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    Nothing Sweeter Than Sweetbriar

    Nothing Sweeter Than Sweetbriar

    In this edition of “Gems of the Bay” I am proud to bring you the multifaceted and talented Bebe Sweetbriar. “I’m honored that the fans allow me to do what…

    History Repeats Itself

    History Repeats Itself

      January 31, 1979, at the Nothing Special Bar on Castro. That was the day that I met William (Skip) Oakes. Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined…

    The Canyons Oscillates Between Gay and Straight

    The Canyons Oscillates Between Gay and Straight

    Bret Easton Ellis, famous for creating louche, amoral characters, has created some fabulously reckless film industry folk in his smart screenplay for The Canyons, now available on VOD. The writer…

    Problems with Intimacy

    Problems with Intimacy

    Patrick hopes that therapy will rid him of his “problems with intimacy,” which he assumes must be the result of the insecurities he acquired from growing up in a dysfunctional…

    Covering Essential Expenses in Retirement

    Covering Essential Expenses in Retirement

    Today’s retirees face unique challenges — including prolonged periods of market uncertainty and longer average lifespans — which make thoughtfully planning for retirement more critical than ever. For most, feeling…

    The Joy Continues, The Work Continues

    The Joy Continues, The Work Continues

    August brings with it more wedding bells, as equal marriage rights take effect in Minnesota and Rhode Island, and more and more couples marry in California. It’s a great feeling…

    Champions for Humanity: Oakland’s Peace Monument

    Champions for Humanity: Oakland’s Peace Monument

    Published on July 25, 2013 The original impetus and inspiration for the creation of the monument Remember Them: Champions for Humanity were the tragic events of September 11, 2001. A…

    Forging a New Destiny

    Forging a New Destiny

    When I was five years old, I was disappointed when my mother’s best friend Renée announced she was going to wed Tom. I had planned on marrying Renée, a vivacious…

    Welcome Home – California Men’s Gatherings – Labor Day Weekend

    Welcome Home – California Men’s Gatherings – Labor Day Weekend

    California Men’s Gatherings (CMG) is having its Summer Gathering, themed “Welcome Home,” on Labor Day weekend, Friday Aug 30 – Monday Sept 2 in the hills of Santa Rosa, CA.…

    Maven of the Outdoors – Meet Guide Kim Powell

    Maven of the Outdoors – Meet Guide Kim Powell

    She’s renowned and loved throughout the Bay Area and beyond as a top guide for outdoor activities with friends, family, school groups and others. Since 1985, with the founding of…

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