D is for Dori

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Dori and I met in 1995 when I joined a gay and lesbian business networking organization in the San Fernando Valley. She had recently lost her beloved son to AIDS. Through her gay business partner,  Dori became active in the organization as a way of giving meaning to her life and of dealing with Kirk’s death. Our friendship was instant, organic, and without any question that we were destined to become the closest of friends.

Vivacious, effervescent, and intellectually curious, Dori radiates joie de vivre. Her presence lights up a room. People love her and love to be with her. Dori paints, writes poetry and prose, loves movies and music of all types, enjoys travel, and reads voraciously. “Enthusiasm” describes the time we spend together. There is never enough time. While we’re sad when our visits come to an end, we’re always enthusiastic about the next time we’ll be together.

0 thoughts on “D is for Dori

  1. Joan Raymond

    Dori sounds like such a wonderful, fun person to be around. I really love the way you are sharing the important people in your life through this A-Z Blog Challenge.
    Joan

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    1. Dennis Post author

      Thanks, Joan. So far, the A to Z Blogging Challenge has been fun, forcing me to hone my creative abilities. And this is only Day 4!

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  2. Annis

    Dennis, what a great connection you and Dori made and at just the right time in both your lives. I’m loving your A-Z important people posts. xoA

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    1. Dennis Post author

      Hey, Annis,

      Happy you are enjoying my A to Z Blogging Challenge posts. They are definitely a challenge. I am learning much about myself as a writer.

      Love you,

      Dennis

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  3. Dori

    OMIGod!!! I’m blushing! You are my hero….What a sweet man you are and how lucky I am to have you in my life….Sometimes I wonder how I got to be so lucky. I love you Dennis.

    Love, Dori

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  4. Dana Martin

    …. and so it continues. Your beautiful tributes to the beautiful people in your life. Oh, I hope they each are able to read these posts. Who wouldn’t love to mean so much to one that they appear in grateful print.

    I love the love in your posts. I will always be back to read you.

    Dana
    Waiter, drink please!

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    1. Dennis Post author

      Thanks for much for your interest and continued support. The challenge is teaching me a lot about writing and learning a lot about myself as a writer at the same time. I appreciate you feedback.

      Dennis

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