Andy Macauley -- my friend Gretel's life partner of some 21 years -- is dead.
It does not seem real.
Gretel, who writes the excellent blog Middle of Nowhere, is in a precarious financial situation. Andy died with no will, and no money is coming in or is likely to come in for some time. She hasn't asked for financial help, but she does need it right now. If you'd like to help her, you could donate to her Indiegogo campaign, The Gretel Parker Project. Even a small amount helps and is much appreciated. And if you can't donate, you can help by spreading this information on social media as far as you can.
When tragedies strike, some people are moved to ask, "Where was God in all this?" Well, it's my belief that God can be seen most strikingly in the people who stand up to help others in need during times of tragedy. We can choose to provide the hands and hearts through which the work of God can be made manifest.
Thank you so much for your time. Please, do what you can.