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    2,500 Shades of Grey

    2,500 Shades of Grey

    By Fairley Parson, LCSW– Recently I attended the annual Aging in America Conference, hosted by the American Society on Aging (ASA). Movie puns aside, aging issues are multifaceted, and dare…

    The Untold Story of the Robert Kennedy Funeral Train

    The Untold Story of the Robert Kennedy Funeral Train

    By John Lewis– It was 8 am on the morning of June 5, 1968. I was 9 years old and sat at the kitchen table in our house in Kansas…

    Giving Thanks to Our Elder Agents of Change

    Giving Thanks to Our Elder Agents of Change

    By Andrea Shorter– The San Francisco Bay Area is rich and abundant with the struggles and histories of legions of people who dedicated their time and energy to nearly every…

    Legs and Buttocks at the United States Gay Open

    Legs and Buttocks at the United States Gay Open

    By John Chen– At my gym several years ago, a couple of body builders approached me with obvious anxiety and trepidation. Unsure about what was to come, I broke the…

    ‘I Believe That Children Are Our Future’

    ‘I Believe That Children Are Our Future’

    By Louise “Lou” Fischer– In November of 2017, I wrote a column entitled “Enough Already, We Need Stricter Gun Control” (http://sfbaytimes.com/enough-already-need-stricter-gun-control/). Last month, in response to the tragic mass shooting…

    It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way: Marching for Our Lives

    It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way: Marching for Our Lives

    By John Lewis– When I learned about the upcoming “March for Our Lives” to end gun violence and shootings in schools, I reflected back on when gun violence first affected…

    An Often Unspoken Reality Underlying America’s Aversion to Gun Control

    An Often Unspoken Reality Underlying America’s Aversion to Gun Control

    By Andrea Shorter– As the national March for Our Lives is just days and hours away from this Sunday, March 24, our nation already owes the young people from Parkland,…

    Find Your Flexibility

    Find Your Flexibility

    By Cinder Ernst– During my thirty years of being a personal fitness trainer, I have noticed most people fall into three categories of flexibility. These categories are anecdotal observations coupled…

    Gen Z Is Taking Down Barriers to Gun Control

    Gen Z Is Taking Down Barriers to Gun Control

    By Andrea Shorter– As much as I love my home here in San Francisco, at heart I will always be a Hoosier from Indiana. As a Hoosier, I love that…

    A Gay Victorian Love Story

    A Gay Victorian Love Story

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– It was love at first sight for the two young men, students at Harvard just before the Civil War. Tom, “a lovely boy,” was strikingly beautiful—his…