Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Con Brio at Sunset Center

Con Brio at Sunset Center
Originally uploaded by gr8what.
On May 13 and 14, Con Brio, Cantiamo, and Ensemble Monterey performed the world premiere of Stephen Tosh's Covenant of Light at Holy Cross and Sunset Center, in Carmel.

It was a wonderful collaboration between three wonderful music organizations and a skilled composer.

Having the opportunity to participate in such a glorious adventure is worth the lack of sleep!

This picture is of some of the kids who participated. Con Brio is the highest level of five different choruses in the Cabrillo Youth Chorus. These kids are fabulous! They rock!

Click on the link under the picture for some more photos of this event.

Sunday, May 15, 2005


Originally uploaded by gr8what.
I was soundly chastized by my sister for not having a picture of her rabbit on my page. So here is a picture of Pixel, about to get in trouble for gnawing on a poster.

I have never had the pleasure of meeting Pixel, but I have heard much about her. She sounds like a real cutie pie.

Even though I really like dogs best, I try to be open and affirming, so...

Pixel, Welcome to Casa de Babas!

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Diversity Partnership

Let's eat!
Originally uploaded by gr8what.
This morning, Gail and I hosted a brunch for the Diversity Partnership. We are helping raise money for a $1 million endowment which will provide funding for LGBT programs.

Margaret and Clare came to give their well-rehearsed presentation. The County Clerk also came; she is a very welcome ally to gays and lesbians, expecially around the marriage issue.

And our friend Maria gave an eloquent and impassioned speech about the importance of the Diversity Partnership's funding of Triange Speakers.

It was a great morning for a great cause. And my Gail cooked a ton of GREAT FOOD!

To see a few more pictures, click on "Let's Eat!"

Sunday, May 08, 2005

FCC Blessing Ceremony

Tom and Larry 3
Originally uploaded by gr8what.
On May 8, 2005, First Congregational Church hosted their second annual LGBT Blessing Ceremony. This is an open and affirming church that walks the walk. Six religious leaders from a variety of faiths came together to offer their blessings on gay men and lesbians and their families.

The choir sang, the church's jazz quintet played and sang. The happy couples each spoke a little about themselves and introduced their families. They have been together for two years, or thirteen years, or twenty-two years. Some have children, some have dogs and cats. All of them were in love, and were deeply touched by the event. These families stood together before God and their community, and their love was joyously celebrated.

You never know how much you hunger for something until it is offered to you.

It was a wonderful afternoon, filled with love and support, followed by a great party!

For more pictures, click on the captian below the photo of Tom and Larry.