Jg90049 at aol.com
Jg90049 at aol.com
Thu Aug 6 22:53:54 JEST 1998
Sorry I have been somewhat scarce and incommunicative these past few days, but
it's been a rough week. It began Sunday when I received an emergency phone
call from my "other half" saying he couldn't breathe and needed to be taken
posthaste to the ER at Cedars-Sinai. (Jerry and I are a couple and have been
for over four years, but each of us likes his own space, so we have separate
apartments and don't always live together) The call reached me literally as
I was pulling into the parking lot to go to church and had it come ten seconds
later than it did I wouldn't have gotten it and Jerry would have died. But,
there is a happy ending to the story. Jerry is out of danger. He had a very
virulent, non-HIV-related pneumonia which was treatable by massive doses of
drugs and is well on the way to full recovery. I have been after Jerry to
start coming to church with me for months now and always was met by derision.
However, he understands that the way this past week's events went was due to
more than dumb luck and expensive medical care and wants us to explore
rebuilding his faith together.
Then, yesterday, I was driving home when another driver made a left turn right
in front of me. I'm fine, but the car is out of commission for probably two
weeks. There is nothing, absolutely nothing, worse than being carless in L.A.
The other driver's insurance company is supposed to come up with a rental
Then, there was the unpleasantness at Lambeth. So sad after all these months
of touting the virtues of the Episcopal Church to anyone who wanted to listen,
and probably a lot who didn't, to find a body of the Anglican Communion
(advisory in authority only, but nevertheless ...) produce a statement that is
fully the equivalent of the worst the Christian Coalition or the Vatican could
It's not that I haven't been thinking about all of you, it's just that I've
been too busy.
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