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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
Today I turn 51 although I'll be spending it working a very long day at a conference. There will be drinks at a reception this evening but I figure that the real celebrating will be happening later this week. I've been known to celebrate for a week, two or sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Jumping for Joy
Well, the best laid plans and all that stuff. As you might remember, I had been writing some posts about a really great celebration of the season that I'd planned - 12 days of fun things with daily reports and pictures. And then I got really sick. I'm better now... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Jumping for Joy
As some of you know, I've been down for the count, sick this past week. Nothing more serious than a bad cough and aches and pains topped off by some dizziness and a little nausea. Thankfully, most of that has passed but now I'm sniffling/sneezing my brains out. Fun fun... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Jumping for Joy
In addition to 12/12 being the 2nd wedding anniversary for two couples that I married - Teresa and Maria from San Francisco and David and Timothy from North Carolina (I'll get to those stories in a minute), 12/12 was the 3rd Day of My Christmas. How did I celebrate? Well,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Jumping for Joy
On my 2nd Day of Christmas I had the opportunity to spend part of my afternoon playing Santa Claus for about a dozen children from Homes for the Homeless. I did this last year and it was a total blast and weeks and weeks ago I bugged the organizer to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at Jumping for Joy
I'll admit it - the past six weeks or so I've been a little bit down in the dumps - it's nothing tragic, just a little "too busy with a demanding work schedule to have a personal life" slump. Nothing that's anyone's fault, just one of those things that happens... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at Jumping for Joy
Saw this on Facebook, couldn't resist posting. A modern nativity scene. Wish I knew where it originated from. But enJOY. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Jumping for Joy
In this season of buying things for the holidays, let's not forget the responsibility that we have to recycle your old things responsibly - clothes to charitible organizations or your local church that can give them to the homeless, books to schools (you know, ones that don't teach that Moses... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Jumping for Joy
This was posted on my friend Keith Mozingo's FB page this weekend and it felt like a very Jumping for Joy thing and so I'm sharing: "There are no bars between you and the wide fields beyond. No matter how circumstance has tried to convince you that your reality is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Jumping for Joy
Good morning! My favorite meme this week was the "they closed Wisconsin" photo - which I'll admit I had a good laugh at and was clearly made by someone who didn't come from Wisconsin. Because as all Wisconsinites know, Wisconsin never closes especially due to something as trifling as snow.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at Jumping for Joy
OK so there's a gentle breeze blowing through my apartment. Gentle and chilling. You see, even though I've managed to change the locks both on the front door and security gate (the window off the fire escape) and had the landlord fill up the various holes in the apartment walls... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Jumping for Joy
As many of my friends know, because they've hardly seen me, I've been traveling a lot for work since the spring. Not every day or every week, but one of those schedules where you sort of get back and just about get caught up on email or snail mail or... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Jumping for Joy
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 Aug 19, 2014 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. :)
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
And this is why we can't have nice things. :) Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at Jumping for Joy
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
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