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    Think Futuristic Fantasy: “Use The Force”

    Think Futuristic Fantasy: “Use The Force”

    In the epic Star Wars series created by George Lucas, “The Force” is described as a binding, ubiquitous energy field flowing through all living things. When harnessed, its power can…

    Over the Tabletop

    Over the Tabletop

    Each year, my partner Philip and I kick off the Holiday Season by attending DINING BY DESIGN, the annual fundraiser sponsored by DIFFA, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS diffa.org/. Over…

    The Temescal: An East Bay Urban Village

    The Temescal: An East Bay Urban Village

    There’s a “happening” in the East Bay! Let me be your guide. I recently met a client who decided that the real estate reality of buying a home in San…

    Housing Market Forecast for 2014

    Housing Market Forecast for 2014

    I closed last month’s column with a very brief statement about California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) releasing its annual Housing Market Forecast for 2014. In short, it looks as if…

    Success Stems from Happiness

    Success Stems from Happiness

    Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Robert Holden dedicates his life to studying happiness. Holden maintains that happiness doesn’t result from success. Rather, success stems from happiness. He states, “The reason…

    Rosemary Chicken, More Than a Great Meal

    Rosemary Chicken, More Than a Great Meal

    I recently found a surprising Gem of the Bay. The voice resonates happiness and joy, security and fulfillment. It fills one up with a warm taste of satisfaction and leaves…

    Profiles of Compassion and Courage: Thom Lynch

    Profiles of Compassion and Courage: Thom Lynch

    Dynamic non-profit executive Thom Lynch has nearly 25 years of leadership experience in our community, doing everything from serving as Program Director of the San Francisco Food Bank to holding…

    Exploring Forgiveness, Part 4: The Path of Forgiveness

    Exploring Forgiveness, Part 4: The Path of Forgiveness

    (Editor’s Note: This is the fourth and final article of a series concerning exploring forgiveness.) If you’ve followed the series this far, you may want to forgive someone who has…

    Making Music Through History

    On June 25, 1978, a skinny, mustachioed music teacher blew a whistle, and a block of 70 musicians in jeans and red visors swung onto Market Street playing “California, Here…

    My Heart…San Francisco!

    My Heart…San Francisco!

    I am on a plane en route to the San Francisco Bay Area, the land that I love! I speak of San Francisco and Oakland with unabashed affection to whomever…