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Rev. Andrew Altenburg
New York, NY
Jumping for Joy, marrying awesome couples in New York City!
Interests: Space, Time, Same Sex Wedding, Gay Wedding Planner, Gay Officiant, Officiant, Marriage Equality, Freedom to Marry, Purple Unions, General Hospital, LGBT, New York, Gay New York, Manhattan, Gay Nightlife, Bethesda Fountain, Jumping for Joy, The Joan Project, Mosinee Wisconsin, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Superman, Marriage, Gay Marriage, Wedding Planner, Creative,
Recent Activity
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It's Tuesday and I'm up early to enjoy the beautiful walk to work in this unseasonably cool weather. I don't need to remind my friends that the uber heat of the past two summers literally made me sick and two years ago nearly incapacitated me when I had to officiate... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Jumping for Joy
I don't know, maybe "blogging" has kind of become passe in this texting world, but I still enjoy it and, after a year out of it, I'd like to take a stab at returning to it. So, here, just a quick note to say "hello" and thanks for all of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at Jumping for Joy
Bullock slumps in mud Strives to rise At least doesn't say I've fallen and can't get up. :)
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2013 on Gravity: Haiku Review at Extra Criticum
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Man's search for meaning is the primary motivation in his life and not a 'secondary rationalization' of instinctual drives. This meaning is unique and specific in that it must and can be fulfilled by him alone; only then does it achieve a significance which will satisfy his own will to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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Hello all - it's been awhile since I wrote - since mid January and the return from the awesome Caribbean cruise I took with my friend Frazer, life has thrown me some curve balls .. but I am enduring and doing fine. Rachel Maddow posted an incredible video on her... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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One of the supreme joys of growing up geeky is the enjoyment of seeing the 1978 Superman movie at the Grand Theater in Wausau, Wisconsin with my parents. God bless 'em. As a comic book fan for a couple years at that point, I was in heaven and even clipped... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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Good morning all - hope this finds you well today and staying out of Mother Nature's way (cold, snow and whatever else she's throwing your way). I'm back from the cruise, recovered from a flu I caught on board and have then returned from spending a few days in Connecticut... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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There is something I found amusing about this photo - the man with his kid on his shoulders passing by a Urology office and that it was a bit out of focus. Maybe I have an odd sense of humor. :) Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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To me, this is one of the most bizarre architectural things in New York - a church was torn down to make way for a new NYU building but the facade was saved, but the building was built some feet away. So unlike, say, Limelight, the shell of which was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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This used to be an awesome little deli called Jessie's at the corner of W. 12th and Seventh Ave. until St. Vincent's closed removing most of their regular clientele from the area. Here, seen in November 2011, the shop was in transition becoming a mega Duane Reade. It's nice to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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And this is why we can't have nice things. :) Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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Last summer, I was in hell. I'm not a fan of extreme temps, and the triple digit heat and humidity of the summer 2012 nearly did me in. There were three separate times when I got so overwhelmed by the heat that I was struck down sick. Fortunately, the wedding... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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As I walked West to East on 12th Street, I was amused by the various states of decline of pumpkins still left out on stoops. I was especially amused that it seemed to get progressively worse the further in towards the middle of the West Village. I wondered if the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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As wedding season careened into June, I noticed that Midtown Comics had put out a call to the world for gay or lesbian couples who were looking to get married in New York - at their store as part of a celebration of a pair of gay superheroes getting married... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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Back in the 70s when I started reading Superman comics, it was shown that Clark Kent lived in the West Village at "344 Clinton Street" and while I can't say for sure, this building looks like one that the worlds greatest superhero would live in - part old New York... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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One of the enduring joys that I have learned in the wedding business over the past year is that I don't think that I will ever stop being surprised by each individual wedding and all that it entails. I think part of the joy is the problem solving aspect to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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The Cubby Hole, the premiere nightlife spot for women and the women who love them (and savvy gay men who know a good club when they see it) Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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When I was asked to Offiicate for a wedding in mid May last year I was, of course, thrilled... but then when I found out that the grooms had arranged to have their reception in the Tiffany Salon, I was over the moon. You see, many years ago I did... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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For the one I love most lay Sleeping by me under the same Cover in the cool night, In the stillness in the autumn Moonbeams His face was Inclined toward me, And his arm lay lightly around My breast, and that night I was happy. -Walt Whitman Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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I've had this idea the past few years how much fun it would be to photograph each street in New York and show how it changes along the way. So for the next couple weeks I'll be posting some of my favorite pics from my trip across W. 12th Street... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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On New Year's Eve I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Australian brides Ang and Terri who got married in the cold of Central Park under Gapstow Bridge. Rev. Annie Lawrence presided. I've been taking pictures all my life but most of the time it's just for my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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Good morning! Hope you all had a great first day to the new year! :) I found this yesterday and just had to share - I subscribe to a Vimeo feed that sends me great animated shorts by incredible talent. I'm always amazed when a storyteller can jam more story... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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Happy 2013 everyone! Sending all my best to all of you on this first day of a brand new year! If you're feeling a little 'grey' this morning after what was for many an intense holiday season, consider this a wakeup call to not let the 'drearys' get to you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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The other day, on 12/12/12 I had a glorious glorious exciting day - I managed/officiated one wedding in the late afternoon and then was off to Officiate at another wedding held in Rockefeller Plaza that night. Marrying two gorgeous ladies from San Francisco and then literally standing among the angels... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2012 at Jumping for Joy
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Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend - I was off in Connecticut with the family of my best friend, got back to New York just in time for a concert at Lincoln Center followed by attending a workshop where I learned how to knit (I created something that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2012 at Jumping for Joy