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I Can’t Stop Wanting to Use Crystal Meth

I Can’t Stop Wanting to Use Crystal Meth

Tom Moon, MFT Q: I’ve been using crystal meth for years, and I know that I’m addicted to it. It’s hurting me mentally and physically. I lost a boyfriend because…

Top Trends at the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

Top Trends at the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

By Elaine Viegas What’s not to like about San Francisco’s annual Winter Fancy Food Show? You’re walking, sampling and schmoozing with some of the world’s best food and beverage purveyors,…

An Important Civil Rights Black Activist Who

An Important Civil Rights Black Activist Who

Teacher Lyndsey Schlax of the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts recently taught the nation’s first on-site high school LGBT course, according to district officials. She will resume…

Two Newlyweds Reflect Upon Their Marriage

Two Newlyweds Reflect Upon Their Marriage

Last October I had the privilege of marrying Karen and Kim Huckabee in Jenner, where the Russian River flows into the Pacific Ocean. It is a beautiful place that is…

What’s More Important: Character or Plot?

What’s More Important: Character or Plot?

Michele Karlsberg: When writing, what is more important to you, character development or plot? Vanda: For me, character is everything. As a psychologist, I am fascinated by the varieties of…

Reacting Isn’t Responding

Reacting Isn’t Responding

Tom Moon, MFT Are human beings basically good or bad? My colleague, neuropsychologist Rick Hanson, believes that science can answer this age-old question. He points out: “When the body is…

A New Year’s Eve Wedding That I’ll Never Forget

A New Year’s Eve Wedding That I’ll Never Forget

Is it any different officiating for one’s best friends? I had the opportunity to find out when, on New Year’s Eve, I was honored to marry my best friend and…

Sublime Beauty: Rafael’s Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn

Sublime Beauty: Rafael’s Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn

Through April 10 at the Legion of Honor The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to present Sublime Beauty: Raphael’s “Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn.” This…

Samar Hattar: Wedding Planner Extraordinaire

Samar Hattar: Wedding Planner Extraordinaire

Last month I had the pleasure of officiating a wedding that was orchestrated exquisitely by Samar Hattar of Blissful Events (www.blissfuleventplanning.com). This was a rare treat for me, as I…

Accepting Vulnerability

Accepting Vulnerability

Ted was one of the few people of color in the small midwestern town where he grew up. He was also gay, and was targeted because of it even before he…

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