May 8, 2010

May 8, 2010
Happy Birthday to the Pirate

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Saturday and I hope your weekend is off to a safe and great start. It is another beautiful day and it is also the birthday of a very dear friend and fellow activist, Bob "The Pirate" Bowers.

Bob is one of those special people I have been honored to call friend. He works endlessly doing HIV/AIDS awareness, education and prevention. Bob is also one hell of a man. So in honor of his birthday, I would like to share the following two slide shows featuring pictures with Bob and Dab the AIDS Bear doing what they do best: helping others.

Bob and his wife Teresa travel around to high schools, work with ACT Up Wisconsin and Bob's two organizations while staying true to themselves and their friends. To have friends like them is to be truly blessed in life.

Bob is also a long term survivor like me. And also like me he cares too much, puts in too many hours and truly cares about those around him.

So here is wishing the Pirate a very Happy Birthday and many more to come! Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab