I’m sorry I haven’t had much time to blog, reporting on my journey, but have been very busy. The eldest PatriotNieceWest did an absolutely amazing job at her Bat Mitzvah and I had a great time visiting with family in New York and friends in Washington.
I even met with Log Cabin President Patrick Sammon while in DC. In the twelve years that I have been involved in the organization, this is the first time its leader has met with me to hear my concerns. Perhaps that has something to do with this Patrick and his manner of leadership. Or perhaps it has something to do with the power of the blogosophere. More likely a combination of the two.
But, I will say this. With blogs, Log Cabin now has to deal with gay conservatives who now have a media platform. The group can no longer even presume to claim to speak for all right-of-center gays.
It was interesting how today in New York when I had the choice between walking and taking the subway, I preferred to walk, me the Angeleno who has driven to the corner hardware store when in LA. And boy did I enjoy wandering about the Big Apple, seeing some pretty amazing glass skyscrapers going up and discovering new ones that I may not have noticed before or which had been built since last I was in town.
And I had time to visit with my Dad and dine with my sisters while discovering a nifty device which allows me to charge my cell phone with a AA battery. I was impressed by the friendliness today of most New Yorkers, something I had not previously experienced in the city.
Wish I had more time to blog and share the details of my journey, including some political aspects and a meeting with one of the most famous readers of the blog while in DC. Hopefully, I’ll get to that stuff in short order. Tomorrow, it’s off to western Massachusetts to visit my alma mater which U.S. News has rightly ranked (yet again) America’s finest liberal arts college.