Friday, October 16, 2015

October 15


For blog reader Carl
Lovesick coffee tribute:

Like a Lover 
(English lyrics by Marilyn and Alan Bergman)
O Cantador by Dorival Caymmi, Nelson Motta

Like a lover, the morning sun slowly rises and kisses you awake.
Your smile is soft and drowsy as you let it play upon your face...
Oh, how I envy a cup that knows your lips.
Let it be me, my love.

Scroll down for video performance

Performed by Sarah Vaughan & Dorival Caymmi (1977)

Gay Ambassador to Denmark Rufus Gifford Marries

United States Ambassador to Denmark Rufus Gifford (on right) married his partner, veterinarian Dr. Stephen DeVincent (left), in a ceremony in Copenhagen last Saturday, October 10.

In an Instagram post, 41-year-old Gifford wrote, “Just married in Copenhagen where the first legal gay partnerships took place 26 years ago. Now heading back to celebrate with our friends and family from all over the world at our residence under the American flag. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined such a perfect day. Life is good.”

Before President Obama nominated Gifford to be the U.S. Ambassador to Denmark in 2013, he was a former official for the Democratic National Committee, Obama for America, and the finance chair of the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

The U.S. Embassy in Denmark also congratulated the newlyweds with an official photo and a post on the Embassy’s Facebook page. Diplomatic relations between in the United States and Denmark began in 1783 when Denmark negotiated a commercial treaty with our new country.

The son of a banker, Gifford is a Boston native who graduated from Brown University in Rhode Island in 1996. A classmate was the daughter of John Kerry, for whom Gifford worked as deputy finance director for the western region, where he supervised the raising of more than $30 million in 2004. Gifford later raised $80 million from California for Obama’s presidential campaign, the largest amount from any state.

Weekend with the frat boys:

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