The Until We Meet Again Tour – 22 August 2016, part 3

The Until We Meet Again Tour on August 21 had brunch with Boxster, Nicole, and Desi. They gave me a Fitbit as a parting gift. Nicole is my trainer and this device measures a whole lot more than steps, which is what my previous device did.

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It got some good use yesterday. I promise not to make a habit of posting such photos, but this seemed an pretty good start.

 

 

 

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The Until We Meet Again Tour – 22 August 2016, part 2

The evening gig for the Until We Meet Again Tour took place at the First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York where the Presbytery of New York City gathered to say farewell to Andy James. Andy will leave for a call as presbytery staff in New Hope Presbytery serving as their Associate for Small Church Ministry and Technology. He had served as pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone and the Stated Clerk of New York City Presbytery.

Andy invited me to speak at Whitesone as one of the first stops on the Welcome to New York City tour. He also involved the staff and interns of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations in Whitestone’s witness and work to end violence against women and girls. On the weekend when that initiative began, Ryan Smith spoke at the first event, and Jamie Tan and I attended a worship and witness in a nearby park.

Andy is a friend. He will be missed in the Presbytery of New York City. But our paths will cross in the days to come.

Thank you for your ministry, Andy. Godspeed on your new tour and in your new service.

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The Until We Meet Again Tour – 22 August 2016, part 1

Inspired by an idea for a present, the Until We Meet Again Tour made a quick trip to the United Nations gift shop, pausing to check out the view along the way.

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The Until We Meet Again Tour – 21 August 2016, part 2

As noted in the previous post, the highlight of the Until We Meet Again Tour was brunch at Community Food and Juice with my dear friends Nicole Kung and Desi Aldorando. I should point out that my dear friend Boxster joined us.

Boxster and I met during my first massage treatment from NK Body Philosophy. Boxster, or Mr. B. as I sometimes call him, sat under the table. We have been friends ever since.

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The photo is by Nikki Kung, Boxster’s mom.

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The Until We Meet Again Tour – 21 August 2016, part 1

The Until We Meet Again Tour spent a good portion of the day cleaning the Shire. A good workout involving the treadmill and a workout designed by NK Body Philosophy took place.

But the highlight of the day involved brunch at Community Food and Juice with my dear friends Nicole Kung and Desi Aldorando. Among the many people I will miss when I leave New York, I suspect that Nikki and Desi are among the friends I will miss the most. And they are among the friends I will figure out how to meet again.

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The Until We Meet Again Tour – 17 August 2016, part 2

The Until We Meet Again Tour went for a walk in downtown Windsor, Canada with June Lorenzo.

As we explored University Avenue West, June spotted a store and said we should go in. There we found Full Circle Vintage where owner Sarah DeLuca, featured in the first photo, helped me pick a new bandanna. A hand made, reversible bandanna.

I am told it makes me look bad ass. I think that’s good.

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The Until We Meet Again Tour – 19 August 2016

The Until We Meet Again Tour returned to New York, after what is likely to be its final trip from the city until the ultimate departure on 8 September.

The tour went to supper with Jamie Tan at Franchia Vegan Cafe. It’s great fun to hang out with Jamie; she always finds healthy places, with good food, to eat. And we eat healthy(ish) until we spotted the blueberry coconut cake on the dessert menu.

As good as the food was, Jamie’s company was better.

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