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california boy

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  1. I first want to thank you for your thoughts on my wedding issue.  Sometimes it is difficult navigating through family church and love.  I will let you know what happens.

     

    We actually went and saw Cher last year in Vegas.  It was the first time I had been to Las Vegas in years.  About the only experience I had was when I used to guide whitewater rafting trips down the Grand Canyon.  We would meet up in Vegas and then head to Lee's Ferry for the launch.  So I was quite surprised how much Vegas has changed.  The gambling has become less important and the entertainment is now what it is all about.

    We went to see Cher because, well, I had never seen her in concert and she isn't getting any younger.  The concert was more than amazing and she is still over the top experience.  We wanted to see her in Vegas because the venue is so small compared to the normal stadium or area type venues.  I am done with those.  Just not that intimate.  The Park Theater is really a perfect size.  Not a bad seat in the place.  So we decided to keep an eye on who else is performing there.  When Lady Gaga showed up, we were on it. 

    Our tickets are for the 18th and 19th of January.  On the 18th, she is doing a very low key just her and a piano singing her favorite songs.  I was in Venice a couple of years back.  Elton John was doing a makeup concert in the main St Marco's Square.  We didn't have tickets, so we made reservations at one of the restaurants.  What a magical night.  Just Elton John with a piano at one end of the square and us about halfway back having dinner and enjoying the concert.  It was very intimate and a different way of seeing these big performers without all the hoopla.  I am hoping for the same kind of intimate experience with Lady Gaga.

    The next night she is doing her Eginma concert with all the bells and whistles of a major rock star performance.  Should be interesting..  I will let you know how things go.

    Just one more thing.  If you do make it to Vegas, be sure to see the Circus Sol Le show LOVE.  You will love it and you should be able to get discount tickets at one of the outlets on the strip that sells last minute tickets.

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      This is so weird, I'm seeing this only in my profile where it shows posts I've made. I didn't see it on my PM link. Yes, I can't wait to hear all about it when you can. 

      I watched the Kennedy Center's awards and Cher was honored with one. She sure has aged well, how would it be! 

      I looked up that Circus Sol Le show, it looks like one not to miss.

      About Elton, how lucky were you!! Several years ago I surprised my husband with tickets to Elton and Billy Joel at the Vivint Arena. So not intimate, but I bought some pretty good seats, and it was amazing! 

       

       

  2. Julie, i just wanted to thank you for your kind words.  But I really feel like I should take a break from this discussion group.  I however strongly object to some of the accusations that have been laid upon me.  I have NEVER said anything bad about church leaders nor the church in general.  If I was still posting, I would ask for a CFR.  But at this point, I think it is best to just let things be.  

    I certainly have voiced my strong opinion on the church policies that have been set up which I feel is an attack on gay families that started from what the church first did in Hawaii in 1995 and I believe continue today.  While I don't agree with the current church policies, I have always stressed that I believe the church has every right to institute any policy it wants upon its members.  I also believe the church does have a right to speak in the public square about any issue it wants, I also believe that they should be held accountable for those actions.  I strongly will challenge any institution that tries to take away the civil rights of others and will continue to do so.  And no I do not believe that the church has received any revelation on how to treat gay members.  

    These issues have totally changed the course of my life.  It is not some abstract policy written for others.  As a result, I am sure I carry a lot of resentment for what the church. has done.  Mostly because I really love the church.  I raised my family in the church.  I support my children and family in their church activities and believe that it enriches their lives.  I served in the church for many years.  Maybe the reason I am most passionate about this issues is because I believe the church has made it pretty impossible for a gay person to be involved in the church.  

    Anyway, Thanks for your kind words.  I am only on this board to listen and understand other peoples perspectives and to give them a perspective that they might not get from other posters here.  When that starts to go sideways, I believe it is time for me to take a break.  Maybe I will rethink that sometime  in the future.  

    Hugs

  3. So you are a sailor huh. I spend my summers sailing in the Mediterranean. Me and my partner started in southern Sicily and sailed through the Straits of Messina, up the coast of Italy, crossed over to Corsica, then back to Italy and now we are in France. Right now I am anchored at Antibes, near Nice. We are headed to Barcelona where I will keep the boat for the winter. I will return to San Francisco in September. I have been sailing all summer over here for the last ten years. It is amazing. The Mediterranean is the best. So much to see. So many countries and culture. I love it

    let me know if I can help with anything or answer any questions. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have

  4. Hey man! Its good to see you back and posting again. Thank you for your perspectives. I think there are plenty here that can learn a lot from where you're coming from. I accept you for the person you are. Don't let anyone else tell you otherwise.

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