asher63 (asher63) wrote,

My life (and I do have one).

Sunday night I went to a Hanukkah get-together with Keshet, the gay-Jewish group in Portland. I was one of the original members (those who signed the clipboard some six years ago when "Trembling Before G-d" opened in Portland, but I hadn't been to the group's social gatherings in a few months, so it was good to schmooze, renew acquaintances, and meet new people.

BTW, Keshet will be hosting Rabbi Steven Greenberg (the only "out" gay Orthodox rabbi) when he comes to Portland in January.

Monday morning I made it my business to get back on my running program and went out at 8am in twenty-seven-degrees-Fahrenheit weather. kitiara, I'm right there with you!

Michael just got back from the Middle East (again). Hoping I can catch him for a beer before I head down to San Francisco next month for a visit with TNG.

Just down the street from where I live, the First Presbyterian Church has recently built a lovely park. The area used to be the Danmore, a venerable red brick building largely dedicated to housing for people in recovery. The recovery facility relocated and the Danmore was torn down last year, and a lot of us on Morrison Street were sorry to see it go, but the new garden is wonderful to look at. And the church's stained-glass window - long obscured by the Danmore - is now illuminated at night.

Tags: beautiful things, life, queerness, world

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