January 11, 2009

January 11, 2009
A Day of Rest

Welcome to my day of rest. Well sort of. It is Sunday and I hope you are having a safe and great weekend so far.

I am getting ready to leave on another trip and still have a ton of last minute things to take care of before leaving. I still have to pack, run and pick up a few things at Walgreen's, and spend some time with my partner, Gary, before leaving.

It is a beautiful weekend in Jacksonville with sunny skies and highs in the low 70s. Just the kind of weather I wish we could have year round.

Speaking of weather, I saw on the news last night where southern California had a 4.3 earthquake three days after Gary and I were there. I am so glad it did not happen while Gary was in Los Angeles as he would not have dealt well with the earth moving beneath his feet. I guess I got use to the earthquakes living in both San Francisco and West Hollywood.

I also spoke with a dear friend, Butch McKay, yesterday. I had missed the recent conference call for the steering committee of his Positive Living Conference in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. This year the conference is on the second weekend of March instead of the first and we are expecting a waiting list since our maximum capacity is 400 attendees. Positive Living Conference is one of the best HIV/AIDS conferences I have attended in the United States and I think the world of Butch so I decided to help out this year when asked.

The Positive Living conference always has great speakers, HIV/AIDS information, workshops, entertainment and more. For more information, please see the Positive Living Conference link at the bottom of the page.

Now more on Butch. See Butch is one of those rare people helping people with HIV and AIDS with a heart bigger than the Empire State Building. Butch runs Okaloosa AIDS Support and Informational Services (OASIS) which helps people with HIV and AIDS in the Panhandle of Florida. Now being born in the Panhandle, I can tell you people with HIV and AIDS living there NEED ALL THE HELP THEY CAN GET! Butch and the angels on his staff have been saving lives for over 18 years. So check them out. Hope to see you at the conference and tell them Daddy Dab sent you!

I hope all of you have had a safe and great weekend. Remember to make a special memory doing something you enjoy!

Wishing you health, hope and happiness.

Big bear hug,

Daddy Dab

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