Items and thoughts from my daily life, which are not necessarily religious.
My original and often faith-based blog can be found on http://drben54.livejournal.com/
Friday, August 13, 2010
St Mary's Elk Grove CA Giant Rummage Sale - a 20-year tradition!
St. Nary's Episcopal Church Elk Grove is having a massive Rummage Sale today and tomorrow at the church - 9085 Calvine Rd., Sacramento, CA 95829. Closing soon for today, open tomorrow at 7:30-8:00 AM! Come one come all! I'll be there!
I’m a 56-year-old Information Systems Manager at a major Teaching Hospital. In my other life, I'm a community activist, union officer, creative writer, Episcopal lay minister and hospital chaplain. I grew up in Glastonbury Connecticut, living there until 1986. Since then I've lived in Chicago, Boston and now California.
I live in Tahoe Park, a working-class neighborhood of Sacramento in a converted Catholic Rectory with my two cats, Tiger and Muffin. For the first time in years, I am mowing the lawn, and fixing what goes wrong in an 80+year old building. I once more enjoy trips to Home Depot, and after years of living in a college town which rolls up the sidewalks at night, I enjoy being back in the hustle and bustle of a city neighborhood.
In my free time, I work on restoring (and camping in) a classic VW Camper Van, bicycling writing, reading, making or listening to music.
I'm a 3-time survivor on Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (also surviving a life-threatening treatment-related infection in 2005), and have been healthy since a Bone Marrow Transplant in 2001. I’m a peer counselor for cancer and BMT patients.