Monday, October 31, 2011
Out and About – October 2011
Another busy month for this out gay man, seeking to be all about embodying God’s justice and compassion in the Church and the world!
I turned 46 this October. Imagine that! I didn't host a party this year as in previous years (see, for example, here and here) but various groups of friends and colleagues orchestrated little celebrations for me. How lucky am I?
Left: About to blow out my birthday candles at a Catholics for Marriage Equality MN Video Project Committee meeting. With our first "project" well underway, we're in full swing planning future ones!
Right: Celebrating with friends Bill (right), who shares the same birthday as me, October 23, and Travis, who's birthday is the day after. We're at Fabulous Ferns in St. Paul, MN.
Above: Friends Michael, Kate, Liana and Curtis.
Left: With my dear friend Noelle.
Right: Friends Annslie and Phil.
Above: Friends John, Bob and Brian on the shores of Lake Pepin, MN – Saturday, October 15, 2011.
Left: Dining out at the famous Hillside Fish Cafe in Wisconsin.
For more images and commentary on our adventures in Mississippi River Bluff Country, click here.
Above: With friends Liana, Curtis, Phil and Raphael (Raph) – October 12, 2011.
Raph, a good friend from Australia, was in the Twin Cities for a week-long visit. For more photos and commentary of Raph's visit, click here.
Above: Packing emergency "blizzard boxes" for the clients of various Twin Cities-based food support services with friends Jane and Betsy – Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
Above: My good friend Angie and her husband Bryan – Thursday, October 28, 2011.
Angie's dad Myron passed away earlier in the month and on October 27 I traveled to Montevideo, MN, for his funeral. As sad as the occasion was, I appreciated and enjoyed reconnecting with Angie and her family.
Above: Raising a toast to Myron!
Above: A Jack-o'-lantern on the front porch of my friend Phil's house. For some thoughts of mine on Halloween, click here.