… and I am Somebody male. in my thirties. recovering alcoholic. live in minneapolis. work in progress. gay. serenity please.

Archive for the ‘Friends’ Category

Neo American Gothic

04.26.2007 · Posted in Friends, Home / Minneapolis

Local gay rag, Lavender Magazine, has a great shot of a classic American Gothicl setting, except husband and wife are the same person here. I believe this is the debut performance of duo persona Brad Traynor / Wanda Wisdom. ...

My friend Greg

04.23.2007 · Posted in Friends

My friend Greg Johnston was murdered last night. I don’t know any details other than the Austin, TX police department have just ruled it a homicide after referring to it as a “suspicious death” this morning. I lived with Greg for a couple of years several years back. He was kind, generous, and always tried ...

Understatement of the week

07.31.2006 · Posted in Friends, Home / Minneapolis, In the news, Recovery

It’s official – we’ve hit 100 degrees for the first time in 11 years. Can it be over now? I’m tired of stepping foot outside and instantly sweating! I’d take 40 below any day of the week. But honestly, I should really have something better to talk about than the weather, but I don’t. Life ...

Your new matches!

09.05.2005 · Posted in Friends

I always get a kick out of my daily (weekdays only) email from Match.com showing me my newest matches. On occasion friends will show up on there. I’ve been matched up with Mighty before and now Aaron, too! How fun 🙂 So here’s to Aaron: ...

My friend Richard

08.28.2005 · Posted in Friends

My friend Richard H passed away 8 days ago. He was 55 and died, unexpectedly, of a heart attack. I knew Richard for only about a year’s time, but within that short window he affected my life in great ways. He examplified what humbleness means. He practiced anonymous generosity on a daily basis. He was ...

Business and friends don’t mix

08.20.2005 · Posted in Autobiographical, Friends

Recently a friend approached me about doing a project for him. I was honored that he thought enough of me to ask. Shortly after we sat down together, outlined the work that needed to be done, and kicked off the project. A few days later I got an email saying that he wanted to pull ...

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Ellis

07.31.2005 · Posted in Friends

Alex and Missy got married last night. It was a beautiful ceremony at the St. Paul Hotel. Beautiful day, a little warm, but sunny with a slight breeze. The ceremony itself was nice and short. Leah, Missy’s sister, was the maid of honor. Alex’s best friend, Ezra, the best man. Other close friends filled out ...

High School bartime

07.30.2005 · Posted in Friends

I feel lucky to still keep in touch with a few friends from high school. A handfull go as far back as kindergarden. How awesome is it to have friends for 20 years? Even though I see them only rarely, these folks are the people who you’ll always think back to a time in your ...