and then about a 2 hour talk with my sister, you know one of those talks that is all over the place that you can only share with someone who has so many common experiences and such similar views of the world? I'm so happy for my daughter to have my sister as an aunt! Great song, check out the lyrics too.