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, December 31, 2010
"Firecracker" By Frazey Ford
My brother Bob introduced me to the music of the Canadian Group, the "Be Good Tanyas". This cut by Frazey Ford, founder of the group I find riveting, even more so when performed live. Here she is at Lilith Fair this last summer.
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.