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    Rain, Rain Don’t Go Away

    Rain, Rain Don’t Go Away

    By Dr. Tim Seelig As I sat and watched the rain for the umpteenth day in a row, I decided to take a moment and ponder rain instead of just…

    Public Performance, Public Lives

    Public Performance, Public Lives

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky In earlier times, when those who were young, gifted, black, and LGBT faced the immense social—and legal—barriers that then existed against race, gender, and sexual diversity, some…

    Bare Chests, Bikinis, Bulges, Beers, Oh My …

    Bare Chests, Bikinis, Bulges, Beers, Oh My …

    By John Chen Have you ever eaten Jell-O shots off a hot jock’s muscular bare chest or curvaceous cleavage? Imagine a sexy athlete laid out in front of you bare…

    Dysfunctional Family Roles: #4 The Mascot

    Dysfunctional Family Roles: #4 The Mascot

    By Tom Moon, MFT As I wrote in the first column in this series, dysfunctional families are characterized by abuse coupled with denial that any abuse is going on; by…

    Romance Smolders at San Francisco’s Cliff House

    Romance Smolders at San Francisco’s Cliff House

    The Cliff House reminds us of some of our love lives: it started out modest, gained a scandalous reputation, got burned in some disasters and then emerged stronger and better…

    Let Your Spirit Soar

    Let Your Spirit Soar

    By Karen Williams, M.Ed. Social media is phenomenal. My first “Living the Laughter Lifestyle” column got 196 hits on Facebook, along with 19 shares. Who knew? There is such a radical mix of…

    Do You Need a Certified Wedding Planner?

    Do You Need a Certified Wedding Planner?

    By Frederick Sullivan and Jaime Botello Yes, my friends, you need a certified wedding planner, you deserve a wedding planner, and you should have a wedding planner! Every engaged couple needs a wedding…

    Overcoming Problems When Starting a Walking for Fitness Program

    Overcoming Problems When Starting a Walking for Fitness Program

    By Cinder Ernst In our last column, we gave you the Easy Fitness system for starting a walking program (http://sfbaytimes.com/walking-is-wonderful/). The basic premise is to find your comfortable walking distance…

    Queer Life in the Best Little Neighborhood You’ve Never Heard of: SF’s Portola District

    Queer Life in the Best Little Neighborhood You’ve Never Heard of: SF’s Portola District

    By John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney We’ve all heard of San Francisco’s famous LGBT neighborhoods such as the Castro and Polk Street, right? But how about the Portola? The “Portowhat?”…

    Living the Laughter Lifestyle

    Living the Laughter Lifestyle

    By Karen Williams, M.Ed. (Editor’s Note: With this article, we welcome back talented columnist Karen Williams, who is also a popular stage performer and motivational speaker. She is the Founder…